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What’s new in the 2023 Gartner® Hype Cycle™ for Application Security:

  • The business impact of application shielding and other app security innovations.
  • How application shielding protects enterprise software and applications from cloning, fraud, intellectual property (IP) theft and other forms of abuse.
  • The application shielding techniques that hinder data theft and app tampering.

“Application shielding is suitable for applications that run on untrusted environments. Adoption is growing for consumer-facing mobile applications in industry verticals such as financial services, online retail, healthcare, insurance and automotive.”


Gartner® Hype Cycle™ for Application Security, 2023, Dionisio Zumerle, 24 July 2023.

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