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IT Central Station Announces The Top Application Security Solutions of Q1 2017 Based On Real User Reviews

HPE, Checkmarx and CA Technologies are ranked as the leading application security vendors of Q1, based on peer reviews from real users in the IT Central Station community.

IT Central Station, the leading product review site for enterprise technology, announced the top application security vendors of Q1 2017. During the past year over two million professionals, including 96% of the Fortune 100, have used IT Central Station’s crowdsourced reviews in their technology buying process.

All reviews are validated through IT Central Station’s triple authentication process. IT Central Station’s reviews are known for their depth and quality, with an average of 420 words per review.

The highest ranking application security solution, based on peer reviews and crowdsourced buyer intent data from the IT Central Station community, was HPE Fortify on Demand. Following HPE as the overall best application security solutions of the quarter were Checkmarx, CA Technologies, SonarQube, and Qualys.

HPE Fortify on Demand was ranked first in the category with 8 reviews from real users. Visitors to IT Central Station viewed and compared HPE Fortify on Demand more than any other application security solution, with a total of 21,229 views and 12,622 comparisons as of the end of Q1.

The most popular comparison of application security by IT Central Station visitors was between HPE Fortify on Demand and Checkmarx. HPE Fortify on Demand and Veracode tied for the highest review rating score overall, each with an average rating of 8.5 out of 10, followed by SonarQube, with a rating of 7.8 out of 10.

Among users from mid-sized enterprises, the solution with the highest rating was HPE Fortify on Demand. Users from small enterprises rated Veracode as their top application security solution.

The IT Central Station ranking is a composite score that includes average rating, number of reviews, and a buyer intent index including number of views, comparisons and follows by IT Central Station visitors. IT Central Station ranking factors and calculations are fully transparent and can be found below the rankings on

IT Central Station calculates which solutions are trending higher or lower based on activity from IT Central Station visitors and reviewers.

The full set of Q1 application security rankings and reviews can be found at

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