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Market Insight: The Road to AI — A Journey to Smarter Security and Risk Decision Making

Published: 18 April 2018

ID: G00355788

Analyst(s): Sid Deshpande , Eric Ahlm , Avivah Litan , Dale Gardner , John A. Wheeler


Security and risk providers' excessive use of messaging around artificial intelligence and machine learning has left customers unable to differentiate hype from real value. This report helps technology product marketing leaders understand challenges and opportunities around AI in security.

Table Of Contents


  • What Is AI, Really? And What Does It Mean in the Security Context?
  • The Importance of AI to Security
  • Current Status of AI in the Security Market
  • The Problem Statement for Product Marketers in Security

Background and Context

The Impact

  • Application Security
    • Customer Challenges
    • Current AI Activity and Future Potential
  • IRM
    • Customer Challenges
    • Current AI Activity and Future Potential
  • Endpoint Security
    • Customer Challenges
    • Current AI Activity and Future Potential
  • Network Security
    • Customer Challenges
    • Current AI Activity and Future Potential


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