Gartner Research

What You Should Ask Your Packaged Application Vendor About Security

Published: 20 September 2017

ID: G00327793

Analyst(s): Mark Horvath , Mike Guay


Arm the application leader supporting the purchase of packaged applications with some basic security questions. This will enable line-of-business managers and security risk managers to evaluate the application's security posture and include security as part of the overall acceptance criteria.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Determine Your Minimum Acceptable Security Standards
  • Obtain the Policy for Handling Protected Data From Prospective Vendors
  • Confirm Whether Applications Being Considered Will Be Deployed in the Cloud

Case Study

  • Boston-Based Biotechnology Company

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