Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Application Security Testing

Published: 18 April 2019

ID: G00355759

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


AST supports web application, API and mobile application testing for traditional software development life cycles and DevOps. Security and risk management leaders need to choose AST solutions that focus on SDLC integration, automation capabilities, speed and analysis of open-source dependencies.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • Acunetix
    • CAST
    • Checkmarx
    • Contrast Security
    • IBM
    • Micro Focus
    • Qualys
    • Rapid7
    • Synopsys
    • Veracode
    • WhiteHat Security
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Software Composition Analysis
    • Static AST
    • Automation and Turnaround
    • Dynamic AST
    • SDLC Integration
    • API Security Testing
    • Certifications
    • Mobile AST
    • Interactive AST
    • Stand-Alone AST
  • Use Cases
    • Commercial
    • Regulated
    • DevOps and Modern Applications
    • Penetration Testing
    • Custom Development
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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