Kaspersky Lab has been baptized a “Leader” in the Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant intended for Endpoint Protection Platforms designed for the third year in a row. Kaspersky Lab believes this latest Gartner report honor confirms the company’s status anew as a topmost supplier of endpoint protection solutions.
The Gartner Magic Quadrant is a twelve-monthly market research report grounded on complex analysis of the endpoint protection platforms of 18 IT security vendors. It can be utilized as a yardstick for companies in the ensuing quest to evaluate vendors and products in the IT security industry, and can essay an important role in the purchase decisions of enterprises on a global scale. Gartner assesses vendors in two categories: “completeness of vision” and “ability to execute”. “Completeness of vision” takes account of 8 evaluation criteria: market understanding, marketing strategy, sales strategy, offering strategy, business model, vertical/industry strategy, innovation and geographic strategy. The “ability to execute” benchmarks embrace dynamics such as the vendor’s overall viability, market responsiveness/record, operations, sales execution/pricing, marketing execution and customer experience.
The Magic Quadrant catalogues the included vendors of the research into four groups: “Leaders”, “Challengers”, “Visionaries” and “Niche Players”. “Leaders” makes evident well-adjusted progress and effort in the implementation and vision categories. Their competencies in cutting-edge malware protection, data protection and/or management features does raise the competitive bar for all products on the market, and they are modeling the course of the industry. Kaspersky Lab was incorporated in this “Leaders” group for the third consecutive year centered on these standards. The company has continued to progress its spot on the graph and was positioned second furthest for what may be rounded as “completeness of vision” amongst the other companies in the Leaders slice of the Magic Quadrant.
The company’s flagship security solution – Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business – has been acknowledged by businesses and IT leaders as a solution that not only delivers prompt and accurate malware detection, but also mixes abundant client management tools into a single management console. A number of of these security management functions comprise vulnerability analysis, followed by patch management, application inventory, application control, MDM, and centrally managed file-level and full-disk encryption, with preboot authentication for hard drives and removable devices.
Remarking on this recent accomplishment, Nikolay Grebennikov, Chief Technology Officer of Kaspersky Lab, reportedly said thus: “Our ambition is to see a safe and secure cyberspace by providing the ultimate protection to our clients, and we believe our latest position within the Gartner Magic Quadrant shows that we are on the right path. This is a great achievement for us and I think it shows that our long-term strategy of investing heavily in technologies and expertise continues to bring great results. It’s very encouraging to see that our efforts are being acknowledged by the leading IT market researcher.”