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Fortify Software Lands in Leaders Quadrant of Magic Quadrant for Static Application Security Testing

February 2009 by Marc Jacob

Fortify Software announced that is has been positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner, Inc.’s “Magic Quadrant for Static Application Security Testing (SAST)” written by analysts Joseph Feiman and Neil MacDonald. Published February 6, 2009, the report is the first application security-centric Magic Quadrant to be released by Gartner.

Gartner, Inc.’s Magic Quadrant positions vendors in a particular market segment based on their vision and ability to execute. "Leaders" are performing well today, have a clear vision of market direction and are actively building competencies to sustain their leadership position in the market."

According the report, “SAST for security vulnerabilities should be a mandatory requirement for all IT organizations that develop or procure applications. Although the market is relatively new and consolidating, enterprises must adopt SAST technologies and processes because the need is strategic.”

Fortify has continued to grow its market leadership through the innovation of software security solutions that enable enterprises to reduce the business risk associated insecure software. Building on its successful independent technologies for static, dynamic and real-time analysis, Fortify announced its new flagship product, Fortify 360, in March 2008. While not included in the review for the 2008 SAST Magic Quadrant, Fortify 360 extends the companies track record for innovation by integrating the three levels of analysis and providing a dashboard for prioritized, collaborative remediation as well as a robust governance and reporting structure.

About the Magic Quadrant

The Gartner Magic Quadrant is copyrighted February 2009 by Gartner, Inc., and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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