Leading cybersecurity vendor Synopsys on the latest 2022 Gartner report for application security testing


Editor’s brief: Leading cybersecurity vendor Synopsys has announced the publication of the 2022 Gartner® Critical Capabilities for Application Security Testing, and received the highest scores for all 5 use cases in Enterprise, Continuous Testing, Mobile and Client, DevSecOps, and Cloud-Native Applications. Read more below.

SINGAPORE Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a recognised leader in application security, today announced the publication of the 2022 Gartner® Critical Capabilities for Application Security Testing, a report that complements the Magic Quadrant™ for Application Security Testing and ranks the same 14 vendors across five common Use Cases. Synopsys received the highest scores for all five use cases: Enterprise, Continuous Testing, Mobile and Client, DevSecOps, and Cloud-Native Applications.[1,2]

According to the report, “While the core of AST tooling remains SAST/DAST/IAST/SCA, there has been significant expansion into additional tools, as APIs take a larger role and cloud-based applications move into full-fledged production applications. As documented in the accompanying Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing, the range of necessary capabilities has grown, requiring more comprehensive evaluations to ensure tools address the appropriate mix of application development technologies, styles and application architectures.”

“Recent high-profile vulnerabilities and software supply chain attacks have highlighted that managing software risk is becoming increasingly complex,” said Jason Schmitt, general manager of the Synopsys Software Integrity Group. “Organisations need a variety of integrated and interoperable application security solutions to address risks across the software development life cycle and the broader software supply chain—solutions that help them prioritise their remediation efforts while maintaining the velocity of their development workflows. We have made significant investments in these areas over the past year, including the release of new Rapid Scan capabilities for Coverity SAST and Black Duck SCA, the launch of Code Sight Standard Edition (a standalone version of our IDE plugin for developer-driven testing), and the acquisition of Code Dx (an open platform that helps security and development teams correlate and prioritise security findings across their AST tool portfolio). We believe our continued recognition validates our strategy and ability to address the evolving needs of the market.”

Download a complimentary copy of 2022 Critical Capabilities for Application Security Testing or read the blog post to learn more.

  1. Gartner, Inc. “Critical Capabilities for Application Security Testing” by Mark Horvath, Dale Gardner, and Dionisio Zumerle, April 26, 2022. 
  2. Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing” by Dale Gardner, Mark Horvath, and Dionisio Zumerle, April 18, 2022. 

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