Tel Aviv, Israel and New York, NY, December 21, 2010 – Checkmarx, the leader in security code analysis, announced today its entrance in the “Visionaries” Quadrant in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Static Application Security Testing 2010 by Joseph Feiman and Neil MacDonald. Earlier this year, Checkmarx was also named a “Cool Vendor” in Gartner’s Cool Vendors in Application Security, 2010 by Ray Wagner, Joseph Feiman, Neil MacDonald, John Pescatore and Earl Perkins.
“We feel that our position in the Visionaries Quadrant is a strong acknowledgement of our market-leading capabilities and innovative technology enabling our unique solution for cloud based platforms” said Emmanuel Benzaquen, CEO of Checkmarx. “We are ideally set to execute on our vision and our fast growing customer base is our signature as we enter a new era of application security. We are thrilled with Gartner recognition, which we believe is acknowledgement of our visionary approach both technologically and business wise”
“As attacks have become more financially motivated, and as organizations have improved the security of their network, desktop and server infrastructures, there has been a shift to application level attacks. Static application security testing (SAST) is one of the technology markets aimed at securing applications.
SAST should be considered a mandatory requirement for all IT organizations that develop or procure applications. Even though the market has not reached maturity, enterprises must adopt SAST technologies and processes because the need is strategic.”
Checkmarx is the first code analysis company that can inspect and summarize application security risk quickly, non-intrusively and with tremendous accuracy. Checkmarx innovates in ESI (Enterprise security intelligence), storing normalized models of scanned applications and results of its analyses in a persistent repository, thereby enabling customizable queries and impact analysis. Checkmarx created unique offering for the emerging cloud based software platform vendors. Salesforce.com is using it to analyze the application code that salesforce.com, its partners and its users upload to the platform. Addressing the security of cloud platforms is a growing area of concern and interest to cloud platform providers and their users.
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