Innovation Insight for Cloud-Native Application Protection Platforms

Analyst Report
Cloud native applications present new security challenges at different layers of the application stack.

“There is a shift in focus in leading-edge security organizations from protecting infrastructure to protecting workloads and the applications that run on these workloads…Security testing needs to be integrated as seamlessly as possible into the DevOps- style development and deployment of cloud-native applications…In development, static application security testing (SAST), API security testing, dynamic application security testing (DAST), IaC scanning and threat modeling were identified as the five most commonly used tools to secure cloud-native applications.”*

We believe this report will help you assess the following:

  • Unique characteristics of cloud native applications and the security tools needed.

  • Real risk of cloud native applications and critical role observability plays.

  • Recommendations on approaches to securing cloud native applications.

*Innovation Insight for Cloud-Native Application Protection Platforms, 2021, Neil MacDonald, Charlie Winckless, 25 August 2021

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