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2020 Press Releases

March 31, 2020

McAfee Announced as a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Secure Web Gateways

McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, announced that it was named the 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Secure Web Gateways (SWGs) for the second year in a row. The recognition is based on customer feedback and ratings for the McAfee Web Security portfolio consisting of McAfee Web Protection (MWP), McAfee Web Gateway (MWG) and McAfee Web Gateway Cloud Service (MWGCS). The McAfee Web Security Portfolio is a comprehensive threat and data protection solution for organisations to protect their employees against emerging web-based malware threats no matter where they are.

As internet and cloud use increases, so does the need for advanced web security. Even seemingly “safe” sites can be targeted for malware distribution. The McAfee Web Security portfolio provides cutting edge threat protection, including browser isolation and advanced data protection for all web and cloud traffic. Additionally, the increased trend of working-from-home necessitates a direct-to-internet architecture to ensure optimal user experience and better productivity. Without a VPN, Both MWGCS and MVISION Unified Cloud Edge (which includes MWGCS) can enable enterprises to securely connect their employees to the internet. McAfee strives to deliver 99.999% availability to ensure 24x7 productivity at cloud scale.

“We take great pride in being named a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Secure Web Gateways,” said Ash Kulkarni, executive vice president and chief product officer, McAfee. “We believe this customer recognition validates our commitment to innovate and invest in technology that aims to reduce the cost and complexity of modern cybersecurity. With the McAfee Web Security portfolio, organizations can enforce their internet policy compliance and extend their perimeter security for a borderless IT environment.”

According to Gartner, “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.” Gartner maintains rigorous criteria for recognising vendors with a high customer satisfaction rate, to ensure fair evaluation. For this distinction, a vendor must have a minimum of 50+ published reviews with an average overall rating of 4.3 stars or higher. McAfee received 138 reviews and has an overall 4.5 rating out of 5 as of 28 March 2020, for McAfee Secure Web Gateway.