Gartner Research

Market Insight: The Future of Data Security

Published: 12 October 2017

ID: G00318736

Analyst(s): Deborah Kish


Data breaches repeatedly prove the criticality of data security, and data security products need to continue to evolve. This document provides insights for technology strategic planners to meet these challenges through significant innovations to existing data security products.

Table Of Contents


  • Emerging Technologies and Approaches
    • Advanced Security Analytics
    • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
    • Multiparty Computing
    • Blockchain
    • Differential Privacy
  • Technologies and Segments Need to Marry (or at Least Engage)
  • End Users' Quest for Flexibility Increases Adoption of SaaS and Managed Security Services

Background and Context

  • Enterprise Digital Rights Management
  • Data-Centric Audit and Protection Tools
  • Data Loss Prevention
  • User and Entity Behavior Analytics
  • Privileged Access Management
  • Security Awareness Computer-Based Training
  • Data Masking

The Impact


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