Kaspersky Lab has been named a “Leader” in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms*. The company was placed in the leader’s quadrant for the fourth year in a row based on both the “completeness of vision” and “ability to execute” categories specified by Gartner experts.
The Magic Quadrant categorizes included vendors of the research into four groups: “Leaders”, “Challengers”, “Visionaries” and “Niche Players”. Kaspersky Lab was included in leaders quadrant for the fourth consecutive year based on completeness of vision and ability to execute. The company has continued to improve its position in the quadrant and was positioned second furthest for “completeness of vision” in the leaders quadrant.
Nikita Shvetsov, Chief Technology Officer, Kaspersky Lab commented the results: “We are proud to be placed among the ‘Leaders’ in Gartner Magic Quadrant for the fourth consecutive year. We believe this has become possible because of our continued effort in extending our award-winning threat intelligence beyond AV into providing security solutions for virtual and mobile workplace.”
A complimentary copy of the Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms, Peter Firstbrook, John Girard, Neil MacDonald, December 22, 2014 is available here.
About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users1. Throughout its more than 17-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for large enterprises, SMBs and consumers. Kaspersky Lab, with its holding company registered in the United Kingdom, currently operates in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe, providing protection for over 400 million users worldwide. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.
Gartner Magic Quadrant Methodology
The Gartner Magic Quadrant is an annual market research report based on complex analysis of the endpoint protection platforms of 18 IT security vendors. It can be utilized as a benchmark for companies seeking to evaluate vendors and products in the IT security industry, and can play an important role in the purchase decisions of enterprises on a global scale.
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*Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms, Peter Firstbrook, John Girard, Neil MacDonald, December 22, 2014.
1 The company was rated fourth in the IDC rating Worldwide Endpoint Security Revenue by Vendor, 2013. The rating was published in the IDC report "Worldwide Endpoint Security 2014–2018 Forecast and 2013 Vendor Shares (IDC #250210, August 2014). The report ranked software vendors according to earnings from sales of endpoint security solutions in 2013.