Believe the Hype: OX Security in 5 Gartner Hype Cycles

ox security named in five gartner hype cycles

Believe the Hype: OX Security Named in Five Gartner Hype Cycles

The Gartner Hype Cycle is used to assess the maturity and potential of emerging technologies. It provides a framework for understanding the various stages in technology adoption and can give insights into innovation and where investments should be made or avoided. 

OX Security is honored to have been named in five Gartner Hype Cycles. 


Hype Cycle for Agile and DevOps, 2022 & 2023 

Agile and DevOps serve as crucial tools for modern software engineering, enabling organizations to swiftly and reliably deliver customer value. While high maturity is not yet widespread, software engineering leaders have the opportunity to uplift advanced teams and guide others along their journey. Challenges are unique and innovation may vary in its applicability to less mature teams. Close collaboration between security stakeholders and software engineering teams is key to developing secure software.

Software Supply Chain Security

Software supply chain security is the set of processes and tools used to curate, create and consume software in ways that mitigate attacks against software or its use as an attack vector.  Securing the software supply chain is vital due to rising attacks, regulatory demands, open-source tools, remote work, and the central role of software in today’s digitized processes, making software the central location where most intellectual property now originates and resides. 


  • Manage and mitigate risks, including compliance and security incidents.
  • Meet regulatory and buyer transparency demands for application security.
  • Avoid increased friction and lost productivity from ad hoc efforts to secure the development environment and application artifacts. 


Gartner highlighted OX Security’s unique holistic perspective on software supply chain security, avoiding tunnel vision on siloed aspects. OX Security secures the complete software development lifecycle (SDLC) from attacks and fortifies the operating environment.


Hype Cycle for Application Security, 2023

Application security is evolving as agile development gains traction, shifting security responsibility to developers. New architectures like cloud-native models challenge traditional security, but upcoming innovations like AI, workflow automation, and integrated controls promise transformative, proactive, and more effective protection.

Software Bills of Materials (SBOMs)

Software supply chain security is emerging as a discipline that merges various concepts, from securing development environments, to software composition analysis  and software bills of materials (SBOMs). An SBOM is machine-readable metadata, identifying software and its components, enhancing transparency, auditability, and security. SBOMs expedite resolution of security and compliance issues.


  • Identify the license used to distribute a particular software package in order to support the assessment of legal risks.
  • Comply with regulations mandating SBOMs as a prerequisite to delivery.
  • Enhance transparency in software development, component identification, and vulnerability resolution for risk management teams.


Gartner noted that SBOMs have the potential to be transformational for an organization. OX Security is  the only solution that scans the full SDLS (not just the CI/CD), eliminating any blind spots and enhancing visibility, promoting security and integrity across the SDLC, and safeguarding against potential vulnerabilities and threats.


Hype Cycle for Open-Source Software, 2023

In today’s digital innovation landscape, software plays a central role, making an efficient developer experience a crucial competitive edge. Consequently, software engineering leaders are prioritizing the reduction of developer obstacles and frustrations. The capacity to offer tailored, user-friendly experiences within Internal developer portals (IDPs) while simplifying complexity will boost their appeal to both product and platform teams.

Internal developer portals (IDPs) facilitate self-service access to resources within intricate, cloud-native development setups. IDPs help software developers navigate infrastructure complexity, understand service interdependencies and enable faster release cadence. 

Scaling DevSecOps

Integrating security capabilities as part of shared IDPs enables consistent DevSecOps practices across product teams. 

However, in order to boost the appeal to product and platform teams, the integration must not hamper the developer experience. This means automating security guardrails, codifying security policies and providing self-service access to security tools. 


Software engineering leaders can:

  • ensure that software is “secure by design.” 
  • deliver secure software at scale.
  • Strengthen the integrity of software artifacts by automating security workflows.


OX Security’s user-centric security platform integrates perfectly into modern IDPs.  Platform teams responsible for scaling DevSecOps initiatives and mitigating software supply chain security risks in cloud-native environments should consider OX Security in order to consistently apply security policies and implement standard practices across multiple development teams.


Hype Cycle for Software Engineering, 2023

Software Bills of Materials (SBOMs)

(See Hype Cycle for Application Security, 2023)

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