Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Application Security Testing

Published: 19 March 2018

ID: G00328427

Analyst(s): Dionisio Zumerle , Ayal Tirosh , Mark Horvath


Application security testing evolves from supporting basic web app testing to enabling DevSecOps, and securing mobile and single page apps. Security and risk management leaders must select AST solutions focusing on SDLC integration, software composition analysis, automation and speed.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • CA Technologies (Veracode)
    • Checkmarx
    • Contrast Security
    • IBM
    • Micro Focus
    • Positive Technologies
    • Qualys
    • Rapid7
    • SiteLock
    • Synopsys
    • Trustwave
    • WhiteHat Security
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Static AST
    • Dynamic AST
    • Interactive AST
    • SDLC Integration
    • Automation and Turnaround
    • Software Composition Analysis
    • Testing as a Service
    • Behavioral Analysis
    • Certifications
  • Use Cases
    • Commercial
    • Regulated
    • Custom
    • DevOps
    • Mobile
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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