Kaspersky Lab Once Again Named a “Leader” in the Gartner Magic Quadrant
improves its position and is second-furthest for “completeness of vision” in
the “Leaders” portion of the Gartner Magic Quadrant
Woburn, MA – January 27, 2014 –
Kaspersky Lab has been named a “Leader” in the Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for
Endpoint Protection Platforms for the third year in a row.* Kaspersky Lab believes this latest
Gartner report honor once again confirms the company’s status as a top provider
of endpoint protection solutions.
The Gartner Magic Quadrant is an
annual market research report based on complex analysis of the endpoint
protection platforms of 18 IT security vendors. It can be utilized as a
benchmark for companies seeking to evaluate vendors and products in the IT
security industry, and can play an important role in the purchase decisions of
enterprises on a global scale. Gartner evaluates vendors in two categories:
“completeness of vision” and “ability to execute”. “Completeness of vision” includes
8 evaluation criteria: market understanding, marketing strategy, sales
strategy, offering strategy, business model, vertical/industry strategy,
innovation and geographic strategy. The “ability to execute” criteria include factors
such as the vendor's overall viability, market responsiveness/record, operations,
sales execution/pricing, marketing execution and customer experience.
The Magic Quadrant categorizes the
included vendors of the research into four groups: “Leaders”, “Challengers”,
“Visionaries” and “Niche Players”. “Leaders” demonstrate balanced progress and
effort in the execution and vision categories. Their capabilities in advanced
malware protection, data protection and/or management features raise the
competitive bar for all products on the market, and they are shaping the course
of the industry. Kaspersky Lab was included in this “Leaders” group for the
third consecutive year based on these criteria. The company has continued to
improve its position on the graph and was positioned second furthest for
“completeness of vision” among the other companies in the “Leaders” portion of
the Magic Quadrant.
The company’s flagship security
solution – Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business – has been recognized by businesses and IT leaders as a solution that not
only delivers rapid and accurate malware detection, but also integrates
numerous client management tools into a single management console. Some of these
security management functions include vulnerability analysis, 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.
Nikolay Grebennikov, Chief Technology Officer
“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.”
The Gartner Magic Quadrant for
Endpoint Protection Platforms is available here.
*Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms, Peter
Firstbrook, John Girard, Neil MacDonald, January 8, 2014.
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About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is the world’s largest privately held vendor of
endpoint protection solutions. The company is ranked among the world’s top four
vendors of security solutions for endpoint users**. Throughout its more than
16-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and
provides effective digital security solutions for large enterprises, SMBs and
consumers. Kaspersky Lab, with its holding company registered in the United
Kingdom, currently operates in almost 200 countries and territories across the
globe, providing protection for over 300 million users worldwide. Learn more atwww.kaspersky.com.
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** The company was rated fourth in the IDC rating
Worldwide Endpoint Security Revenue by Vendor, 2012. The rating was published
in the IDC report "Worldwide Endpoint Security 2013–2017 Forecast and 2012
Vendor Shares (IDC #242618, August 2013). The report ranked software vendors
according to earnings from sales of endpoint security solutions in 2012.