Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Application Security, 2019

Published: 30 July 2019

ID: G00370132

Analyst(s): Mark Horvath


Today’s pace of application development is continuously accelerating, giving 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
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • API Security Testing and Discovery
    • Serverless Application Security
    • Chaos Engineering
    • Application Monitoring and Protection
  • At the Peak
    • Application Security Orchestration and Correlation
    • API Threat Protection
    • Software Usage Analytics
    • Application Security Requirements and Threat Management
    • Crowdsourced Security Testing Platforms
    • Format-Preserving Encryption
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Mobile Threat Defense
    • Privacy by Design
    • Bot Management
    • Business-Critical Application Security
    • Container Security
    • Cloud Data Protection Gateways
    • Runtime Application Self-Protection
    • In-App Protection
    • User and Entity Behavior Analytics
    • Cloud Application Discovery
    • Interactive Application Security Testing
    • DevSecOps
    • Enterprise App Stores
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Dynamic Data Masking
    • Full Life Cycle API Management
    • Protected Browsers
    • Cloud Access Security Brokers
    • Application Security Testing Suite
    • SIEM
    • Web Application Firewalls
    • Application Security Professional Services
    • Software Composition Analysis
    • Database Audit and Protection
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Application Control
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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