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Rapid7 is excited to share that we have been recognized as a Visionary in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing (AST)

We are so excited to share the news that Rapid7 has been recognized as a Visionary in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing.This “2021 Magic Quadrant focuses on vendors’ traditional AST offerings, their maturity and features as tools or “as a service,” and their ability to secure some portion of the attack surface represented by some of the more modern application development concerns.” Rapid7 continues to take a modern approach to application security with our expanding portfolio inclusive of DAST, container scanning, infrastructure as code (IaC) scanning, cloud security posture management (CSPM), vulnerability management, and security monitoring via NG-WAF and RASP. As the application threat landscape expands and application architectures traverse through both cloud and on premises architectures, the need for a more comprehensive and diverse set of tools becomes paramount to a successful application security program.

In addition to our modern approach to vulnerability risk management, we feel Rapid7 was highlighted for our focus on customers. We focus on how to make our customers’ lives easier, not only in the identification of vulnerabilities and risk, but also, in the communication with key stakeholders such as development and executive teams to both remediate vulnerabilities and reduce risk across their application portfolio.

"Best Security Tool to Secure our Web Applications" — Developer in the Services Industry


The vision to secure the modern attack surface

Rapid7 is extremely proud of the strong foundation we’ve built in vulnerability risk management, inclusive of industry-leading vulnerability management and application security solutions. However, modern application development requires constant innovation to keep those applications secure.  For these reasons you will see we have invested much time and energy in technologies to help secure modern application environments. It’s no longer about securing your network and monolithic applications. Today, security teams are faced with securing modern environments, think remote workforces, IoT environments, microservices, the cloud; with Rapid7’s full-stack approach to vulnerability risk management, we help customers manage and reduce risk across both their infrastructure and applications.

In the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing, Rapid7 is recognized for its Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision. This expansion in our portfolio, inclusive of container scanning, IaC scanning, and our SCA capabilities, continues to align us to the evolution of application development we are seeing towards cloud-native applications.

Our Flagship DAST continues to provide reliable and easy to understand results

InsightAppSec, our flagship Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST) solution, continues to be at the forefront of innovation and accessibility. InsightAppSec provides a low false positive and high coverage solution that crawls any modern day application to find vulnerabilities. With best-in-class attack templates that can be used to quickly identify OWASP Top 10 vulnerabilities, these templates also leverage findings from the global Metasploit Community and Rapid7’s own threat research. Additionally, InsightAppSec makes remediation easy by not only providing prioritization and recommendation advice, but also via our Attack Replay functionality which allows development teams to see exactly what took place. Curious to get a single view into your applications’ risk? Check out the rich reporting capabilities that help with compliance and remediation for regulatory standards such as PCI-DSS and HIPPA, as well as reporting for leadership and executive teams.

“One of the Best DASTs you can Buy” — Security Manager in the Finance Industry


Securing applications requires partnership with key stakeholders

It takes an average of 280 days to identify and contain a breach, and costs $3.92M. For this reason, the need to identify and reduce risk as quickly as possible is important and that’s why at Rapid7 we make it easy to not only identify risk early but also to work with key stakeholders to put mitigation and remediation policies in practice to reduce risk.

All of our solutions are here to help provide visibility and help our customers reduce risk. In order to do this, via remediation or mitigation, relationships between the security and the development teams are key. When it comes to uniting teams to create the best outcomes possible, Rapid7 is recognized for providing information such as recommendations, description and error information, as well as our unique attack replay functionality which enables development teams to understand, visualize, patch, and retest vulnerabilities. In addition to CI/CD and ticketing integrations, we also want to provide development teams with as much context as possible to make remediation easy.

We are thrilled about our recognition as a Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing, but we are even more excited for what’s coming next. We are redefining and helping teams all over the world reduce risk across their application portfolios. Thank you to our customers and partners for joining this journey with us, and of course, stay tuned for more updates coming soon!

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Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing (AST), Dale Gardner, Mark Horvath, Dionisio Zumerle, 27 May 2021