Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Application Security, 2015

Published: 09 July 2015

ID: G00277759

Analyst(s): Joseph Feiman


Applications and data, not the infrastructure, are the main focus of modern cyberattacks. Application security markets further evolve to secure Web, cloud and mobile applications.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Software-Defined Application Services
  • At the Peak
    • Runtime Application Self-Protection
    • Mobile Application Hardening
    • Protected Mobile Browsers
    • DevSecOps
    • Mobile Application Development Platform Security Capabilities
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Application Shielding
    • Cloud Access Security Brokers
    • Enterprise Mobile App Stores
    • Interactive Application Security Testing
    • Mobile Application Security Testing
    • Dynamic Data Masking
    • Security Intelligence
    • SOA Testing
    • Software Composition Analysis
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Application Security Professional Services
    • Database Audit and Protection
    • Application Security as a Service
    • Tokenization
    • Web Application Firewalls
    • Application Control
    • Application Obfuscation
    • Context-Aware Security
    • Static Data Masking
    • Static Application Security Testing
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Fraud Detection
    • SIEM
    • Dynamic Application Security Testing
    • Mobile Data Protection
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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