Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Infrastructure Protection, 2013

Published: 31 July 2013

ID: G00251969

Analyst(s): Greg Young


Enterprises are facing a relentless level of attacks, forcing them to spend more on infrastructure protection, especially newer technologies such as those for targeted threats. But frustration with silos reigns, as the majority of technologies are not interconnected.

Table Of Contents


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

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