Gartner Research

Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms

Published: 16 January 2012

ID: G00219355

Analyst(s): Neil MacDonald , John Girard , Peter Firstbrook

Summary

Endpoint protection platforms continue to struggle to block typical malware threats, and are even less effective with low-volume targeted attacks. A few vendors have started to provide proactive tools, such as vulnerability detection and application control, that reduce the attack surface.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Check Point Software Technologies
    • eEye Digital Security
    • Eset
    • F-Secure
    • GFI Software
    • IBM
    • Kaspersky Lab
    • LANDesk
    • Lumension Security
    • McAfee
    • Microsoft
    • Panda Security
    • SkyRecon Systems
    • Sophos
    • Symantec
    • Total Defense
    • Trend Micro
  • Vendors Added or Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

  • Evaluation Criteria
    • Ability to Execute
    • Completeness of Vision
  • Quadrant Descriptions
    • Leaders
    • Challengers
    • Visionaries
    • Niche Players

Context

Market Overview

Recommended Reading

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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