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INTELLIGENCE REPORT SUMMARIES
Enterprise Security
Date  Report
Nov 9
The newly independent McAfee has made impressive strides recently in a variety of areas, but it must overcome its technical and go-to-market dependence on the endpoint to realize its potential as a broadly competitive force in enterprise security.

Nov 8
After years of competitive struggles, TippingPoint is a threat to rivals once again, thanks to a pair of new 40 Gbps IPS appliances that offer URL filtering, sandbox integration, flexible licensing, and delivered in a form factor as small as 1U.

Nov 2
Several cloud security updates from Cisco show the vendor's effort to position itself as the dominant vendor in enterprise cloud security, but a closer look shows an immature portfolio that lacks integration and a key capability offered by rivals.

Oct 27
Micro Focus may not yet be a well-known vendor on the enterprise cybersecurity landscape, but its size and a strategy centering on the use of analytics to secure users, data, and applications may position it to be a long-term competitive force.

Oct 26
Symantec's rebranded endpoint family offers an innovative single agent for antimalware, EDR, application isolation, and even deception, but with multiple servers/consoles and a mobile offering tacked on, it falls short as an integrated solution.

Oct 25
Sophos has added application traffic discovery and control to its midmarket XG NGFW line. This, plus uniquely tight endpoint integration, new hardware, and a recently revamped management GUI, makes Sophos increasingly compelling to the midmarket.

Oct 19
By integrating their respective SPIFs, DXL and pxGrid, McAfee and Cisco Systems have not only inked their first formal technology partnership, but also enabled customers to achieve unified, bidirectional network-endpoint security interoperability.

Oct 17
After absorbing HPE's software assets, Micro Focus instantly became one of the largest enterprise security software vendors. Its security strategy includes improving ArcSight and integrating it with its diverse portfolio, and growing even bigger.

Oct 4
The release of Forcepoint NGFW 6.3 serves to further disentangle the product from former owner McAfee, but offers little in the way of new functionality that isn't merely catching up on features already offered by competitors.

Sep 29
Enterprise IoT technology providers, in response to customer concerns over IoT costs and complexity, are taking matters into their own hands, creating prebuilt solutions specific to discrete IoT use cases and simplifying development processes.

Sep 28
Equifax, like many companies before, made mistakes that resulted in a high-profile data breach, but it has arguably received more scrutiny for its fumbled breach response. Here are three somewhat counterintuitive ways it could have been better.

Sep 1
Juniper's purchase of Cyphort accelerates its use of machine learning to identify never-before-seen threats from the web. Cyphort's heavy on-premises footprint and laborious configuration and management, however, are major drawbacks.

Aug 29
The acquisition of RedOwl will give Forcepoint a behavioral analytics capability not only to bolster its insider threat detection offerings, but also to serve as the analytics engine for the rest of its product portfolio.

Aug 16
IBM's surprise decision to exit the intrusion prevention appliance market and endorse former rival Cisco is not only an admission of its failed move to bolster the XGS line via QRadar, but also its waning focus on traditional network security.

Aug 4
Deceptive threat detection solutions identify and thwart the attacks that elude other enterprise security systems. It's a diverse, emerging market, but one that may eventually be absorbed by larger vendors with broad security solutions.

Aug 2
FortiCloud 3.2 will enable full management of low-end FortiGate devices, increasing ease of deployment, configuration, and ongoing management for SMBs and MSSPs, but offers little to enterprises that increasingly also want cloud-based management.

Jul 26
McAfee's new OpenDXL.com community website creates a long-awaited single, user-friendly hub to build a community around its nascent OpenDXL SPIF. But a website alone won't foster OpenDXL participation or match Cisco's more mature pxGrid community.

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.


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