Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute Cited as Key Criteria for Placement
Santa Clara, Calif., 6 June 2011 - McAfee today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc., a premier research and advisory firm, in the Leaders Quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateway” report published on May 25, 2011 (written by: Peter Firstbrook and Lawrence Orans). This report evaluates 19 vendors.
According to Gartner, “Leaders are high-momentum vendors (based on sales and ‘mind share’ growth) with established track records in Web gateway security, as well business investments that indicate they are well-positioned for the future. Leaders do not necessarily offer the best products and services for every customer project; however, they provide solutions that offer relatively lower risk.”
“McAfee’s success in Web gateway security is due to our ability to provide the most advanced preemptive technologies running flexibly across appliances, virtual appliances and cloud-based offerings, delivering customers a high return on their investment,” said Marc Olesen, senior vice president and general manager, Content and Cloud Security at McAfee “This is key to a successful overall solution that includes malware detection, Web filtering, and application control, while concurrently being able to meet the scalability, reliability and reporting demands of the largest enterprise customers.”
According to the report, “Anti-malware capabilities should be the most heavily weighted criterion when evaluating secure Web gateways (SWGs). Bidirectional protection (blocking inbound malware and analyzing outbound traffic to detect compromised endpoints) is critical.”
McAfee offers a complete portfolio of Web security solutions that address these issues and more. McAfee Web security protects enterprises against malware and spyware, phishing fraud and identity theft, data leakage, and Internet misuse. Simultaneously, it helps to ensure policy enforcement, regulatory compliance, and a productive application environment. McAfee has set a standard for preemptive detection through the use of the company's industry-leading gateway antimalware engine coupled with Web reputation powered by McAfee Global Threat Intelligence™ These technologies are available via either customer premises appliance or saas deployment.
Olesen continued, “We continue to execute and deliver on our Web security vision, providing customers with security, compliance and increased productivity. We enable access to today’s social networking and other dynamic business and productivity-enhancing Web applications.”
For more information on trends related to cybercrime, hacktivism, web threats, vulnerabilities and network attacks, please download a full copy of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateway report.
About the Gartner Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2011 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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