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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Intrusion Prevention Systems


The network IPS market continues being absorbed by next-generation firewall placements. Next-generation IPSs offer the best protection, but the IPS market must respond to the pressure coming from the uptake of advanced threat defense solutions and the requirement to provide cloud placements.

Published: 29 December 2014

ID: G00263353

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

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Cisco
    • HP
    • Huawei
    • IBM
    • Intel Security (McAfee)
    • NSFOCUS Information Technology
    • Radware
  • 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 NGIPS Is Pervasive
  • Advanced Threat Detection Is Becoming a Necessary Ingredient for NGIPSs
  • IPS Appliance Market Consolidation Continues, But Cloud and Pure Managed Security Service Offerings Gain Traction
  • More IPSs Get Absorbed by NGFWs; However, the Stand-Alone IPS Market Will Persist

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  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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