Gartner Research

Magic Quadrant for Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems

Published: 16 January 2017

ID: G00295470

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

Summary

Security and risk management leaders should know that while IDPSs are being absorbed by firewall placements at the perimeter, they give the best protection. They're also responding to pressure from uptake of other threat defense solutions, and providing credible internal and cloud placement options.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • AhnLab
    • Alert Logic
    • Cisco
    • Hillstone Networks
    • Huawei
    • IBM
    • Intel Security (McAfee)
    • NSFOCUS
    • Trend Micro (TippingPoint)
    • Venustech
    • Wins
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

  • Vendors to Watch
    • Bricata
    • Fidelis Cybersecurity
    • FireEye

Evaluation Criteria

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision
  • Quadrant Descriptions
    • Leaders
    • Challengers
    • Visionaries
    • Niche Players

Context

Market Overview

  • Next-Generation IDPSs Are Available From Leading Vendors
  • Advanced Threat Detection Is Now Available From Next-Generation IDPSs
  • IDPS Appliance Market Consolidation Continues, but Internal Deployments, Cloud and Pure Managed Security Service Offerings Gain Traction
  • More IDPSs Get Absorbed by NGFWs, but the Stand-Alone IDPS Market Will Persist
  • IDS Is Still Widely Deployed and Effective
  • Endpoint Context Is Increasingly Important and Available
  • Retrospective Analysis Is Useful as an IDS Use Case
  • Developments in Threat Intelligence Have Implications for IDPSs

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  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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