Gartner Research

Market Trends: Advanced Threat Protection Appliances, Worldwide, 2012

Published: 20 September 2012

ID: G00235280

Analyst(s): Lawrence Pingree


This research will provide critical insights into the latest trends for advanced threat protection appliances worldwide for product managers and product marketing managers.

Table Of Contents


  • Market Definition

Market Trend

  • Market Competition Heats Up as Security Technology Providers Take Aim With Their Road Map Plans
  • Trends in the Market
    • Types of Attack Detection Approaches
    • Multivector Threat Detection and Correlation
    • Focus on Performance Continues
    • Techniques in Deobfuscation Continue to Evolve With the Threats
    • Use of Virtualization and Emulation for Object Execution Increasing
    • Customized Virtual Environments and Emulation to Duplicate Customer Environments
    • Needs to Perform Language-Specific Attack Evaluations (Attack Localization) Increasing
    • Increasing Importance of Network Traffic Analysis Capabilities (Including Forensics)
    • Expanding Use of Location-Based Context
    • Increasing Use of Reputation and Threat Intelligence Feeds
    • Network Data Loss Prevention Capabilities Emerge
    • Customer Debate on Prevention Versus Detection Persist
  • Buyers Trend
    • Some Customers Face Buyer's Remorse Because of Lack of Knowledge, Incident Response Resource Constraints and Unknown Solution Effectiveness
  • Regional Trend
    • United States and Europe With the Highest Demand but Expansion Plans Under Way

Contrarian View

  • If Next-Generation Firewall and IPS Vendors Effectively Evolve Their Products, Advanced Threat Protection Vendors Face a Dim Future

Vendors to Watch


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