For Fourth Consecutive Year, Checkmarx Named a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for AST

Today marks the much-anticipated release of the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing (AST), and we’re thrilled to announce that Checkmarx has been named a Leader for the fourth consecutive year based on our ability to execute and completeness of vision. Checkmarx continues to maintain its strong position in the AST market and we’re very proud of that.  More and more organizations are embedding AST throughout their modern application development initiatives, driving rapid AST market growth that trends alongside the proliferation of software amidst worldwide digital transformation. In fact, according to the report authors, “Gartner estimates end-user spending in this expanded AST market reached $2.2 billion worldwide in 2020.” This year, Gartner decided to expand the scope of AST to include API and Infrastructure as Code (IaC) testing, among others. According to the report, “By 2023, 90% of web-enabled applications will have more surface area for attack in the form of exposed APIs rather than the user interface (UI), up from 50% in 2020.” In addition, “By 2022, API abuses will move from an infrequent to the most frequent attack vector, resulting in data breaches for enterprise web applications.” *1 We believe that the observations made by Gartner support the need for enterprises to not only implement a strong foundation of testing proprietary code and open source libraries via SAST, SCA, and IAST scans, but to also account for emerging cloud-native technologies including APIs, containers, microservices, and IaC. Enterprise and government cloud-based initiatives are in overdrive and that’s only going to continue. The digitally modernized world runs on software, making the importance of software security undisputable, and the ability to embed security throughout modern application development approaches are even more essential today. Application security testing solutions that address the broadening risk landscape are no longer a ‘nice to have,’ but rather a ‘must have,’ and today, it’s imperative to leverage modern solutions that address all components and risks within modern applications. As a result,  Checkmarx is laser-focused on helping our customers navigate software complexity and expand their test coverage to address the way applications are being developed and deployed, so they can improve the security and quality of their software without slowing down development. With 15+ years of innovation in AST, we remain committed and intensely passionate about delivering powerful solutions to serve the entire software security market. As we celebrate being named a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing, we’d like to thank our incredible customers, partners, and employees who have been, and will continue to be, the cornerstone of our success.

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Download a complimentary copy of the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing here. To learn more about the Checkmarx suite of Application Security Testing solutions, visit: and *1 – Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing, Dale Gardner, Mark Horvath, and Dionisio Zumerle, 27 May 2021. Gartner Disclaimer: 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 or other designation. 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.

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