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Gartner® Market Guide for Cloud-Native Application Protection Platforms


CNAPP explained in this Gartner Market Guide

Get the first ever Gartner Market Guide for Cloud Native Application Protection Platforms (CNAPPs). Gartner analysts define a CNAPP as “… a unified and tightly integrated set of security and compliance capabilities designed to secure and protect cloud-native applications across development and production. CNAPPs consolidate a large number of previously siloed capabilities, including container scanning, cloud security posture management, infrastructure as code scanning, cloud infrastructure entitlement management, runtime cloud workload protection and runtime vulnerability/configuration scanning.”

Also in the report, the authors emphasize the benefits of a single CNAPP provider, noting,

“As organizations shift to a CNAPP-based approach, the synergy of an integrated platform will provide more benefits than a best-of-breed strategy that is difficult to scale.”

What we believe you will learn from this report:

  • What is driving the need for CNAPPs

    Understand how unified risk visibility, vendor consolidation, and DevSecOps practices are shaping the market segment.

  • What makes a complete CNAPP offering

    Learn the core, recommended, and optional capabilities to look for when evaluating solutions.

  • Why integration is important

    Discover how well-architected integration between development and runtime results in better security and higher value received.

Attribution: Gartner, Market Guide for Cloud-Native Application Protection Platforms, Neil MacDonald, Charlie Winckless, Dale Koeppen, 14 March 2023.

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