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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Intrusion Prevention Systems


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

Published: 16 November 2015

ID: G00271823

Analyst(s): Craig Lawson , Adam Hils , Claudio Neiva

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Cisco
    • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
    • Huawei
    • IBM
    • Intel Security (McAfee)
    • Wins
  • 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 Available From Leading Vendors
  • Advanced Threat Detection Is Now Available From 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
  • IDS Is Still Widely Deployed and Effective
  • Developments in Threat Intelligence Have Implications for IPS/IDS

Gartner Recommended Reading

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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