Hype Cycle for Infrastructure Protection, 2011



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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
      • Dynamic Data Masking
      • Application Shielding
    • At the Peak
      • Operational Technology (OT) Security
      • High-Assurance Hypervisors
      • Introspection
      • Penetration Testing Tools
      • Security in the Switch
    • Sliding Into the Trough
      • "In the Cloud" Security Services
      • Software Composition Analysis
      • Secure Web Gateways
      • Application Control
      • Mobile Data Protection
      • Unified Threat Management (UTM)
      • Database Activity Monitoring (DAM)
      • Static Application Security Testing
      • Endpoint Protection Platform
      • Static Data Masking
    • Climbing the Slope
      • Network Access Control
      • Network Security Silicon
      • Next-Generation Firewalls
      • Web Application Firewalls
      • WLAN IPS
      • Dynamic Application Security Testing
      • XML Firewalls
      • SIEM
    • Entering the Plateau
      • Network IPS
      • DDoS Defense
      • Secure Email Gateway
      • Stateful Firewalls
    • Appendixes
      • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels
  • Recommended Reading
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