Gartner Information Technology Research

Market Guide for Vulnerability Assessment

Published: 20 November 2019

ID: G00367737

Analyst(s): Prateek Bhajanka, Mitchell Schneider, Craig Lawson, Dale Gardner


Security and risk management leaders evaluating VA products and services need to understand the important role they play in risk-based vulnerability management. VA identifies and assesses vulnerabilities proactively to establish the security and risk posture, not just to meet compliance mandates.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition

  • Market Description

Market Direction

Market Analysis

  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Dynamic Application Security Testing
  • Security Configuration Assessment
  • Cloud Security Posture Assessment
  • Operational Technology Assessment
  • Vulnerability Prioritization Technology
  • Breach and Attack Simulation
  • Penetration Testing
  • Bug Bounties and Crowdsourced Security Testing
  • VA Methods
  • Analysis of Vulnerability Risk Impact and Remediation Prioritization

Representative Vendors

Market Recommendations

  • Vulnerability Assessment as a Feature or a Product
  • Risk-Based Vulnerability Management
  • The Problem of Intersectionality

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