Gartner Research

Market Guide for Vulnerability Assessment

Published: 19 June 2018

ID: G00322354

Analyst(s): Prateek Bhajanka, Craig Lawson


The VA market is mature, but is being challenged by the need to cover changing device demographics and emerging technologies and better represent true risk. Security and risk management leaders who need VA solutions should use this research to evaluate vendors and improve their security programs.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition

  • Market Description

Market Direction

Market Analysis

  • Web Application Scanning
  • SCA
  • Cloud Security Posture Assessment
  • Operational Technology Assessment
  • Threat and Vulnerability Management
  • BAS Tools
  • Penetration Testing
  • VA Methods
  • Analysis of Vulnerability Risk Impact and Remediation Prioritization

Representative Vendors

Market Recommendations

  • Risk-Based Vulnerability Management
  • The Problem of Intersectionality

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