Within the next 24 months, a full 71% of organizations plan to run half of their applications on microservices (ESG). With this shift to cloud and adoption of microservices, securing applications has become more challenging due to complexity, inconsistent security controls, and tool sprawl.

Attackers know the situation and exploit it.

Enterprises are fighting back with modern application protection and API security. ESG interviewed over 350 IT, cybersecurity and application development professionals involved with modern application protection to understand:

  • Types and impact of application attacks
  • Best practices to protect their modern applications
  • Security challenges faced by organization with interconnected applications using APIs
  • Critical drivers for AppSec spending and recommendations to reduce tool sprawl