Gartner Research

Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls

Published: 17 September 2019

ID: G00373533

Analyst(s): Jeremy D'Hoinne , Adam Hils , Rajpreet Kaur , Claudio Neiva

Summary

Driven by the adoption of cloud web application and API protection services, the web application firewall market is growing. Network and application security leaders need to evaluate how WAFs can provide improved security that’s easy to consume and manage, while respecting data privacy requirements.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Akamai
    • Alibaba Cloud
    • Amazon Web Services
    • Barracuda
    • Cloudflare
    • F5
    • Fortinet
    • Imperva
    • Microsoft
    • Oracle
    • Radware
    • Signal Sciences
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped
    • Not Added

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

Evaluation Criteria

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

Context

Market Overview

  • Cloud WAF Service Becomes WAF’s Primary Segment
  • Cloud Web Application and API Protection Services Become More-Modular Security Platforms

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  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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