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Application Security Resources

Contrast Security Review: CSO Magazine
"Contrast Security has one of the most elegant solutions out there for application security."Read the report.
2019 Magic Quadrant for App Security Testing
Gartner again positions Contrast Security as sole “Visionary” in the Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing.Read the report.
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Technical Brief
Get the Most Out of Your WAF Investment

Ultimately, Contrast Protect was originally built to be a "WAF killer" however,สas we started making conversations with organizations, they stated that WAF was a worthwhile investment and they do not plan on getting rid of it. For this reason, we instead leveraged our RASP technologyสto help aid known limitations of WAF forสa better, more accurate way to protect web applications in production.

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Technical Brief
5 Facts How RASP Transforms AppSec Programs

Learn how RASP can transformสyour security organization in both the development and operation cycle. RASP delivers visibility into application security events, better and broaderสapplication protection, and security that fits with modern application approaches.

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Technical Brief
The Case for Application Security Monitoring (ASM)

The advent of ASM provides IT Operations and Security teams unprecedented visibility and control over the security of the application layer. Operations teams already use similar tools for monitoring performance of the running application: Application Performance Management (APM) solutions such as AppDynamics, Dynatrace or New Relic. These telemetry products use an agent-based technology to instrument the running application and measure performance ั just like Contrast does for security!

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Technical Brief
Accurately Accessing AppSec with the OWASP Benchmark

With the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Benchmark, organizations now have a way to systematically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of their current solutions and alternatives. Contrast Security, which the OWASP Benchmark demonstratedสas exceptionally accurate, is anสevident choice to augment or replace existing SAST and DAST tools.

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Technical Brief
The Four Critical Dimensions of Application Security "Coverage"

For many, าcoverageำ is the third rail ัสyet it is perhaps the most critical part of your application security strategy. It is a deceptively complex concept, but in this technical brief, our recommendations can help you build an application security program that allowsสorganizationsสto understand and improve coverage, instead of just measuring the size of your pile of vulnerabilities.

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