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PortSwigger receives highest score in Manual Web Penetration Testing in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for AST report

Dafydd Stuttard | 01 October 2014 at 13:53 UTC

In September 2014, Gartner released its Critical Capabilities for Application Security Testing report.

Gartner gave PortSwigger the highest score for manual web penetration testing reflecting 1 out of the 7 use cases in its Critical Capabilities for Application Security Testing report. This new report which reviewed and ranked vendors according to various critical capabilities and use cases saw PortSwigger’s product receive a 4.43 out of a possible 5, the highest product score for its manual web penetration testing use case.

Dafydd Stuttard, founder of PortSwigger Web Security said “It is great that the Gartner report gave us the highest score for its manual web penetration testing use case. We set out to provide the best tool on the market for penetration testing, and we believe our score in this report demonstrates our achievements in this area. We will continue developing Burp Suite to ensure it offers our users cutting-edge capabilities at an affordable price point.

He continues: “We have an ambitious roadmap for our product; users can expect to see our approach for excellence mirrored in many more product enhancements and features. Many of these will see Burp Suite develop the other critical capabilities Gartner has highlighted as key within this market.”

This latest report is designed to be used in conjunction with the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security testing, published by Joseph Feiman & Neil MacDonald on 1 July 2014, which saw PortSwigger move into the ‘Challengers’ quadrant. Together these reports give readers in-depth insight into this important technology market.

For information about PortSwigger Web Security, or to buy or request a trial of Burp Suite, please visit portswigger.net.

PortSwigger Web Security is a global leader in the creation of software tools for security testing of web applications. For nearly a decade, we have worked at the cutting edge of the web security industry, and our suite of tools is well established as the de facto standard toolkit used by web security professionals.

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