Hype Cycle for Infrastructure Protection, 2012



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The rapidly changing threat environment has challenged vendors and enterprises to adapt with better infrastructure protection technology. The ever-evolving technology to be secured has compounded the problem.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What You Need to Know
    • The Hype Cycle
    • The Priority Matrix
    • Off the Hype Cycle
    • At the Peak
      • Dynamic Data Masking
      • Application Shielding
      • Hypervisor Security Protection
      • IaaS Container Encryption
      • Context-Aware Security
      • Operational Technology Security
      • DMZ Virtualization
      • Introspection
      • Security in the Switch
    • Sliding Into the Trough
      • Advanced Threat Detection Appliances
      • Penetration Testing Tools
      • Cloud-Based Security Services
      • Secure Web Gateways
      • Software Composition Analysis
      • Application Control
      • Endpoint Protection Platform
    • Climbing the Slope
      • Database Audit and Protection (DAP)
      • Mobile Data Protection
      • Static Application Security Testing
      • Network Access Control
      • Static Data Masking
      • Unified Threat Management (UTM)
      • Next-Generation Firewalls
      • Web Application Firewalls
      • Network Security Silicon
      • WLAN IPS
      • SIEM
      • XML Firewalls
    • Entering the Plateau
      • Dynamic Application Security Testing
      • DDoS Defense
      • Network IPS
      • Vulnerability Assessment
      • Secure Email Gateway
      • Stateful Firewalls
    • Appendixes
      • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels
  • Recommended Reading
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