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Contrast Security recognized in the 2023 Gartner® AppSec Testing Voice of the Customer report

Contrast Security recognized in the 2023 Gartner® AppSec Testing Voice of the Customer report

The 2023 Gartner Peer Insights™ “Voice of the Customer”: Application Security Testing report has recognized Contrast Security as garnering approval from most customers, with 94% of Contrast customers being willing to recommend its Secure Code Platform, the company announced today. 

Contrast also received an overall customer rating of 4.7 out of 5.0, based on 37 reviews as of August 2023. Gartner defines Application Security Testing (AST) as the buyers and sellers of products and services designed to analyze and test applications for security vulnerabilities. 

Gartner Peer Insights is an online platform of ratings and reviews of IT software and services written and read by IT professionals and technology decision-makers. Its goal: to help IT leaders make more insightful purchase decisions and technology providers to improve their products by receiving objective, unbiased feedback from their customers. Gartner Peer Insights has published 1,350 reviews and ratings in the 18-month period ending Aug. 31, 2023. Only vendors with 20 or more eligible published reviews during the specified submission period are included in the “Voice of the Customer.”

“It is an honor to be recognized in the Gartner Voice of the Customer for 2023 Application Security Testing,” said Julie Giannini, Chief Customer Success Officer at Contrast Security. “To see all the positive reviews by our customers further validates the value we provide with our Runtime Security technology. We will continue to focus on simplifying the lives of our customers and enable them to successfully protect against modern application security attacks.”

Findings of the Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’ report

Companies evaluating AST solutions in the marketplace rely on Gartner Peer Insights to evaluate vendor options. Those considering an AST platform should take note of Contrast’s overall rating of 4.7/5.0 as of Aug. 31, 2023, based on 37 reviews. Note that ratings were taken on a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 is “completely dissatisfied” and 5 is “completely satisfied.” Ninety-four percent of customers providing reviews expressed a “willingness to recommend” Contrast to their peers. 

Beyond the overall rating of 4.7 out of 5.0, other ratings include:

  • 94% of Contrast customers are willing to recommend 
  • 4.7 out of 5.0 rating for product capabilities 
  • 4.6 out of 5.0 rating for integration & deployment 

Figure 1. Voice of the Customer for Application Security Testing (Source: Gartner, October 2023): Vendors placed in the upper-left “Strong Performer” quadrant of the “Voice of the Customer” meet or exceed the market average Overall Experience but do not meet the market average User Interest and Adoption.

Figure 2: Contrast Security Vendor Summary: (Source: Gartner, 18-month period ending Aug. 31, 2023).

Click here to read a complimentary copy of the Gartner Peer Insights “Voice of the Customer”: Application Security Testing (AST) report. 

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Reasons for all these positive reviews

When we look at reasons for such positive reviews and insights, there are multiple factors. In a world of outdated, disconnected security tools that create friction, slow developers down and clog up the development pipeline, Contrast isn’t satisfied with the status quo; rather, we choose to empower developers for tomorrow’s challenges. We don’t just empower them to defend their code; we also empower them to innovate, to create and to lead in an environment that’s secure, efficient and intelligently orchestrated.

Contrast breaks through with a new, unified approach that empowers security and development teams to get secure code moving seamlessly through the complete software development life cycle, enabling their businesses to take full advantage of the fast-moving application economy.

In short, Contrast empowers security and development teams to get secure code moving.

We ignite a culture of secure-from-the-start and accelerated development release cycles. We do that by giving every developer the power to see risks and secure their code in real time. We also get secure code moving by empowering security and development teams to focus on the risks that matter: The accuracy of our risk intelligence helps to increase application resilience without slowing your business down, allowing customers to eliminate the vulnerabilities that really matter.

Contrast integrates security seamlessly across your software life cycle and supply chain with a unified approach that simplifies, automates and protects, from development to production. 

To get an idea of the value that we deliver, check out what our customers had to say in Gartner reviews: 

What else customers said about us in Gartner customer reviews

One Of The Best Solutions For Security In The Market
— Cybersecurity Analyst in the IT Services Industry

"Contrast support team always responds fast to the requests / doubts we have, the support team acts very patient during the sessions where we need help on the contrast agent installation and always provides directions/suggestions on how to do things if the installation has gone wrong (ie. legacy servers). Also, they suggested other interesting services like front end assessment which was useful for us."

Have Not Seen Anything Better Than This... Way Ahead Of The Rest.
— Director of IT Security and Risk Management in the Insurance Industry

"Innovative company that provides the most accurate results for identifying application vulnerabilities and the most bang for your buck with the RASP protection."

"Interactive Application Security Testing (IAST) Is A Great Compliment To SAST"
— Product Security Engineer in the Healthcare and Biotech Industry
"The level of support provided by the Contrast team is outstanding!"

"Contrast Has Improved Our Application Security"
— Cybersecurity Analyst in the Education Industry
"Contrast Security has helped our teams shift left on application security. Their customer service is above and beyond; they are always there for us for any questions we have.”

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Lisa Vaas, Senior Content Marketing Manager, Contrast Security

Lisa Vaas, Senior Content Marketing Manager, Contrast Security

Lisa Vaas is a content machine, having spent years churning out reporting and analysis on information security and other flavors of technology. She’s now keeping the content engines revved to help keep secure code flowing at Contrast Security.