Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Application Security, 2018

Published: 27 July 2018

ID: G00340359

Analyst(s): Ayal Tirosh


Digital business accelerates the pace of application development and gives way to complex, interconnected software systems. Security leaders need to adopt innovations in the application security space to handle the growing complexity.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
    • Climbing the Peak
    • Sliding Into the Trough
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Application Security Testing Orchestration
    • Chaos Engineering
    • Application Monitoring and Protection
    • Application Vulnerability Correlation
  • At the Peak
    • API Threat Protection
    • Application Security Requirements and Threat Management
    • Software Usage Analytics
    • Container Security
    • Crowdsourced Security Testing Platforms
    • Bot Management
    • Format-Preserving Encryption
    • Business-Critical Application Security
    • Mediated APIs
    • Mobile Threat Defense
    • Privacy by Design
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Runtime Application Self-Protection
    • Protected Browsers
    • User and Entity Behavior Analytics
    • Application Shielding
    • Interactive Application Security Testing
    • DevSecOps
    • Dynamic Data Masking
    • Enterprise Mobile App Stores
    • Cloud Access Security Brokers
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Application Security Testing Suite
    • Managed WLAN
    • SOA Testing
    • SIEM
    • Software Composition Analysis
    • Web Application Firewalls
    • Application Security Professional Services
    • Database Audit and Protection
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Application Control
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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