Qualys Named a Market Leader in GigaOm Radar Report for Application Security Testing


By Kunal Modasiya, Vice President, Product Management, CyberSecurity Asset Management, Qualys


Qualys Web Application Scanning (WAS) has been named a leader in the GigaOm Radar Report for Application Security Testing, 2023. Web app security is critical for every organization, for attacks on this vector caused 25% of breaches, according to the Verizon 2023 Data Breach Investigations Report. The new GigaOm Radar frames the technical capabilities for web app security and describes how Qualys Web Application Scanning (WAS) is a leader of 15 competing solutions. This blog provides a brief summary of the GigaOm Radar’s findings.

What GigaOm Says About Qualys WAS
The intent of the GigaOm Radar report, written by Don McVittie, Research Analyst, is to equip IT decision-makers with comparative information needed to select an application security testing solution with the best fit for their business and use case requirements. We suggest you download the report for all the details. Some of the report’s highlights about Qualys WAS are:

  • Superior threat analysis – “The number of vulnerability feeds that Qualys includes is rarely if ever, matched by the other vendors in this market. The more you know what to look for, the more secure the application is. The expansiveness of the offering, combined with its architecture and presentation being unified, makes this product a good choice for security simplification projects.”

  • Central, unified solution – ‘Qualys’ other major strength is its all-in-one approach to application security. The wide selection of test tools available from Qualys all share a single dataset. The knowledge that the source composition analysis scan showed an application does not use a given library can inform other tools that this application is not vulnerable to flaws known to exist in that library.

The same is true in reverse, with the knowledge that a given application uses a particular—and suspicious—module, framework, or library spawning extra scans. This capability contributed to Qualys’ top score in results filtering and was the primary driver behind its top score in breadth of coverage.”

Get the report and read more in the link.

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