Gartner released the 2018 Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing, an annual report which analyzes vendors’ Application Security Testing solutions and we’re excited to share that Checkmarx has been recognized a Leader based on our completeness of vision and ability to execute in the market.What Is the Gartner Magic Quadrant?The Gartner Magic Quadrant for AST (Application Security Testing) report is published annually by the advisory firm Gartner Group. Thus, throughout the year, Gartner conducts extensive research on each vendor and solution to conclude which vendors will be placed in the following quadrants: Leaders, Challengers, Visionaries, and Niche Players. The Gartner Magic Quadrant contains four quadrants in a chart used to point out where each vendor is in the market. Each vendor is evaluated on its “completeness of vision” and “ability to execute” which determine how each vendor is scored, influencing where each vendor is placed on the chart.Gartner Critical Capabilities: Shaping the IndustryAnyone in the industry should give this report a read, as it provides a rounded view of the application security testing market, vendors, and much more. The Gartner Magic Quadrant places and positions vendors and the Gartner Critical Capabilities March 2018 compliments the Magic Quadrant.What Makes a Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing Leader?From Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing 2018: “Leaders in the AST market demonstrate breadth and depth of AST products and services. Leaders should provide mature, reputable SAST, DAST and IAST techniques in their solutions. Leaders also should provide organizations with AST-as-a-service delivery models for testing, or with a choice of a tool and AST as a service, and an enterprise-class reporting framework supporting multiple users, groups and roles, ideally via a single management console. Leaders should be able to support the testing of mobile applications.”What This Means for CheckmarxCheckmarx is incredibly proud to be placed in the Leaders quadrant in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing. In 2017, Checkmarx has led by embracing modern DevSecOps culture and cutting-edge development environments by continuously delivering innovative and automated application security testing solutions that cover the entire SDLC, from start to finish.Source: Gartner Peer Insights We feel that the best recognition of our success comes from our customers. Checkmarx is privileged to work with our 1,500+ customers, including eight of the world’s top financial organizations, six of the world’s top ten software vendors, many Fortune 500 enterprises and various governmental organizations. Our customers always come first and we vow to continue providing top notch services and solutions to delivery secure software faster.To learn more about what makes Checkmarx a Leader, click here.