Appknox Recognized as a Vendor in Gartner Hype Cycle for Application Security 2021

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SINGAPORE - Aug. 25, 2021 - PRLog -- Appknox, the leading security solutions provider and the world's most powerful plug and play security platform has been recognized as a vendor in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Application Security 2021.

As per Gartner, "While based on traditional AST, mobile AST adds attention to identifying specific mobile app exposures, such as hard-coded credentials and exposure to man-in-the-middle attacks, as well as excessive device permissions and malicious code."

Mobile AST is one of the most promising trends in the emerging technology sector, with a target audience of 20% to 50% and a "moderate" benefit rating.

While mobile AST innovation is certainly inspiring a transformation wave, no single Mobile AST innovation can bring about a major shift in the industry dynamics.

Gartner Hype Cycle 2021: Application Security Testing Brief

The mobile AST is in the "climbing the slope" stage with a target audience ranging between 20% to 50%. While the AST techniques have remained the same over the years, they have to be optimized and adapted for use on mobile devices. This optimization and adaptation are also necessary for both - Android and iOS devices.

The Gartner Hype Cycle 2021 report further talks about the business impact of the technology, the highlights of which are in the following section:

  • Mobile AST finds its use in the security and application departments or the other departments directly impacting the brand positioning and business revenue.
  • As technology gains more momentum in the industry, businesses and industries using web apps and mobile apps have considerably increased.
  • Some of the key players include the financial sector, healthcare sector, and service sectors.
  • With such a large scale adoption in such crucial sectors, the vulnerability risks and risk assessment becomes highly crucial.
  • As the technology stakes become this enormous, it becomes extremely important to analyze the business risks and security concerns.

What Does This Mean for Appknox?

"We started Appknox 7 years back with a vision of securing mobile apps for global businesses. I'm ecstatic to announce that we have been recognized by Gartner in the Hype Cycle for Application Security 2021,"

"Appknox is one of the market leaders in mobile application security testing & we are excited for what the future has in store for us. Gartner's addition of Appknox in the Hype Cycle is another validation to the 500+ businesses that have trusted us for their mobile app security," said Harshit Agarwal, CEO & Co-founder of Appknox.

Road Ahead for Appknox

Maintaining app security will become more and more complex with a plethora of apps and app-using organizations increasing exponentially.
Appknox is constantly striving to add value to its customers. Some of the key enhancements that we are looking to implement are:
  • Introducing support for new compliances
  • Further strengthening our scanning capabilities by adding new test cases & updating the existing ones.
  • Enhancing the API scan mechanism, including the ability to perform API scans for Xamarin & Flutter applications.
  • Adding support for AAB files (Android App Bundle), allowing our users to upload and scan both AAB & APK builds.

About Appknox

Appknox is an on-demand mobile app security platform that helps businesses detect and fix security vulnerabilities using an Automated Security Testing suite. They have worked with over 500+ businesses to set up security practices helping organisations secure their mobile apps

Harshit Agarwal, CEO and Co-founder

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