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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Content-Aware Data Loss Prevention


Enterprise content-aware DLP has evolved to integrate more contextual awareness, enabling broader deployment use cases beyond regulatory compliance and intellectual property protection. Typical clients are organizations operating in regulated industries, intellectual property firms and governments.

Published: 12 December 2013

ID: G00253215

Analyst(s): Eric Ouellet

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Absolute Software
    • CA Technologies
    • Code Green Networks
    • EMC (RSA)
    • General Dynamics Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions
    • GTB Technologies
    • InfoWatch
    • McAfee
    • Symantec
    • Trustwave
    • Verdasys
    • Websense
    • Zecurion
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

Evaluation Criteria

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


Market Overview

  • The Continuing Evolution of Content-Aware DLP
  • Context-Awareness as a Means of Improving the Accuracy of Automation of DLP Solutions
  • Business-Context-Friendly Interfaces
  • Content-Aware DLP Buyer Profile
  • Content-Aware DLP as a Managed Service
  • Content-Aware DLP Ought to Change Behavior
  • Mobile Devices Still Pose a Challenge
  • Virtualization, Cloud and Non-Windows OS Support Are Still Lagging
  • Mainframe Integration Is All but Ignored
  • Gartner Inquiry Data and Observations About Content-Aware DLP
  • The Growing Market for Channel DLP and DLP-Lite Solutions

Gartner Recommended Reading

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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