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Contrast Security Recognized as the Only Visionary in Gartner 2018 Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing

Los Altos, Calif. – March 20, 2018 – Contrast Security, the pioneer in enabling “self-protecting” software with security safeguards built directly into critical applications, today announced that for the third year in a row, it was named a Visionary in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing.

According to Gartner, “Global-scale scandals around critical application breaches have highlighted the need for effective detection of exploitable application security vulnerabilities. Application security testing is the solution for Web, cloud and mobile applications.”

Contrast Security’s vision is one where application security testing products are accurate, continuous and scalable, therefore dramatically reducing the need for software security expertise. Contrast’s interactive application security testing (IAST) product, Contrast Assess, makes application security an automated, continuous and seamless part of software development, not a barrier slowing development and frustrating developers. Contrast Protect, Contrast’s runtime application self-protection (RASP) product, becomes part of applications to provide enterprise-wide protection for your deployed applications.

Contrast Security considers this recognition as continued validation of its ability to replace the legacy application security solutions that have been on the market for more than a decade. Contrast believes the industry needs a new era of self-protecting software with a solution that provides both application security testing and protection in a single integrated platform. Contrast’s patented deep security instrumentation enables highly accurate assessment and always-on protection of an entire application portfolio, without disruptive scanning or expensive security experts.

“Contrast is truly innovative and revolutionary in both philosophy and technology from any existing application security testing technology,” said Surag Patel, Chief Strategy Officer of Contrast Security. “We are honored to be named the only Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing as we continue to successfully disrupt the application security market and change the way software is both produced and operated.”

A full complimentary copy of the NEW Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing can be viewed here.

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing, Ayal Tirosh, Dionisio Zumerle, Mark Horvath, 19 March 2018.

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About Contrast Security:

Contrast Security is the world’s leading provider of security technology that enables software applications to protect themselves against cyberattacks, heralding the new era of self-protecting software. Contrast's patented deep security instrumentation is the breakthrough technology that enables highly accurate assessment and always-on protection of an entire application portfolio, without disruptive scanning or expensive security experts. Only Contrast has sensors that work actively inside applications to uncover vulnerabilities, prevent data breaches, and secure the entire enterprise from development, to operations, to production. More information can be found at or by following Contrast on Twitter at @ContrastSec.


For more information:
Jacklyn Kellick
LEWIS Communications for Contrast Security

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.