Gartner has named Cisco a Visionary for AMP for Endpoints in the January 2018 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms (EPP). Cisco is proud to be included in this auspicious report and honored to receive recognition from one of the most influential industry evaluations of endpoint security solutions. This is the first time Cisco has debuted in the Visionaries quadrant, and believes it is a testament to our innovation, execution, and commitment to endpoint security.

Important observations:

  • This is Cisco’s first appearance in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms. We expect to participate in more public industry reports in the near future. Stay tuned!
  • According to Gartner, “This is a transformative period for the EPP market, and as the market has changed, so has the analysis profile used for this research.”

Speaking of evolution, Endpoint Protection is now a mix of legacy anti-virus vendors, EDR vendors offering EPP capabilities, and a number of vendors, like Cisco, which we feel offers a more comprehensive approach with endpoint security as a critical component of their overall security strategy.

Endpoint security increasingly is shifting from older models using AV to a platform approach, providing Protection and Detection and Response (EDR) capabilities in a single solution. Cisco was categorized as a visionary, and we feel this reflects our commitment to providing our customers with the complete solution.

Perspective on this achievement

While this was our first year participating in the Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platform, we believe it certainly will not be our last. This is but the latest in a multi-year, continuous investment in endpoint security and changing the security equation through integrating technologies with innovation. We believe our inclusion as a visionary reinforces the growing importance of an integrated security architecture from the cloud, to the network, to the endpoint in order to continuously optimize time to detection and prevent incidents.

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Jason Lamar

Senior Director

Security Product Management Group