September 20, 20230 mins read
In our first year participating in the Forrester Wave™: Static Application Security Testing (SAST) Q3 2023, we’re thrilled that Snyk has been recognized as a Strong Performer in a mature, yet evolving, enterprise software security category. Snyk is disrupting the SAST market with a developer-first approach to application security, illustrated by our position in strategy and market presence in the evaluation.
According to the Forrester report, “Snyk is well known for its developer-first approach to application security. Snyk has built advanced DevSecOps practices through their strong DevSec community.” and “Snyk is often one of the first to market with innovative features and products. For example, the DeepCode AI Fix feature …”Forrester attributes Snyk’s growing success in SAST to their “superior developer experience, fast, actionable results, great remediation advice, and ease of integration” into all of the tools that devs use everyday. “This means devs fix issues with minimal support from security”.
While we’re excited by being recognized as a Strong Performer by Forrester’s measures, we’re particularly excited about what our customers had to say. As part of the evaluation, Forrester independently interviewed Snyk customers and they attested: “Snyk does such a great job that I get very few questions from devs on why a vuln matters and how to fix it.” A “the IDE plugins help the developer make better decisions while coding.“
“Snyk is often one of the first to market with innovative features and products. For example, the DeepCode AI Fix feature …”
The pace and complexity of modern application development continues to grow, while at the same time the number of vulnerabilities that are introduced grows with it. This pace is now increasing further with the rapid adoption of AI code generation tools that enhance the speed of development, introducing even more security challenges at a quicker rate. Security teams were already outnumbered by developers and struggling to keep up, and this evolution makes developers more productive — in turn making the jobs of security teams even harder. Now, there is even more pressure on developers and security teams to find and fix vulnerabilities before they make their way into build pipelines, and in order to do that, organizations need a security solution that empowers developers to write secure code, without slowing them down or changing their tools or workflows.
“Snyk does such a great job that I get very few questions from devs on why a vuln matters and how to fix it.” And “the IDE plugins help the developer make better decisions while coding.“
– anonymous customer validation
As we enter what promises to be a new chapter in application development and security with the rise in popularity and practical application of AI technologies, it has never been more critical to invest in DevSecOps and build a culture of safe development practices while managing the overall security risks to your organization. AI has been powering the Snyk Code engine for years enabling the fastest scan times and superior accuracy in results. Snyk has recently announced DeepCode AI, our purpose-built AI that powers Snyk Code to identify issues and create validated fixes for both human-written and AI-generated code. These innovations will enable organizations to take advantage of the benefits of AI to generate code faster while using Snyk’s specialized security AI that offers the speed and scale necessary to find and fix the vulnerabilities that AI code-generation tools, and humans alike, are prone to introduce.
To us, this recognition highlights the momentum that Snyk has seen over the last few months. Snyk has been named a Leader in both The Forrester Wave: Software Composition Analysis (SCA), Q2 2023 and the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Application Security Testing, and has been named a Customers’ Choice in the 2022 Gartner Peer Insights™ “Voice of the Customer”: Application Security Testing.
We’d like to take a moment to thank everyone in this community — our partners, customers, and internal Snykers — for the work they’ve done to help Snyk continue to be a revolutionary force in the AppSec industry.