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Checkmarx Named a Challenger in Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing

Checkmarx, a leader in web and mobile application security solutions, has been positioned the furthest for completeness of vision in the Challenger’s quadrant of Gartner’s 2014 Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing report. Challengers are recognized as “vendors that have executed consistently, typically by focusing on a single technology and have demonstrated substantial competitive capabilities against the Leaders in this particular focus area, and also have demonstrated momentum in their customer base in terms of overall size and growth.”1

“We are thrilled to be named a Challenger in the Application Security Testing market, which we believe reflects our goal to lead the software security space with our disruptive technology,” said Emmanuel Benzaquen, CEO of Checkmarx. “We feel our new position recognizes the advances in our application security expertise and reflects the exponential growth we have experienced in the last three years. We will continue to innovate to provide a constant challenge to the market leaders and work to bring Application Security Testing to the next level.”

According to the Gartner’s Report, “Cyber-attacks have changed from noisy, mass attacks aimed at 'freezing' large numbers of computers to targeted and financially motivated attacks. These have included SQL injection, cross-site request forgery (XSRF) and XSS, which are focused on manipulating applications and stealing or tampering with sensitive data. Hackers easily gain access to open-source technologies that enable remote application inspection and probing.1

“Enterprises are increasingly understanding the necessity to implement application security disciplines. Today's application security markets offer a variety of reasonably mature technologies, and demonstrate innovations that are capable of deterring new threats brought to life by new social and business phenomena, such as cloud and mobile,” the report continues.1

According to the report, “Through 2015, more than 75% of mobile applications will fail basic security tests.”1

Checkmarx addresses this issue by creating SAST software solutions that secure mobile and web applications from the very beginning of the programming process in order to protect consumer data. Checkmarx scans software source-code, quickly identifying security vulnerabilities and regulatory compliance issues, and immediately shows developers and security auditors where and how to fix them.

1 Gartner, Inc. “2014 Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing” by Joseph Fieman, Neil MacDonald, July 1, 2014.

About Checkmarx

Checkmarx is a leading developer of software solutions used to identify security vulnerabilities in web and mobile applications. It provides an easy and effective way for organizations to introduce security into their Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) which systematically eliminates software risk. The company's customers include 4 of the world's top 10 software vendors and many Fortune 500 and government organizations, including Samsung, Salesforce and the US Army. To learn more, visit:


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