IDC MarketScape Report
Contrast named a "Major Player" in the 2022 IDC MarketScape
“There is no leeway for poor software security as companies deal with a volatile economic and global health climate that remains erratic, along with increasingly complex sourcing and complex deployments.” - IDC
Contrast Security was named a "Major Player" in the 2022 IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Application Security Testing, Code Analytics, and Software Composition Analysis 2022 Vendor Assessment. Vendors are evaluated based on the strength of the vendor products' associated capabilities and strategies, revenue share, and differentiated position and capabilities in emerging markets of concern.
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IDC’s opinion on “the imperative to weave security into quality and the software development life cycle (SDLC) as part of DevOps and DevSecOps — shifting security "left" to incorporate policies, design, and programmatic code-based approaches to help ensure software security and quality.
Primary drivers for adopting DevSecOps
Why "Contrast performed well during the Log4Shell crisis without requiring updates or new rules for its platform — a challenging test for application security vendors." and “Contrast Security's hybrid approach (combining IAST, SAST, DAST, SCA, and runtime application self-protection [RASP]) enables contextualization, improving execution and the ability for developers to remediate issues while helping decrease the percentage of false positives.
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SOURCE: IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Application Security Testing, Code Analytics, and Software Composition Analysis 2022 Vendor Assessment — Coordinating Security and Quality for Resilience and DevSecOps , by Melinda-Carol Ballou, March 2022, IDC # US47097521
IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. The Capabilities score measures vendor product, go-to-market and business execution in the short-term. The Strategy score measures alignment of vendor strategies with customer requirements in a 3-5-year timeframe. Vendor market share is represented by the size of the circles.