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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems


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.

Published: 16 January 2017

ID: G00295470

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

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • AhnLab
    • Alert Logic
    • Cisco
    • Hillstone Networks
    • Huawei
    • IBM
    • Intel Security (McAfee)
    • 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


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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