Secure Code Warrior

Secure Code Warrior recognized in Gartner’s Cool Vendors in Software Engineering: Enhancing Developer Productivity

The importance of developer security skills is highlighted in Gartner's 2022 report, Cool Vendors in Software Engineering

Last month, Secure Code Warrior was recognized as one of four ‘Cool Vendors in Software Engineering: Enhancing Developer Productivity’, by Gartner. According to Gartner, the “definition of a Cool Vendor is a small company offering a technology or service that is innovative, impactful or intriguing." The three elements of a Cool Vendor include:

Innovative — Enables users to do things they could not do before.

Impactful — Has or will have a business impact, not just technology for its own sake.

Intriguing — Has caught Gartner’s interest during the past six months.

As outlined in the report, “Software engineers struggle to navigate complex code environments and to improve security of the systems they build while remaining productive. These Cool Vendors offer innovative solutions that help software engineering leaders boost developer productivity and mitigate security risks.”

As the only company listed that focuses on developer-driven security, this recognition is a testament to our strategy to enable developers with the right security skills and contextual tools so they can rapidly learn, build and apply their skills to deliver secure code at speed, for improved software security.

While the virtues of shifting left have been extolled for some time now, many organizations still struggle to ensure that security is considered at the start of the software development lifecycle. Our recent ‘State of developer-driven security survey’ highlighted that a lack of time is the biggest hurdle to be overcome when adopting secure coding practices, which is also reflected in this recent Gartner report. With a significant shortage of skilled engineers, combined with vast and complex code repo’s and over half of the runtime stack consisting of open-source software, developers barely have enough time to maintain existing code - never mind ensure its security.

At Secure Code Warrior, our solutions are driven by the need to improve productivity at the same time as ensuring software security. Despite citing a lack of time to adopt secure coding practices in the aforementioned survey, 76% of respondents agreed that good training in secure coding would actually improve productivity with fewer security tickets and rework to manage. When armed with the right security skills and tools, developer teams can easily mitigate risk and consistently ship secure, quality code at speed, with innovative features and functionality. 

So thank you Gartner for the recognition - not just for Secure Code Warrior but for highlighting the important role that security-skilled developers can play in cybersecurity. You can download the Gartner Cool Vendors in Software Engineering: Enhancing Developer Productivity report now (subscription required). 

Contact us to discover how Secure Code Warrior can enable developer-driven security through our flagship learning platform and embed security skills into the developer workflow with world-class integrations.

Gartner Disclaimer Gartner, Cool Vendors in Software Engineering: Enhancing Developer Productivity, 16 May 2022, Arun Batchu, Marty Resnick, Manjunath Bhat

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in our research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

GARTNER and Cool Vendors are registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and are used herein with permission. All rights reserved.

The importance of developer security skills is highlighted in Gartner's 2022 report, Cool Vendors in Software Engineering

Last month, Secure Code Warrior was recognized as one of four ‘Cool Vendors in Software Engineering: Enhancing Developer Productivity’, by Gartner. According to Gartner, the “definition of a Cool Vendor is a small company offering a technology or service that is innovative, impactful or intriguing." The three elements of a Cool Vendor include:

Innovative — Enables users to do things they could not do before.

Impactful — Has or will have a business impact, not just technology for its own sake.

Intriguing — Has caught Gartner’s interest during the past six months.

As outlined in the report, “Software engineers struggle to navigate complex code environments and to improve security of the systems they build while remaining productive. These Cool Vendors offer innovative solutions that help software engineering leaders boost developer productivity and mitigate security risks.”

As the only company listed that focuses on developer-driven security, this recognition is a testament to our strategy to enable developers with the right security skills and contextual tools so they can rapidly learn, build and apply their skills to deliver secure code at speed, for improved software security.

While the virtues of shifting left have been extolled for some time now, many organizations still struggle to ensure that security is considered at the start of the software development lifecycle. Our recent ‘State of developer-driven security survey’ highlighted that a lack of time is the biggest hurdle to be overcome when adopting secure coding practices, which is also reflected in this recent Gartner report. With a significant shortage of skilled engineers, combined with vast and complex code repo’s and over half of the runtime stack consisting of open-source software, developers barely have enough time to maintain existing code - never mind ensure its security.

At Secure Code Warrior, our solutions are driven by the need to improve productivity at the same time as ensuring software security. Despite citing a lack of time to adopt secure coding practices in the aforementioned survey, 76% of respondents agreed that good training in secure coding would actually improve productivity with fewer security tickets and rework to manage. When armed with the right security skills and tools, developer teams can easily mitigate risk and consistently ship secure, quality code at speed, with innovative features and functionality. 

So thank you Gartner for the recognition - not just for Secure Code Warrior but for highlighting the important role that security-skilled developers can play in cybersecurity. You can download the Gartner Cool Vendors in Software Engineering: Enhancing Developer Productivity report now (subscription required). 

Contact us to discover how Secure Code Warrior can enable developer-driven security through our flagship learning platform and embed security skills into the developer workflow with world-class integrations.

Gartner Disclaimer Gartner, Cool Vendors in Software Engineering: Enhancing Developer Productivity, 16 May 2022, Arun Batchu, Marty Resnick, Manjunath Bhat

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in our research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

GARTNER and Cool Vendors are registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and are used herein with permission. All rights reserved.