Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Information Security, 2005

Published: 05 July 2005

ID: G00128160

Analyst(s): Vic Wheatman, John Girard, Greg Young, Ant Allan, John Pescatore, Kelly Kavanagh , Mark Nicolett, Neil MacDonald , Arabella Hallawell, Kristen Noakes-Fry, Avivah Litan , Rich Mogull, Clare Hirst, Lawrence Orans, Roberta Witty


New security threats continue to arise almost daily. This Hype Cycle will help you decide how to invest your limited security funds.

Table Of Contents
  • The Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • SSL Peer-to-Peer, Site-to-Site Virtual Private Networks
    • Database Security
    • Anti-Phishing
    • HIPS on PCs
    • Content Monitoring and Filtering
    • Role Planning, Audit and Compliance
  • At the Peak
    • NAC
    • Instant Messaging Security
    • HIPS on Servers
    • Vulnerability Management
    • Data-at-Rest Encryption Appliances
    • Deep Packet Inspection Firewalls
    • Security Compliance Tools
    • Biometrics
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • SIM/SEM
    • E-Mail Encryption
    • Trusted Computing Group
    • WPA Security
    • Digital Rights Management (Enterprise)
    • Public Key Operations
    • Enterprise Federated Identity
    • Managed Security Service Providers
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Web Services Security Standards
    • E-Signatures
    • Patch Management
    • User Provisioning
    • Secure Sockets Layer Remote Access VPNs
    • Spam Filtering
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Smart Tokens
    • Enterprise Reduced Sign-On
    • Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security
    • Hardware Tokens
  • Appendix A: Previous Iteration of the Hype Cycle
  • Appendix B: Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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