Glossary: Gartner Magic Quadrant

Gartner Magic Quadrant

Magic Quadrant The Gartner Magic Quadrant includes the Magic Quadrant for AST (Application Security Testing) report published by the advisory firm Gartner Group. The goal of this Gartner Magic Quadrant is to deliver qualitative analysis of Application Security Testing vendors and indicate where the Application Security Testing market is headed. The market is analyzed either once per year or once every two years. Gartner analysis for application security is part of Gartner Cyber Security coverage. Gartner uses a chart to indicate the position in the market of each of the vendors analyzed. There are four quadrants in the chart, defined by two main criterias of which each vendor is scored:
  1. Completeness of vision
  2. Ability to execute
  In order to be positioned in the Gartner MQ for AST, each Application Security Testing vendor will undergo a process which includes exposing the Gartner analyst to company facts and statistics, such as sales numbers, business plans, technological roadmaps, and many other parameters. Additionally, vendors will provide a number of customers for references that will have a substantial impact on the Gartner Magic Quadrant for AST.     The process ends with each vendor being placed on one of the following Magic Quadrants in the Gartner report:
  • Leaders
  • Challengers
  • Visionaries
  • Niche Players
  Some of the Gartner Magic Quadrants to be updated throughout the year include: Gartner Magic Quadrant Security, Gartner Magic Quadrant IT Risk Management Solutions, etc.   Critical Capabilities Gartner Critical Capabilities is a fundamental document used together with the Gartner Magic Quadrant. Magic Quadrants place and position market vendors, while the aim of the Gartner Critical Capabilities is to provide a deeper analysis in order to provide powerful insights on the vendor’s products and offerings.   Through what Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for AST research provides, one can expand the Application Security Testing vendor investigation based on key capabilities and comparative analysis that scored competing products and services against a number of factors identified by Gartner. The Critical Capabilities for AST document will show which of the rated products and services will be most fitting for your needs and will provide advice on which products or services should be added to your relevant contending vendors.   Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit The Gartner Security Summit is a global event held by Gartner and designed for security and business leaders. The Security Summit’s goal is to provides attendees with best practices and strategies to maintain cost-effective security and risk program. Usually events will include local analysts from multiple verticals and may also include Gartner customers presenting case study or thought leadership materials.
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