Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Infrastructure Protection, 2014

Published: 30 July 2014

ID: G00263740

Analyst(s): Greg Young


The numbers and volumes of threat-facing technologies that defend our IT grow at a relentless pace. Driven by persistent threat and technology change, there has never been so much hype in enterprise security; however, there are more than enough technologies for enterprises to consider.

Table Of Contents


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

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