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Contrast Security acknowledged as the sole Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing for 2018


Gartner recently released its periodic update to the Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing (AST) for 2018. Gartner defines the AST market as the buyers and sellers of products and services designed to analyze and test applications for security vulnerabilities. The report provides extensive research and analysis on 12 major vendors within Application Security Testing. Vendors are evaluated on “completeness of vision” and “ability to execute” criteria. Gartner determines how vendors are positioned within the quadrant and has identified Contrast Security as the only company in the Visionary Quadrant for the 3rd consecutive year.



We believe a major distinction of being the only company in the Gartner Magic Quadrant “Visionaries” category, Contrast earned this designation for having exceedingly strong “completeness of vision.” - Contrast Security was also recognized for its ability to execute. We believe this recognition supports our position as one of the leading front-runners and innovative trailblazers within the AST marketplace. Contrast Security has been a major transformational cybersecurity company within the AST marketplace for many years with its leading Interactive Application Security Testing (IAST) and Runtime Application Self-Protection (RASP) solutions used throughout the entire Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) process.

Contrast Security provides an optimal fit for organizations pursuing a DevOps methodology and looking for approaches to insert automated, continuous security testing that's transparent to developers and testers.

Contrast Security is transforming the Application Security Testing market by delivering a comprehensive solution that provides an optimal fit with high-velocity software development processes that are primarily established in Agile and DevSecOps environments. Contrast Security is honored to be named the sole Gartner Magic Quadrant AST Visionary. The company strives to continually and successfully disrupt the Application Security market, changing the way software is both developed and operated in testing and production environments.

A full complimentary copy of the Gartner's 2018 Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing can be viewed here.

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing, Ayal Tirosh, Dionisio Zumerle, Mark Horvath, 3/2018.

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Mark Hodgson, Vice President of Marketing

Mark Hodgson, Vice President of Marketing

Mark's extensive experience spans over 28 years in marketing high-tech products and services to consumers and corporations. Specific area of expertise is application security and mobile application security.