Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Information Security, 2006

Published: 10 July 2006

ID: G00139428

Analyst(s): Eric Ouellet, Greg Young, Rich Mogull, John Pescatore, John Girard, Neil MacDonald , Kristen Noakes-Fry, Roberta Witty , Vic Wheatman, Mark Nicolett, Peter Firstbrook , Arabella Hallawell, Amrit T. Williams, Gregg Kreizman, Tom Scholtz , Ant Allan , Jay Heiser , Joseph Feiman, Paul Proctor , Lawrence Orans , Ray Wagner , Kelly Kavanagh , Avivah Litan


New security threats, and new security technologies to protect the enterprise, develop almost daily. Understanding the velocity of these offerings as they move toward maturity is critical for timely investment.

Table Of Contents
  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • On the Rise
    • SSL Peer-to-Peer, Site-to-Site Virtual Private Networks
    • Model-Driven Security
    • Application Activity Monitoring and Prevention
    • Portable Secure Environment
    • Web Application and Source Code Security Vulnerability Scanners
    • Virtualized Security Partitions
    • E-Mail Authentication Standards
    • Transaction Anomaly Detection
    • Database Security
    • Network Behavior Analysis
  • At the Peak
    • Database Activity Monitors
    • Content Monitoring and Filtering
    • Role Management for Enterprises
    • Network Access Control
    • Converged Desktop Security
    • Biometric Technologies
    • Instant Messaging Security
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • E-Mail Encryption
    • HIPS on PCs
    • SIEM
    • Anti-phishing
    • Trusted Computing Platform
    • Data-at-Rest Encryption Appliances
    • WPA Security
    • Vulnerability Management
    • Next-Generation Firewalls
    • Patch Management
    • Digital Rights Management (Enterprise)
    • Public-Key Operations
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Network IPS
    • Web Services Security Standards
    • Federated Identity Management
    • E-Signatures
    • HIPS on Servers
    • Managed Security Service Providers
    • User Provisioning
    • Spam Filtering
    • Smart Tokens
    • SSL Remote-Access VPNs
  • Entering the Plateau
    • E-Mail Antivirus
    • Enterprise Single Sign-On
    • SSL/Transport Layer Security
    • URL Filtering
    • Hardware Tokens
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • Appendices
    • Previous Iteration of the Hype Cycle
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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