Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Threat-Facing Technologies, 2019

Published: 12 July 2019

ID: G00369246

Analyst(s): Pete Shoard


Threat-facing technologies aim to defend IT systems and applications from attacks through prevention, detection and effective response. Technologies and services included meet the security needs of end users who employ cloud and on-premises IT threatened by the evolving threat landscape.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Risk-Based Vulnerability Management
    • Breach and Attack Simulation
  • At the Peak
    • Deception Platforms
    • Firewall as a Service
    • Browser Isolation
    • Content Disarm and Reconstruction (CDR)
    • Managed Detection and Response
    • Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR)
    • Data Classification
    • File Analysis
    • Format-Preserving Encryption
    • Hardware-Based Security
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Threat Intelligence Platforms
    • Network Security Policy Management
    • TLS Decryption Platform
    • Network Traffic Analysis
    • Endpoint Detection and Response
    • User and Entity Behavior Analytics
    • Operational Technology Security
    • Enterprise Key Management
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Microsegmentation
    • Network Firewalls
    • Secure Web Gateways
    • DDoS Defense
    • SIEM
    • Network Access Control
    • Network Sandboxing
    • Web Application Firewalls
    • IDPS
    • Database Audit and Protection
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Endpoint Protection Platforms
    • Network Penetration Testing Tools
    • Software-Defined Security
    • Vulnerability Assessment
    • Database Encryption
    • Self-Encrypting Mass Storage Drives
    • Application Control
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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