Friday, February 17, 2012

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms 2011

Gartner released its Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms report on January 16. Five products made it into the Leaders Quadrant. From an eyeball perspective, the ranking of these in the Leaders Quadrant were Symantec, McAfee, Sophos, Trend Micro, and Kaspersky. The “we are not going to promote our place in the quadrant” award goes to Total Defense. Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms by Peter Firstbrook, Neil MacDonald, John Girard. January 16, 2012 ID: G00219355. Bravilna to these companies!

Note: This is the report for 2011.  To see the 2012 report published in January 2013

To see the 2013 report published in January 2014 tested eight business endpoint protection products (not all were internet security suites) as part of their December 11 testing. All received certification. They were scored from 0 to 6 on three components, Protection, Repair, and Usability. The products and combined scores are below.

Twenty-three home internet security products were part of the testing as well.
To view the tests and download one-page reports:

Using Gartner Magic Quadrants

The below is from a Gartner piece on utilizing their Magic Quadrant.

Clients use Magic Quadrants as a first step to understanding the technology providers they might consider for a specific investment opportunity.

Keep in mind that focusing on the leaders' quadrant isn't always the best course of action. There are good reasons to consider market challengers. And a niche player may support your needs better than a market leader. It all depends on how the provider aligns with your business goals.

Miscellaneous Comments on Kaspersky

• Kaspersky recently announced that they were not going to have an IPO (initial public offering) and repurchased the 20% of the company they didn’t own. Nice article on Channelnomics about this “Kaspersky Repositioning for Renewed Growth”

• Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 was Product of the Year for 2011.

1 comment:

Archibald Lister said...

Good blog written.. thanks for sharing magic quadrant reports for two consecutive years. It is very helpful.