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INTELLIGENCE REPORT SUMMARIES
Enterprise Security
Date  Report
Jul 10
Cisco's enterprise security product portfolio is growing broader and deeper. It has many untapped opportunities within its grasp, but it must build better integrations and go-to-market messaging focusing on customers' desired outcomes.

Jul 6
Symantec is the perfect fit for Fireglass, as its web content sanitization technology was destined to be a secure web gateway feature. However, Symantec must ensure Fireglass can scale and be integrated with the former Blue Coat offerings.

Jun 28
The new TippingPoint Security Management System Threat Insights feature bolsters Trend Micro's host-based security assessment capabilities and fosters integration with the vendor's Advanced Threat Protection product family.

Jun 27
Security, interoperability, complexity and connectivity are issues inhibiting broader IoT adoption, but as businesses seek to roll-out their IoT applications, vendors are responding quickly to improve their products, partnerships and services.

Jun 22
Cisco announced its intent-based networking initiative with new software capabilities in DNA Center, a new Catalyst 9000 switch family, and developer support in Cisco DevNet. It's an ambitious launch that will impact customers and resellers.

Jun 14
Palo Alto Networks is pushing deeper into cloud-based security with not only cloud-delivered NGFW services for distributed sites, but also a new framework service to provide integrated third-party cloud-based security applications.

Jun 1
The wide-ranging new security solution collaboration between IBM and Cisco will undoubtedly help their mutual customers, but it remains to be seen whether the duo can successfully sell, implement and support complex joint solutions.

Jun 1
Cisco’s Enterprise Agreement is a cross-catalog purchase agreement covering software, hardware, support and services and includes a 20% overage allowance and no charges in arrears. It’s intended to overcome competitive license and cost objections.

May 15
Following what's believed to be the largest-ever ransomware attack, enterprises and vendors alike should realize the WannaCry ransomworm is likely a harbinger of more severe attacks yet to come.

May 10
Just a day after the quick, puzzling end to its TrustPoint OEM partnership with Tanium, VMware AirWatch announced integration with a comparable endpoint tool, Dell Client Command, offered by its parent company.

Apr 26
Orchestrated, automated, high-efficacy multiproduct enterprise security architectures are not only possible, but also will soon be commonplace thanks to security product integration frameworks. This report details the SPIF landscape.

Apr 21
While positioned as a product portfolio unification, Check Point Infinity is little more than a new go-to-market message. It's an attempt to mimic security integration leaders, but without producing significant new portfolio integrations.

Apr 12
Fortinet’s cloud security announcements, including a new CASB, faster virtual firewall performance, and on-demand virtual firewall licensing for AWS and Azure, are part of an ongoing effort to bolster its cloud-delivered enterprise security.

Apr 11
IBM’s perplexing IPS rebrand produces more problems than it solves, namely risking confusion among customers, fostering the appearance of a detection-centric strategy, and admitting tacitly that it may not be keeping pace with IPS rivals.

Apr 5
Forcepoint’s new cloud-based malware sandbox means it is no longer reliant on a partnership with McAfee and will be more competitive in NGFW deals. But the sandboxing release was a long time coming, and offers little differentiation versus rivals.

Apr 4
Now an independent company separate from Intel, McAfee is positioning itself as a more focused, nimble company capable of buying, building or integrating the technologies its customers need. Bolstering the McAfee brand, however, may not be easy.

Mar 30
The IoT market continues to attract increased investment and innovation from equipment and solutions vendors, with a specific focus on micro data centers, application platforms, big data solutions, IoT security and retail-focused IoT initiatives.

Mar 1
In buying LightCyber for a palatable $105 million, Palo Alto Networks gains much-needed machine learning technology to detect malicious east-west traffic inside enterprise networks. It now must play catch-up to rivals with similar offerings.

Feb 28
Enterprises need better tools to investigate security events, and vendors are finally starting to deliver. Also: opportunity for SMB NGFW vendors; Symantec’s small steps; rivals team up on threat data sharing; and Cylance draws the ire of rivals.

Feb 24
At Cisco Live! EMEA 2017, Cisco Systems demonstrated how it is transforming into a complete enterprise IoT solutions provider. The implications of this transformation for Cisco’s networking and data center solutions are wide-ranging.

Feb 23
MobileIron has joined its EMM rivals in pursuing IoT security offerings for devices and data. Its existing product architecture is a great fit for IoT, but it’s unclear how it plans to differentiate competitively.

Feb 22
Cisco’s new midrange NGFWs are a significant competitive boost to what’s arguably been a weakening solution set versus high-growth rivals Palo Alto and Fortinet. New management and threat intelligence features help ease other solution shortcomings.

Feb 15
In its last set of major updates before its impending spinout, Intel Security overhauled its SIEM UI, added virtual IPS support for AWS and OpenStack, bolstered its OpenDXL SPIF and committed $1 million to the Cyber Threat Alliance.

Feb 10
Themes to watch for at RSA Conference 2017 include the emerging markets for serverless security and security product integration frameworks, as well as signs of new life for a legacy product segment seen as over the hill.

Feb 9
By acquiring Skyfence from Imperva, Forcepoint gains established CASB technology that it is already familiar with, but the deal further burdens a company already challenged to integrate technologies from Stonesoft, Websense, and Raytheon.

Feb 8
Palo Alto Networks’ hardware and software refresh offers notable across-the-board advances, especially network-level credential theft detection and policy-based adaptive authentication, but between the lines, the vendor’s shortcomings are apparent.

Feb 7
Trend Micro has announced a new version of its Deep Security server workload protection solution, and is adding its XGen multifaceted threat detection technology to both Deep Security and the TippingPoint IPS line.

Feb 2
Fortinet’s new top marketing executive plans to build a program tailored to Fortinet’s unique assets and corporate culture, but it is unclear whether she can overcome the same pitfalls that recently doomed her two predecessors.

Feb 1
Fortinet is poised to be enterprise security’s next dominant force, if it can get out of its own way. Despite strong technology and leadership, stumbles in sales, management software, and integration threaten to limit Fortinet’s potential.

Jan 25
Cisco Systems’ pxGrid, the security product integration framework built into Identity Services Engine, now has 50 technology partners and improved usability, but it is a lackluster response to Intel Security’s disruptive OpenDXL.


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