Addendum - Information about the 2013 report is at http://kensek.blogspot.com/2014/02/gartner-magic-quadrant-for-endpoint.html
Gartner has released their 2012 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Security, ID:G00239869. Five performers are in the leaders quadrant. Their approximate order in the 2012 report: Symantec, McAfee, Sophos, Kaspersky, and Trend Micro. Microsoft, who has built up a large endpoint market share in the last couple of years with their free consumer endpoint product, was the only company in the Challenger portion of the grid for the 2012 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection. Congrats to these five companies. Analysts for the report - Peter Firstbrook, John Girard, and Neil MacDonald.
Always interesting goings on with firms in the world of security, even those in the leaders portion of the magic quadrant. Symantec replaced CEO Enrique Salem with Tom Bennett in July.
Always interesting goings on with firms in the world of security. Palo Alto Networks "finally" went public in 2012 and had a nice first few days pop in their stock price. More traditional firewall companies started releasing Next Generation Firewalls (NGFW's). Trend Micro was named a leader in the email content security arena by Forrester. Symantec replaced CEO Enrique Salem with Tom Bennett in July. Kaspersky and Trend switched spots as Kaspersky continues their mission to surpass Trend Micro in everything end point. Symantec, you may want to appear in those AV-comparatives.org security tests, now ;). Once Kaspersky passes Trend Micro.....
- Detection and cleaning of malware (for example, viruses, spyware, rootkits, Trojans, worms), a personal firewall, and HIPS for servers and PCs
- Centralized management, configuration and reporting capabilities for all products evaluated in this research, sufficient to support companies of at least 5,000 geographically dispersed endpoints
- Global service and support organizations to support products