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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls


The WAF market is growing, with new use cases and security requirements ranging from "good enough" security for compliance to protection against targeted attacks. Enterprise security teams should evaluate how WAFs can provide high security that is also easy to consume and manage.

Published: 19 July 2016

ID: G00290000

Analyst(s): Jeremy D'Hoinne , Adam Hils , Claudio Neiva

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • AdNovum
    • Akamai
    • Barracuda Networks
    • Citrix
    • CloudFlare
    • DenyAll
    • Ergon Informatik
    • F5
    • Fortinet
    • Imperva
    • Penta Security Systems
    • Positive Technologies
    • Radware
    • Trustwave
    • United Security Providers
  • 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

  • Enterprises Need a Next-Generation WAF, but the Vendors Are Missing
  • The Future of WAF Is Brighter in the Cloud

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  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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