Hype Cycle for Infrastructure Protection, 2010



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Advances in infrastructure protection technology continue to be primarily reactive to keep pace with new threats. Integration of point safeguards into platforms continues, and "in the cloud" protection delivers more hype than protection in many, but not all, areas.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What You Need to Know
    • The Hype Cycle
    • The Priority Matrix
    • Off The Hype Cycle
    • On the Rise
      • Software Composition Analysis
    • At the Peak
      • Introspection
      • Security in the Switch
      • Trusted Hypervisors
      • Penetration Testing Tools
      • "In the Cloud" Security Services
    • Sliding Into the Trough
      • Secure Web Gateways
      • Database Activity Monitoring (DAM)
      • Application Hardening and Shielding
      • Mobile Data Protection
      • Data Masking
      • Unified Threat Management
      • Static Application Security Testing
      • Endpoint Protection Platform
      • Network Access Control
    • Climbing the Slope
      • Network Security Silicon
      • Next-Generation Firewalls
      • XML Firewalls
      • Web Application Firewalls
      • WLAN IPS
      • Dynamic Application Security Testing
      • SIEM
      • Secure E-Mail Gateway
      • Network IPS
    • Entering the Plateau
      • DDoS Defense
      • HIPS/HIDS on Servers
      • Stateful Firewalls
    • Appendixes
      • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels
  • Recommended Reading
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