IBM Security Returns to Leadership Position in 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Intrusion Prevention Systems

IBM Security is back in the Leaders quadrant in the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), published on Nov. 16, 2015. We believe this is strong recognition of our commitment to delivering highly innovative, best-in-class products focused on providing advanced threat defense solutions.

Characteristics of ‘Leaders’ in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Intrusion Prevention Systems

Leaders demonstrate balanced progress and effort in all execution and vision categories. Their actions raise the competitive bar for all products in the market, and they can change the course of the industry.

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Specifically for IPS vendors, leaders produce products that embody next-generation intrusion prevention system (NGIPS) capabilities, provide high signature quality and low latency, innovate with or ahead of customer challenges (such as providing associated ATD technologies to make enriched IPS intelligence) and have a wide range of models, including high throughput models. Leaders continually win selections and are consistently visible on enterprise shortlists.

As such, these evaluation criteria clearly present high bars for achievement.

IBM Security is back in the Leaders quadrant in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS)

IBM QRadar Network Security (XGS) Helps Organizations Stay Ahead of the Threat®

Quite simply, we have streamlined the interface between IBM Security, our customers and partners. This has required a sharp focus on innovation to help our customers rapidly detect breaches and prevent loss of critical data. The continued and increased investment in the IBM QRadar Network Security (XGS), IBM’s NGIPS, has been instrumental in keeping our customers ahead of the threat.

The XGS combines next-generation features like on-board SSL/TLS inspection, IP reputation and application/URL control with our Protocol Analysis Module (PAM) IPS engine to deliver protection from advanced and evolving threats. Additionally, the XGS is deeply integrated with the IBM QRadar Security Intelligence Platform, enabling bidirectional communication so that policy updates can be sent to the XGS directly from the QRadar interface.

NGIPS is a critical component for enterprise security, as our customers and partners know. We believe this recognition from Gartner is validation of IBM Security’s dedication to our customers, and speaking for the business, we truly appreciate it.

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Jordan Carlson

Portfolio Marketing Manager, IBM

Jordan leads portfolio marketing for IBM Security’s network protection products. With more than 15 years of experience in the technology industry, Jordan has global experience across both products and services in strategy, product management, lead generation and collaborating with business partners. Prior to joining IBM, Jordan was an Account Director with an interactive agency, helping Fortune 500 companies develop their first Internet marketing strategies. He started his career leading marketing, public relations and fundraising for a national non-profit organization. Jordan holds an MBA from the University of Notre Dame, a BA from Miami University (Ohio) and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.