IBM Named Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing

Armonk: IBM today announced that Gartner has named IBM as a leader in Application Security Testing (AST) in the recently published Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing which analyzes vendors’ Static, Dynamic and Interactive Application Security Testing styles. IBM has been named a leader by Gartner in Application Security Testing in four consecutive reports.

According to Gartner, IBM Security was recognized for its completeness of vision and ability to execute. As part of its AST portfolio, IBM has also added innovative Static Application Security Testing functionality to improve accuracy with Intelligent Code Analytics (ICA) and Intelligent Finding Analytics (IFA), both of which are delivered via the cloud to on-premises and cloud clients.

IBM’s Application Security Management platform gives businesses a risk-centric unified reporting dashboard with a complementary framework to manage security risks in applications across business operations. IBM Security’s Application Security Testing solutions including IBM Security AppScan and IBM Application Security on Cloud, provide preemptive protection for mobile and web-based applications.

“To us, acknowledgement as a leader four times in a row in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing is something our team is very proud of,” said Larry Gerard, Program Director, Application Security Offering Management, IBM Security. “IBM’s use of Cognitive Analytics to automate and reduce manual steps has helped to maintain our leadership position while also simplifying the AST process for our clients. We are focused on providing solutions to secure apps from vulnerabilities and help organizations to remediate and avoid potential attacks in the future. The best application security defense strategy is to design and build secure applications.”

According to Gartner, “Security testing is growing faster than any other security market, as AST solutions adapt to new development methodologies and increased application complexity. Security and risk management leaders must integrate AST into their application security programs.”

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