Gartner Research

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems


IDPS continues to be absorbed by firewall placements at the perimeter, yet still offers the best detection efficacy and a central prevention, detection, and response solution on a network. Security and risk management leaders should seek innovation in advanced analytics and public cloud support.

Published: 10 January 2018

ID: G00324914

Analyst(s): Craig Lawson , Claudio Neiva

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Alert Logic
    • Cisco
    • FireEye
    • Hillstone Networks
    • McAfee
    • Trend Micro
    • Vectra Networks
    • Venustech
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

  • Vendors to Watch
    • AhnLab
    • BluVector
    • Bricata
    • Corelight
    • Darktrace
    • Fidelis Cybersecurity
    • Huawei
    • IronNet Cybersecurity

Evaluation Criteria

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


Market Overview

  • IDPS Has Evolved
  • Advanced Threat Detection Is Now Available From Next-Generation IDPSs
  • IDS Is Still Widely Deployed and Effective
  • Web Application Vulnerabilities Are Still a Major Problem
  • IDPS Has Potential in the Cloud
  • More IDPSs Get Absorbed by NGFWs, but the Stand-Alone IDPS Market Will Persist
  • Endpoint Context Is Increasingly Important and Available in Leading IDPS
  • Developments in Threat Intelligence Have Implications for IDPSs

Gartner Recommended Reading

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

©2021 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Purchase this Document

To purchase this document, you will need to register or sign in above

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.