SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE), today announced that leading research firm Gartner, Inc. has placed the company in the leaders quadrant in its "Magic Quadrant for Network Intrusion Prevention System Appliances, 1H08" as published on February 14.(1)
According to Gartner, vendors listed in the leaders quadrant "demonstrate balanced progress and effort in all execution and vision categories. Their actions raise the competitive bar for all products in the market, and they can change the course of the industry. To remain leaders, vendors must have demonstrated a track record of delivering successfully in enterprise IPS deployments and in winning competitive assessments. Leaders produce products that provide high signature quality and low latency, are innovating with or ahead of customers' challenges (such as using endpoint intelligence to make more-efficient detections) and have a range of models. Leaders continually win selections and are consistently visible on enterprise shortlists. However, a leading vendor is not a default choice for every buyer, and clients should not assume that they must buy only from vendors in the Leaders quadrant."
Factors contributing to a company's ability to execute include products and services, overall viability, sales and marketing execution, and customer experience. Gartner evaluates a company's completeness of vision by considering its market understanding, sales and marketing strategy, offering or product strategy, business model, and innovation.
"We believe our position in the leaders quadrant of this highly-regarded network IPS assessment confirms our commitment to network security and our dedication to protecting our customers' business by proactively securing their network infrastructures," said John Vecchi, director of network security solutions marketing at McAfee. "Customers and partners turn to McAfee's network IPS solutions because of our comprehensive, integrated and proven approach to network security."
Since pioneering the IPS industry with the world's first purpose-built intrusion detection and prevention appliance, the McAfee IntruShield® network security platform has continued to raise the bar for next-generation IPS technology by delivering a series of industry firsts, including:
To view the Magic Quadrant for Network Intrusion Prevention System Appliances, 1H08, visit: http://mediaproducts.gartner.com/reprints/mcafee/article1/article1.html
(1) Gartner, Inc., "Magic Quadrant for Network Intrusion Prevention System Appliances, 1H08" by Greg Young and John Pescatore, Feb. 14, 2008.
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted February 14, 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
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