According to Gartner, to be positioned in the Leaders Quadrant for static application security testing tools, vendors must demonstrate both "completeness of vision" and an "ability to execute."
The report highlights that attacks have become more financially motivated, and as organizations have improved the security of their network, desktop and server infrastructures, there has been a shift to application-level attacks. Dynamic application security testing (DAST) is one of the technology markets aimed at securing applications.
Gartner states that enterprises should understand the importance of both dynamic and static application security vulnerability testing, but the adoption of DAST solutions has been rapid and is more mature than the adoption of static application security testing (SAST) tools. There is an emerging understanding among application security testing vendors that the application security market space should evolve into being an Enterprise Security Intelligence enabler; ESI enablers, such as DAST, provide contextual assessments that enable optimal security and risk management.