Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute Cited as Key Criteria for Placement
SANTA CLARA, Calif., January 12, 2010 - McAfee Inc. (NYSE:MFE) 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 January 8, 2010 (written by: Peter Firstbrook and Lawrence Orans). This report evaluates 17 vendors.
According to Gartner, “Leaders are high-momentum vendors (based on sales and ‘mind share’ growth) with emerging track records in Web gateway security, as well as vision and business investments that indicate they are well-positioned for the future. Leaders do not necessarily offer the best products for every customer project; however, they provide solutions that offer relatively lower risk.”
“McAfee continues to execute and deliver on our Web gateway vision, providing customers with security, compliance and increased productivity,” said Dan Ryan, executive vice president and general manager of the Network Security business unit at McAfee. “We continue 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.”
McAfee offers a complete portfolio of Web gateway security appliances. The McAfee Web Gateway appliance is the industry's first and only reputation-based solution that 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 company's industry-leading reputation system, TrustedSource™. Integrating this reputation scoring information with behavioral analysis and the millions of URLs in its award-winning database, McAfee provides organizations with real-time global threat intelligence that enables the most effective protection at the enterprise gateway against security threats.
About the Gartner Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2010 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.
About McAfee Inc.
McAfee, Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, California, is the world's largest dedicated security technology company. McAfee is committed to relentlessly tackling the world's toughest security challenges. The company delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that help secure systems and networks around the world, allowing users to safely connect to the Internet, browse and shop the web more securely. Backed by an award-winning research team, McAfee creates innovative products that empower home users, businesses, the public sector and service providers by enabling them to prove compliance with regulations, protect data, prevent disruptions, identify vulnerabilities, and continuously monitor and improve their security. http://www.mcafee.com
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