Industry Observations-Static Analysis-Web Application Security

WhiteHat named a Leader in Application Security Testing in New Gartner Magic Quadrant Report

This week marks the release of the Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing,” the first ever to combine Dynamic and Static Application Security Testing (DAST and SAST). WhiteHat Security has been placed in the leaders quadrant. We believe this recognizes our corporate vision to provide best-in-class application security testing solutions, our work as a “pioneer” in the space, and our execution in bringing products to market that meet the needs of the enterprise and SME user.

As we and our customers know, WhiteHat has risen from being a challenger to industry veterans and is now a formidable competitor in our industry. We believe that WhiteHat’s solutions are delivering what the enterprise market is demanding: easy-to-implement, scalable, comprehensive solutions to keep ahead of web security threats.

While trendy buzzwords come and go, the facts are clear. Applications remain the easiest way for attackers to gain access to your organization’s critical data. As businesses of all sizes have become aware of application security, they have searched for solutions to a complex and seemingly insurmountable problem. The 100-person, single-site e-commerce company has very different requirements than the 50,000-employee multi-national corporation. WhiteHat understood very early on that application security is not a “one-size-fits-all” challenge, and as such we offer three tiers of service to address the breadth and depth of coverage an organization may need.

In an industry that often bemoans the fact that there a too few experts to handle the load, we built WhiteHat Sentinel from the ground up as a software-as-a-service solution. Customers receive not only a technology solution, but an extension of their application security team with WhiteHat’s world-class Threat Research Center (TRC). Unlike software-only solutions, the TRC gives remediation advice, verifies all findings, and handles all the administration of the solution, freeing in-house security staff to focus on strategic projects and remediation strategies. Additionally, technology innovations, like integration with application security firewalls on the DAST side, plus IP protection on the SAST side, make Sentinel stand out from the pack.

Ultimately, this honor belongs to WhiteHat’s incredible staff and to our customers. Our team has grown to more than 300 individuals who are passionate about application security and making Sentinel the best it can be. Our customers, many of whom have been with us for years, make us better each day. Their enthusiastic use of Sentinel, and honest feedback regarding features and functionality, have driven improvements and product direction, like the addition of Sentinel Source to our service portfolio. We are pleased with this recognition, which will further stoke our drive to innovate and bring application security solutions to market that keep our customers ahead of the evolving threats.

A full copy of the Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing”* can be found here.

*Gartner Inc., “Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing” by Neil MacDonald and Joseph Feiman, July 2, 2013. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Editor’s note: Portions of this blog post were updated on July 14, 2013 to comply with Gartner’s strict Copyright and Quote policy.

  • Steve Benedict

    The URL for the Gartner report doesn’t work properly. It takes you to a Marketo login. No way to access the report. I called Marketo and they said this is the wrong link. If you could please address soon, I would be curious to see if others are reporting the same issue.