McAfee, the device to cloud cybersecurity company, today announced it has been positioned as a Leader in the 2018 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Cloud Access Security Brokers.” 1 The report is the second-ever Gartner Magic Quadrant on cloud access security brokers (CASBs), and identifies 13 vendors across the industry. “Cloud access security brokers have become an essential element of any cloud security strategy, helping organizations govern the use of cloud and protect sensitive data in the cloud,” the Gartner report states¹. “By 2022, 60 percent of large enterprises will use a CASB to govern cloud services, up from less than 20% today.”
“We’re proud to be placed highest on the ability to execute axis among vendors that were evaluated in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for CASB,” said Rajiv Gupta, senior vice president of the Cloud Security Business at McAfee. “We believe our leadership position is a reflection of our ability to deliver a cloud-native and frictionless way for organizations to consistently protect their data and defend from threats across the spectrum of SaaS, IaaS and PaaS.”
Gartner defines the cloud access security brokers (CASB) market as products and services that provide visibility into general cloud application usage, data protection and governance for enterprise-sanctioned cloud applications. This technology is the result of the need to secure the significantly increased adoption of cloud services and access to them from users both within and outside of the traditional enterprise perimeter. This year, Gartner introduced Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) security and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) security as evaluation criteria.
Over the last year, McAfee’s roadmap has been shaped by a number of market-defining technology innovations and accolades:
McAfee introduced McAfee MVISION Cloud, which takes the former McAfee Skyhigh Security Cloud product and introduces new integrations within the broader McAfee suite, including unified data loss prevention (DLP) policies across cloud and device environments. The McAfee MVISION Cloud platform enables enterprises to adopt cloud services while securing both sanctioned and unsanctioned cloud services, protect sensitive data across the cloud and stop the most advanced threats.
McAfee was recognized in the 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB), and has been rated by more IT professionals than any other CASB provider by a factor of nearly 2.5x as of October 26. The Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice is a recognition of vendors in this market by verified end-user professionals, taking into account both the number of reviews and the overall user ratings.
McAfee launched the McAfee® CASB Connect Program, the industry’s first self-serve framework and accompanying program that enables any cloud service provider or partner to rapidly build lightweight API connectors to McAfee within days—without writing a single line of code—to help secure the data in the cloud service and protect it from threats. With this program, enterprises can leverage McAfee MVISION Cloud to confidently adopt any cloud service.
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