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INTELLIGENCE REPORT SUMMARIES
Enterprise Security
Date  Report
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.

Oct 26 2017
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 2017
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 2017
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 2017
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 2017
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 2017
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 2017
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 2017
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 2017
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.


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