SANTA CLARA, Calif. – July 12, 2012 – McAfee today announced that leading research firm Gartner, Inc. has placed the company in the leaders quadrant in its “Magic Quadrant for Intrusion Prevention Systems” as published on July 5, 2012. Gartner’s research examined leading vendors who offer solutions in the intrusion prevention systems (IPS) marketplace.
“IPS devices are deployed in line and perform full-stream reassembly of network traffic. They provide detection via several methods — signatures, protocol anomaly detection, behavioral or heuristics. By being in-line, IPSs can also use various techniques to block attacks that are identified with high confidence. The capabilities of IPS products need to adapt to changing threats and next-generation IPSs (NGIPSs) have evolved in response to advanced targeted threats evading first-generation IPSs.1”
“We believe McAfee’s position in the leaders quadrant demonstrates the performance, value, and strength of both McAfee Network Security Platform and McAfee Security Connected, our unique approach to sharing security intelligence and event feeds across several security solutions,” said Pat Calhoun, SVP & GM of Network Security at McAfee. “In order to protect against today’s sophisticated attacks, your network security has to have the ability to understand environmental factors that extend far beyond its physical placement in the network. McAfee Network Security Platform does that today.”
McAfee, the global leader in network intrusion prevention systems (IPS), delivers unprecedented levels of security while offering flexible deployment options that allow organizations to optimize investments in network security. McAfee Network Security Platform provides category-best security effectiveness, scalable multigigabit performance, and next-generation network IPS controls that take the guesswork out of network security management.
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1 Gartner, Inc., "Magic Quadrant for Intrusion Prevention Systems," by Greg Young, John Pescatore, July 5, 2012.