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Checkmarx Named a Leader in Static Application Security Testing by Independent Research Firm

Checkmarx receives top ranking in ‘strategy’ category, which includes product vision, planned enhancements, execution roadmap, and market approach

NEW YORK & RAMAT GAN, ISRAEL – January 11, 2021 – 

Checkmarx, a global leader in software security solutions for DevOps, today announced that it has been recognized as a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Static Application Security Testing, Q1 2021. Based on Forrester’s analysis of the 12 most significant static application security testing (SAST) vendors, Checkmarx ranks highest in the ‘strategy’ category, earning the top possible scores in the product vision, planned enhancements, execution roadmap, and market approach criteria.

When evaluating Checkmarx SAST (CxSAST), Forrester notes in the report, "CxSAST has invested in support for new development approaches, including scans for OWASP Top 10 API issues and support for Salesforce’s VisualForce and Lightning frameworks." Furthermore, "customers embracing modern development methodologies will benefit from Checkmarx’s API support and deep integrations with CI/CD tooling."1

The Forrester report points out, "as development speeds continue to increase and teams embrace new development methodologies, SAST solutions that build security into the software development lifecycle (SDLC), regardless of how and where the application is built, will lead the pack. Vendors that offer deep integration with the CI/CD pipeline; quickly expand to protect new architectures like containers, APIs, and infrastructure-as-code (IaC); and continuously improve on performance and accuracy, position themselves to delight both security and developer stakeholders."

Checkmarx provides automated solutions that simplify and speed up security testing in DevOps. A foundational component of the Checkmarx Software Security Platform, CxSAST is capable of identifying hundreds of security vulnerabilities and weaknesses in custom source code, with the unique ability to scan uncompiled/unbuilt code. By placing an emphasis on the developer experience, CxSAST enables developers to work efficiently with their preferred tools and triggers scans directly from code management platforms such as GitHub and GitLab, thereby streamlining workflows and speeding up the overall process of secure software development.

"Checkmarx strives to deliver the value customers expect from an enterprise SAST offering, while also continuously evolving our solutions to be at the forefront of addressing and supporting modern application development," said Emmanuel Benzaquen, CEO, Checkmarx. "We believe being named a Leader by Forrester, as well as scoring highest in the strategy category, further reinforces the strength of our current SAST offering, as well as our innovative product vision and market approach."

In addition to SAST, Checkmarx offers software composition analysis (CxSCA), interactive application security testing (CxIAST), and integrated developer AppSec training (CxCodebashing), providing a comprehensive approach to application security testing.

Download a complimentary copy of The Forrester Wave™: Static Application Security Testing, Q1 2021 here.

1 – The Forrester Wave: Static Application Security Testing, Q1 2021 by Sandy Carielli, Amy DeMartine, Melissa Bongarzone, and Christine Turley, January 11, 2021 

About Checkmarx

Checkmarx is the global leader in software security solutions for modern enterprise software development. Checkmarx delivers the industry’s most comprehensive Software Security Platform that unifies with DevOps and provides static and interactive application security testing, software composition analysis, and developer AppSec awareness and training programs to reduce and remediate risk from software vulnerabilities. Checkmarx is trusted by more than 40 of the Fortune 100 companies and half of the Fortune 50, including leading organizations such as SAP, Samsung, and Learn more at

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