Gartner Magic Quadrant on Static Application Security Testing – Feb. 2009

Gartner Magic Quadrant 2009

Gartner has released the first application security-centric Magic Quadrant and I was surprised not by the landing of the players, but the accuracy and completeness of the $100 million market for SAST (Static Application Security Testing)

Magic Quadrant SAST includes : Fortify, Ounce Labs, HP, IBM, Veracode, Coverity, Parasoft, Kloowork, Microsoft, Compuware.

A few words about the occupants of the first two positions :

    • Fortify has a broader vision and a greater ability to execute than anybody else which makes it the undisputed leader. What lacks Fortify, according to Gartner is an advanced capability to perform DAST (Dynamic Application Security Testing).

    • Ounce Labs position does not reflect it’s performance in R& D entirely. Instead, the company seems to be well known for it’s DAST and SAST capabilities. A Historical weakness in marketing, as Gartner nicely puts it complements the 15% reduction of it’s workforce to cast a questionable shadow over Ounce Labs ability to grow it’s business any further.

This Magic Quadrant has been made public by Fortify and you can download it here (PDF). Alternatively, here is a link to a cached copy on my server.

UPDATE : OunceLabs released it’s own PR about this Gartner Magic Q taking advantage of their position as leaders. The leading phrase is, however, is a bit exaggerated :

Leading Analyst Firm Recognizes Ounce Labs for Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

C’mon guys..

UPDATE 2 : Coverity’s PR is also feeding on the recent Gartner Magic Quadrant

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3 Responses to “Gartner Magic Quadrant on Static Application Security Testing – Feb. 2009

  • 1
    February 17th, 2009 01:19

    However I don’t understand no f.. anything 😕 about this site, it is very nice to have good friends…. like you.. 🙂

  • 2
    February 22nd, 2009 12:48

    Coverity laid off 15% of their employees in January, bringing their head count below 150. Unfortunately, their PR statement doesn’t seem to acknowledge this.

  • 3
    Dragos Lungu
    February 22nd, 2009 12:57

    @Don : That’s sad news…they have great potential and they’ve built good tools.. i just hope they make it trough

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