Checkmarx Named a 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for Application Security Testing for Fourth Consecutive Year

Checkmarx Named a 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for Application Security Testing for Fourth Consecutive Year

Checkmarx, the global leader in developer-centric application security testing solutions, today announced that it has been positioned as a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing for the fourth consecutive year. In the report, Gartner recognizes Checkmarx for its completeness of vision and ability to execute in the application security testing (AST) market.

According to the report’s authors, “The nature of the market has changed. We have traditionally viewed the market through the lenses of static, dynamic and interactive AST tools. While such tools remain backbones of an AppSec program, they’ve been joined by a host of other tools – including software composition analysis (SCA), mobile testing, business-critical (e.g. SAP, Salesforce) application testing, API testing, container scanning, and infrastructure as code (IaC) scanning. The lines between application and cloud security blur.”1

“Modern software has become incredibly complex, comprising proprietary and open source code, APIs, containers, and numerous other components all working behind the scenes. And while this has led to more dynamic applications, it has also created a massive attack surface that malicious actors have zeroed in on,” said Emmanuel Benzaquen, CEO, Checkmarx. “Checkmarx's solutions are uniquely designed to enable developers to quickly and easily address all aspects of software risk across every development stage and any deployment environment. We believe this continued recognition of Checkmarx by Gartner reinforces our approach to AST and ability to support the ever-evolving needs of our customers.”

Checkmarx is at the forefront of helping organizations insert automated security scanning and testing throughout the DevOps process so that they can improve the security and quality of software without slowing down development. Checkmarx’s AST portfolio – comprising CxSAST, CxSCA, CxIAST, CxCodebashing, and its recently launched open source project for static analysis of IaC, KICS – is the most comprehensive option for developers to gain visibility into, and secure, all components of modern software including proprietary code, open source, and IaC via a single pane of glass.

More than 1,500 customers globally currently rely on Checkmarx to build and deploy more secure software. As of June 1, 2021, Checkmarx customer feedback shared on Gartner Peer Insights includes:

“Overall the usage of Checkmarx has been a great experience. The tool and the rate of development has kept pace with the advances in modern software development.” – Application Security Lead, Retail Industry [read full review]

“Have been using the Checkmarx SAST solution for the last year and can tell it is the best solution for code review in market in comparison to others.” Manager, Finance Industry [read full review]*

“The team at Checkmarx has been amazing and provided us with all the support needed to get setup and running quick.” Senior Application Security Engineer, Finance Industry [read full review]

Download a complimentary copy of the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing here.


1 – Gartner, 2021 Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing, Dale Gardner, Mark Horvath, Dionisio Zumerle, 27 May 2021

*Review has been edited to account for errors and readability.

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