Synopsys named a leader in the 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing for seventh consecutive year


Synopsys have announced it has been named by Gartner as a Leader in the “Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing” for the seventh consecutive year.

In the report, Gartner evaluated 12 application security testing vendors based on their completeness of vision and ability to execute. Synopsys placed highest in ability to execute and furthest on completeness of vision for the fifth year in a row. 

Synopsys also received the highest scores for all five Use Cases in the 2023 Critical Capabilities for Application Security Testing, a report that complements the Magic Quadrant and scores the same 12 vendors across these five common use cases:

  • Enterprise 
  • Cloud-Native Applications 
  • DevSecOps 
  • Mobile and Client 
  • Software Supply Chain Security 

As the speed and complexity of development increases and the occurrence of high-impact application security breaches becomes more frequent, security and development teams are looking to integrate and automate effective application security testing (AST) as part of their software development activities. 

According to the authors of the report, “Modern application design, the shift to the cloud and the accelerating adoption of DevSecOps are expanding the scope of the AST market. Security and risk management leaders can meet tighter deadlines and test more complex applications by integrating and automating AST in the software life cycle.” 

“As recent highly publicised vulnerabilities and software supply chain attacks have shown, application security is both critical and complex,” said Jason Schmitt, general manager of the Synopsys Software Integrity Group. “To effectively mitigate risks in modern applications and their supply chains, organisations need to employ multiple security testing solutions that are fast, scalable, easy to use and seamlessly integrated into the SDLC.

“Synopsys has made significant investments over the past year to address these needs, including the acquisition of WhiteHat Security and the release of new cloud-native SAST and SCA services on the Polaris Software Integrity Platform.”  

“We are honoured to be recognised by Gartner as a Leader in Application Security Testing for the seventh consecutive year,” Schmitt added. “We believe this acknowledges our vision and ability to execute against evolving market requirements.” 


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