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INTELLIGENCE REPORT SUMMARIES
Enterprise Security
Date  Report
Apr 11
New SaaS and virtualized versions of Tetration make the hybrid cloud server workload management product more easily consumable. While viable as a security solution, Cisco must do more to bolster its value proposition for security teams.

Apr 11
Secdo not only gives Palo Alto Networks the EDR technology needed to further differentiate versus its network-centric rivals, but it also provides a rich new source of endpoint forensics data to feed its nascent cloud-delivered security platform.

Apr 5
RSA's additions to its NetWitness portfolio, including UEBA via the acquisition of Fortscale, keep pace with market innovation, but the Dell business unit is still trying to advance a complex strategy linking IAM and security operations.

Apr 4
In integrating JATP, acquired via Cyphort last year, with its NGFW and security management systems, Juniper Networks seeks to build and market a unified platform. It's unclear whether the solution set's ease of use and efficacy can match rivals.

Mar 29
VMware intends to add E8 Security's technology to Workspace One to better identify security events and automate responses. Strategically, the move helps VMware appeal to increasingly security-focused end-user computing technology buyers.

Mar 21
Advancing on many fronts, Fortinet is improving portfolio integration, building on its hardware performance advantage, and adding compelling software features like SD-WAN. Overall, the vendor has never been more broadly competitive.

Mar 20
Micro Focus CEO and renowned operations guru Chris Hsu resigned after the vendor's operational struggles post spin-merge, but the change represents an opportunity to refocus strategically on product integrations that solve tough customer problems.

Mar 5
Encrypted Traffic Analytics is a potentially revolutionary solution for inspecting encrypted network traffic without the need to decrypt packets. It may have significant competitive ramifications on the enterprise security appliance market.

Feb 28
The $350 million acquisition not only enables Splunk to combine its big data and machine learning capabilities with Phantom's security orchestration offering, but also may be the first of several such acquisitions by SIEM vendors.

Feb 28
Updates to its flagship OS, Security Fabric integration framework, and partner program are important for Fortinet, but for the first time, the technology-centric vendor risks being out-innovated by its top rivals.

Feb 21
Palo Alto Networks' software and hardware updates are geared around three key objectives – automation, innovation, and efficacy – but significant technical details may hint at underlying complexity and efficacy challenges.

Feb 8
Check Point's effort to build a broad, cloud-centric solution set under the new CloudGuard brand is admirable, but it is late to the crowded CASB segment, and a rebranded vSEC solution doesn't reduce its inherent complexity.

Feb 7
Palo Alto Networks' latest updates increase usability of its virtual appliances and increase its competitiveness in cloud workload security, but the vendor's strategy to appeal to cloud app architects while shortchanging DevOps is a curious one.

Feb 6
Fortinet's pair of high-end edge network NGFWs not only debut a more powerful processor architecture, but also boost encrypted traffic inspection performance well beyond what its competitors can offer in a single appliance.

Jan 26
Check Point's trio of fifth-generation management appliances are faster and store more data while easing policy management via a single interface, but lack innovation in a time when rivals are beginning to transition management to the cloud.

Jan 25
The surprise launch of Chronicle, Alphabet's new cybersecurity spinout, proves the huge innovation opportunity in security analytics and threat detection. Can the vendor audaciously find a solution to a problem that has eluded an entire industry?

Jan 24
In rebranding and revamping its LightCyber behavioral analytics acquisition, Palo Alto Networks says Magnifier can prevent cyberattacks, but it requires a sizable commitment to the vendor's ecosystem and lacks necessary third-party integration.

Jan 23
Sky Enterprise, Juniper's new SaaS-based network device management service, doesn't fully replace its management appliances, but shows competitors that it intends to compete on ease of deployment and management and is making measureable progress.

Jan 18
With a trio of new cloud offerings, Palo Alto Networks is poised to disrupt the status quo in network security, security logging, and even how security products are purchased and deployed, if it can answer questions about execution and ROI.

Jan 17
WatchGuard's purchase of Percipient Networks adds DNS-layer filtering to its cloud-based security services, future-proofing its strategy to move beyond the midmarket to pursue more Fortune 2000 customers.

Dec 22 2017
Our top predictions for 2018 tackle enterprise challenges including the ever-growing use of public cloud computing, the need to manage disparate cloud platforms, and a desire to reinvent DevOps for continuous integration and delivery.

Dec 21 2017
Trend Micro's success is due to its laser-focus on providing the best security solution for endpoints and the evolving hybrid data center, but its recently expanded ambitions may threaten the strength of purpose that has long been its strength.

Dec 20 2017
The IoT market is presenting broader opportunities among IT leaders in the form of innovative development, security, streaming analytics and open source IoT operating system, all dispensed via cloud offerings.

Dec 13 2017
Juniper Networks has announced a new 80 Gbps 1U NGFW, a malware-detection appliance, and new adaptive policy-management in Junos Space Security Director. The move aims to jumpstart competitive momentum in enterprise security.

Dec 7 2017
Market segment disruption will be the overarching theme of 2018 in enterprise security as security for and from the cloud gains momentum, and integration becomes a differentiator. Also, Cisco and BlackBerry are poised for success.

Nov 28 2017
Trend Micro's acquisition of Immunio is a forward-leaning move that positions the vendor to take a leading role in pre-runtime DevOps security, but its move into software security testing must be carefully managed to avoid being a distraction.

Nov 28 2017
Despite a late entry into the CASB segment, McAfee's acquisition of Skyhigh Networks strengthens both its cloud security and DLP capabilities and presents more market opportunities as the vendor develops its portfolio beyond endpoint security.

Nov 9 2017
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 2017
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 2017
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 2017
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.


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