When evaluating application security vendors, you have a great deal to consider. Understanding your goals will help. If your goal is vendor consolidation then selecting those offering multiple security capabilities over single products may make more sense. If your goal is out-of-the-box functionality then understanding the amount of manual intervention required for each product is important. Does security efficacy matter more than meeting compliance requirements? Are you concerned about the vendor’s security expertise and reputation? Or are you looking for protection from a specific threat?
Understanding your objectives is important when evaluating security solutions. Here are 14 questions for you to ask when considering any application security vendors.