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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Intrusion Prevention Systems


The network intrusion prevention system market has undergone dynamic evolution, increasingly being absorbed by next-generation firewall placements. Next-generation IPSs are available for the best protection, but the IPS market is being pressured by the uptake of advanced threat defense solutions.

Published: 16 December 2013

ID: G00253078

Analyst(s): Adam Hils , Greg Young, Jeremy D'Hoinne

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Cisco
    • Enterasys Networks (Extreme Networks)
    • HP
    • Huawei
    • IBM
    • McAfee
    • NSFOCUS Information Technology
    • Radware
    • Sourcefire (Cisco)
    • Stonesoft (McAfee)
  • 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

  • NGIPS Is Real
  • Advanced Threat Detection Is Becoming a Necessary Ingredient for NGIPS
  • Market Consolidation Continues
  • More IPS Gets Absorbed by NGFW; However, the Stand-Alone IPS Market Will Persist

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  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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