Synopsys Named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing for Second Consecutive Year
Independent Analyst Firm Recognizes Synopsys for Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute in the Application Security Testing Market

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), today announced that it has been positioned as a Leader in the Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing" for the second consecutive year.1 The report evaluated software vendors across 15 criteria, recognizing them based on completeness of vision and ability to execute.

According to Gartner, "DevSecOps, modern web application design and high-profile breaches are affecting the growing application security testing market. Security and risk management leaders will need to meet tighter deadlines and test more-complex applications by integrating and automating AST in the software life cycle."

"We believe Gartner's continued recognition of Synopsys as a Leader in application security testing is a result of our ability to meet the evolving needs of the software industry with a comprehensive portfolio of automated and integrated solutions," said Andreas Kuehlmann, general manager of the Synopsys Software Integrity Group. "With the emergence of DevOps, software development and deployment is an increasingly rapid and iterative process. To effectively mitigate risk without sacrificing speed and productivity, it is more important than ever that organizations build security into their DevOps processes and tool chains."

Complementing the company's static, dynamic, and interactive application security testing (AST) solutions, Synopsys recently acquired Black Duck Software, a global leader in software composition analysis (SCA), to help organizations identify and manage open source software security risk.

According the Gartner, "Although not strictly a security testing solution, SCA solutions have become critical components of application security programs. SCA products analyze application composition to detect components known to have security and/or functionality vulnerabilities or that require proper licensing. It helps ensure that the enterprise software supply chain includes only components that have undergone security testing and, therefore, supports secure application development and assembly. Gartner clients are increasingly seeking these capabilities from AST vendors."

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1. Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing" by Ayal Tirosh, Dionisio Zumerle and Mark Horvath, March 19, 2018.

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About the Synopsys Software Integrity Group

Synopsys Software Integrity Group helps development teams build secure, high-quality software, minimizing risks while maximizing speed and productivity. Synopsys, a recognized leader in static analysis, software composition analysis, and application security testing, is uniquely positioned to apply best practices across proprietary code, open source, and the runtime environment. With a combination of industry-leading tools, services, and expertise, only Synopsys helps organizations maximize security and quality in DevSecOps and throughout the software development life cycle. For more information, go to

About Synopsys

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) is the Silicon to Software partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications we rely on every day. As the world's 15th largest software company, Synopsys has a long history of being a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software security and quality solutions. Whether you're a system-on-chip (SoC) designer creating advanced semiconductors, or a software developer writing applications that require the highest security and quality, Synopsys has the solutions needed to deliver innovative, high-quality, secure products. Learn more at

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