The term ‘application security’ is synonymous
with software security and code security.
Application security at Bloor Research
forms a sub domain of both the
Unified Threat Management and
Application Development domains.
Application security, and the
notion that poorly implemented
code can create a security
flaw in a piece of software, is a
fairly recent innovation to many
conventional IT security experts.
Traditionally, these experts
have been focused on securing
networks and ensuring that
hackers and malcontents can’t
penetrate their ever-extending
perimeters. Software programming
has been an alien science to
be avoided at all cost, and code
security an impenetrable subject.
IT security experts can no longer ignore this
crucial security field, and must work with
their software development colleagues to
help fix code-related security problems.
The past 2 years has seen the application
security market grow as new vendors
entered the space and more established
vendors continued to innovate. The
market is set to remain changeable as
acquisitions and consolidations form
a backdrop against this growth.