target audience: TECH BUYER  Publication date: Jul 2022 - Document type: IDC TechBrief - Doc  Document number: # US49376522

IDC TechBrief: Interactive Application Security Testing

By:  Jim Mercer Loading


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This IDC TechBrief examines interactive application security testing (IAST).

Organizations need to be able to compete in today's digitally transformed world and rely upon new applications and updates to existing applications to meet the needs of their customers and drive digital commerce. Due to the increasingly composite nature of these new applications and the velocity of DevOps development, securing them with more traditional application security methods is difficult. Bad actors have taken notice of these challenges and are exploiting susceptible applications as their attack surface of choice. This IDC TechBrief examines the benefits of using interactive application security testing to mitigate the security risk and complexities of using DevSecOps to secure your applications.

"IAST provides important capabilities, not available in SAST or DAST scanners, that modern software development teams need to improve their security posture and streamline their DevSecOps capabilities," said Jim Mercer, research vice president of DevOps and DevSecOps at IDC. "As organizations develop application security strategies, they need to understand how an IAST solution can play a role in avoiding a costly breach in application security while enabling their developers to be more engaged in the security of their applications."


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