Gartner® Market Guide

Gartner® Market Guide for Cloud Web Application and API Protection


 

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This Gartner® Market Guide is for Security and Risk Management leaders to analyze the cloud WAAP market and select solutions that meet their organization's needs. 

Gartner notes that: “Cloud WAAP provided as a service is now the dominant form factor to consider when selecting and acquiring WAAP services."

In addition, Gartner notes that: “API protection and security is now a primary interest and driver in the process of selecting cloud web application and API protection (cloud WAAP) solutions.” 

This report also recommends to “Prioritize vendors with strong API discovery capabilities and security beyond basic payload parsing and signature-based protections.”

Read this Gartner® Market Guide to learn about:

The importance of API protection

Prioritize vendors with strong API discovery capabilities and security beyond basic payload parsing and signature-based protections.

The trend toward AI to address false positives

The cloud WAAP market continues to suffer from excessive false positives and is driving a trend toward the adoption of artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) support to correlate and reduce alert fatigue and produce actionable events.

The need for broad and deep bot management

Prioritize cloud WAAP solutions that gather multiple signals to validate real users and introduce advanced capabilities such as proof-of-work challenges to combat modern threats, such as CAPTCHA bypass by bots.

Report Disclaimer: Gartner, Market Guide for Cloud Web Application and API Protection, Dale Koeppen, Aaron McQuaid, Adam Hils, Rajpreet Kaur, 13 November 2023

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