Gartner Research

Market Trends: User and Entity Behavior Analytics Expand Their Market Reach

Published: 26 April 2016

ID: G00299149

Analyst(s): Avivah Litan , Eric Ahlm


Using analytic sciences to detect a threat is a common theme rippling through various security markets. This research note talks to strategic planners at security providers about the trends in behavioral analytics, and their path for market collision.

Table Of Contents


Market Trend

  • The Acceleration of Advanced Analytics Capabilities Into the Security Market Is Driving Market Convergence
    • The Advanced Analytics Impact on Security
    • The Incorporation of Advanced Analytics Concepts Into UEBA (and Other Markets) Will Drive Convergence
    • Descriptive Analytics Key in Mapping Market Convergence
    • Prescriptive Analytics Will Further Drive Market Collision
  • Buyer Trend
    • Buyers Are Increasing Detection Capabilities or Optimizing SOC Efficiency
    • Buyers Without a Dedicated SOC
    • Buyers With a Dedicated SOC
    • Consider MSSPs as Buying Center
  • Technology Trend
    • Application of Analytics to Discovering Breaches Varies
    • Data Science for Analytics Technologies Still Emerging
    • The Need for Extended Telemetry Drives Analytics Market Convergence
    • Convergence Between Analytics-Based Detection Vendors and Orchestration/Response Vendors Likely
    • SIEM Technologies Positioned to Be Central to Consolidation for Analytics Detection
    • Advanced Analytics Providers Extending Their Reach to Security Buyers

Contrarian View

  • If Detection and Response Markets Continue to Collide, an Opportunity Exists for a Security Platform Play

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