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Hype Cycle for Infrastructure Protection, 2015

Published: 11 August 2015

ID: G00277614

Analyst(s): Greg Young


The numbers and volumes of threat-facing technologies that help defend our IT grow at a relentless pace. Driven by persistent threat and technology changes, 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
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Software-Defined Segmentation
    • Threat Intelligence Platforms
    • Software-Defined Security
  • At the Peak
    • Network Traffic Analysis
    • Firewall Policy Management
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Security in the Switch
    • Operational Technology Security
    • Network Sandboxing
    • Enterprise Key Management
    • Secure Web Gateways
    • Open-Source Security Tools
    • Interoperable Storage Encryption
    • Network Penetration Testing Tools
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Hypervisor Security Protection
    • Database Audit and Protection
    • Next-Generation IPS
    • Network Access Control
    • DDoS Defense
    • Web Application Firewalls
    • Application Control
    • Network Security Silicon
    • UTM
  • Entering the Plateau
    • SIEM
    • Next-Generation Firewalls
    • Vulnerability Assessment
    • Mobile Data Protection
    • Network IPS
    • Stateful Firewalls
    • WLAN IPS
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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