Gartner Research

Market Guide for User and Entity Behavior Analytics

Published: 23 April 2018

ID: G00349450

Analyst(s): Avivah Litan , Gorka Sadowski , Toby Bussa , Tricia Phillips


Security and risk management leaders considering UEBA will find that the market has fragmented, with a few pure-play vendors and a wide set of traditional security products that embed core UEBA technologies and features to benefit from advanced analytics capabilities.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition

  • Market Description

Market Direction

Market Analysis

  • Changes Since the Last Market Guide for UEBA Update
  • SIEM and UEBA Are Converging
  • Main Use Cases Are Solidifying
  • Analytics Methods Keep Getting More Sophisticated
    • Evolution From Rules and Notable Events to Advanced Analytics and Risk Scores
    • Defense in Depth for Analytics
    • User Access to the Analytics
    • Cautions About Profiling and Anomaly Detection
  • Supported Data Sources Are Expanding to Provide Better Visibility
  • Who Buys UEBA?
    • How Is UEBA Implemented and Delivered?
  • Time to Value Is Often Underestimated

Representative Vendors

  • UEBA as a Feature Is Becoming More Widespread
    • Agent-Based Endpoint Security
    • CASBs
    • DCAP
    • Employee Monitoring
    • Identity Governance and Administration (IGA)
    • Privileged Access Management (PAM)
    • Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDPSs), and Network Traffic Analysis (NTA)
    • SIEM
  • Stand-Alone UEBA Solutions

Market Recommendations

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