Gartner publishes endpoint protection Magic Quadrant

Graham Cluley

Analyst firm Gartner has published its latest Magic Quadrant, plotting where it believes different security companies to be when it comes to protecting endpoints on a kind-of battenberg cake. When they say ‘endpoint’ they are referring to what much of the rest of the world calls a ‘computer’, by the way.

Which means it’s time for a shameless blog post promoting Sophos. :)

The top right corner of Gartner’s magic quadrant is the sweet spot, and it’s great to see Sophos consolidate its position there. As you can probably imagine, a lot of the marketroids are very pleased with this – and the engineers and guys and gals in the labs deserve hearty congratulations for such a positive placement.

You can download the full Gartner Magic Quadrant report from our website (sorry, you may need to fill out a form).

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.