Gartner just published its 2020 Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing (AST), and we’re pleased to be named a Leader! This is the fifth time that WhiteHat has been acknowledged as a Leader in this report. You can download a complimentary copy of the full Magic Quadrant report here.
In order to place in the Leaders quadrant, a vendor is selected on its “completeness of vision” and “ability to execute.” Gartner states “Leaders in the AST market demonstrate breadth and depth of AST products and services. Leaders typically provide mature, reputable SAST and DAST, and demonstrate vision through development of other emerging AST techniques, such as container support, in their solutions. Leaders also provide organizations with AST-as-a-service delivery models for testing, or with a choice of a tool and AST-as-a-service, as well as an enterprise-class reporting framework supporting multiple users, groups and roles, ideally via a single management console. Leaders also have the ability to support the testing of mobile applications and exhibit strong execution in the core AST technologies they offer. While they may excel in specific AST categories, Leaders should offer a complete platform with strong market presence, growth and client retention.”
We believe that placement in the Leaders quadrant by Gartner is one of the highest honors a company like ours can receive. This year’s position validates, in many ways, our commitment to innovation and our dedication to delivering industry-leading products to the market. Since the last Magic Quadrant report, we’ve been:
- Expanding Our Global Reach: In July of 2019, WhiteHat was acquired by NTT Ltd., a leading global technology services company. This immediately enabled us to bring solutions and professional services to clients in over 100 countries where NTT Ltd. operates. With major wins in 2019 across the Americas, Europe, Australia and Japan, we continue to leverage channel partners, direct sales teams, and the global presence of NTT Ltd. to service customers worldwide.
- Product Developments: WhiteHat’s Sentinel application security platform offers a complete set of capabilities for dynamic, static, API, mobile and software composition analysis. The Sentinel platform delivers cloud and managed services, enabling businesses to quickly deploy an application security program across the entire software lifecycle (SLC). By combining both human and artificial intelligence with comprehensive attack and vulnerability research conducted by its Threat Research Center (TRC), WhiteHat helps customers identify and remediate vulnerabilities within all their applications.
- Pioneering Free Services for the Public We also began offering free application scanning services to public sector organizations to combat rising state-sponsored cyberattacks.
Innovation among security engineers and app developers continues to explode, which means DevSecOps is a moving target with new companies surfacing daily. In our opinion, many security professionals turn to analyst firms like Gartner to make strategic purchasing decisions for their security teams; they act as a trusted source for information on the best products currently available to the market.
Our commitment to DevSecOps has been recognized by the analyst community for years. We’re happy that they’re continuing to cover our product research and development in a positive way.