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Critical Capabilities for Application Security Testing


Application security testing is common, but technology changes such as containers, APIs and open source challenge existing toolsets. Security and risk management leaders must evaluate current capabilities and product roadmaps to ensure tools will contribute value in an evolving business environment.

Published: 27 April 2020

ID: G00394439

Analyst(s): Dale Gardner Dionisio Zumerle Mark Horvath

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • CAST
    • Checkmarx
    • Contrast Security
    • GitLab
    • HCL Software
    • Micro Focus
    • Onapsis
    • Rapid7
    • Synopsys
    • Veracode
    • WhiteHat Security
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Static AST
    • Dynamic AST
    • Interactive AST
    • Software Composition Analysis
    • Mobile AST
    • Business-Critical Applications
    • API Testing and Discovery
    • Automation and Speed
    • SDLC Integration
  • Use Cases
    • Enterprise
    • Public-Facing Web Applications
    • Mobile and Client
    • DevOps/DevSecOps
    • Cloud-Native Applications
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Open-Source Software Considerations
  • Other Players
  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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