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Hype Cycle for Endpoint and Mobile Security, 2018

Published: 25 July 2018

ID: G00338755

Analyst(s): John Girard , Dionisio Zumerle


Security leaders are asked to protect data on devices that the enterprise does not own, communicating with infrastructure that the enterprise does not control. Now is the time to introduce the advanced security technologies that are finally maturing.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Browser Isolation
  • At the Peak
    • API Threat Protection
    • IoT Security
    • Mobile Threat Defense
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Device Endpoint Security for Frontline
    • Unified Endpoint Management
    • Virtual Mobile Infrastructure
    • Protected Browsers
    • Endpoint Detection and Response
    • Application Shielding
    • Data Sanitization
    • Secure Instant Communications
    • Trusted Environments
    • Cloud Access Security Brokers
    • Secure Web Gateways
    • Smartwatches
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Enterprise Digital Rights Management
    • Secure Enterprise Data Communications
    • Content Collaboration Platforms
    • Data Loss Prevention
    • User Authentication Technologies
    • BYOD
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Endpoint Protection Platforms
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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