2023 Gartner® Market Guide for Cloud-Native Application Protection Platforms (CNAPP)

Key Findings and Recommendations from Gartner

Download the first Gartner Market Guide on Cloud-Native Application Protection Platforms (CNAPPs) to learn how to decrease the complexity and improve the developer experience by choosing integrated CNAPP offerings that provide complete life cycle visibility and protection of cloud-native applications across development and staging and into runtime operation. We believe this report will help shape the security strategy for organizations all over the world. CrowdStrike is pleased to be recognized as a Representative Vendor in the report.

According to Gartner, security leaders should create a unified CNAPP strategy and evaluation team spanning cloud security, container security and application security. Gartner expects that by “2026, close to 80% of enterprises will have consolidated security tooling for the life cycle protection of cloud-native applications to three or fewer vendors, down from an average of 10 in 2022..” Gartner also mentions that leading CNAPP offerings provide a variety of agent and agentless alternatives for runtime visibility into workloads.

We believe security leaders will learn:

  • What to look for in a CNAPP offering
  • How to choose a CNAPP offering considering Gartner market analysis
  • What to expect from a single integrated cloud security offering


Gartner, Market Guide for Cloud-Native Application Protection Platforms, Neil MacDonald, Charlie Winckless, and Dale Koeppen, 14 March, 2023.

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