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Symantec Named a Leader in 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Loss Prevention 

Feb 08, 2016 02:17 PM

We’re excited to announce that in the newly released 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Loss Prevention, Symantec has been named a leader for the ninth straight year, scoring higher in execution and further in vision than ever before.

The Magic Quadrant is a culmination of research in a specific market, providing insights on how well technology providers are executing their stated visions and how well they are performing against Gartner’s market view. Think of it as a market snapshot that ranks vendors according to competitive buying criteria.

To be a Leader in Data Loss Prevention (DLP), vendors must:

  • Demonstrate a good understanding of customer needs
  • Offer comprehensive capabilities in network, discovery and endpoint
  • Have strong management interfaces and tight integration with other products
  • Offer aggressive roadmaps and usually deliver on them


A big win for our customers and partners

According to Gartner, “Data loss prevention and the enterprise DLP market are currently experiencing a renaissance through a ‘second wave’ of adoption."

What’s driving this need for data loss prevention?

It’s definitely all about the data as organizations of all sizes and in all industries experience breaches. While DLP is not designed to be a silver bullet, it provides a key layer of data visibility needed to detect and respond to security incidents. And unlike other security controls, it can recognize the difference between a well-meaning insider and a malicious insider.

This is why DLP is now considered a foundational technology that should be in every security leader’s toolbox.

DLP has also sparked many organizations to turn to Symantec. In fact, more than 2,000 leading companies, such as Prudential, and Infosys, use Symantec Data Loss Prevention to protect their most valuable data.

"In healthcare, it’s vital that sensitive medical information is kept secure and protected,” says Glynn Stanton, CISO, Yale New Haven Health. "Symantec DLP provides a critical layer of data-aware defense to help us prevent data leakage.” 

Because data breaches are inevitable in doing business today, data loss prevention is crucial. And it’s an area of expertise Symantec has been working in for quite a long time; in fact, we’ve been named a leader in every Magic Quadrant for Data Loss Prevention since the report’s inception in 2006.

While this can be construed as another reason to boast, it’s still all about our customers and a big win for them.     

Here’s how and why.

Symantec is recognized as one of the leaders in data loss prevention

With the ongoing recognition from a trusted and independent source like Gartner, our customers and partners have confidence that they’re partnering with an industry leader in DLP.

We’re uniquely capable of protecting information

The data landscape is constantly changing and evolving. With Symantec Data Loss Prevention, customers get the most comprehensive solution that protects data wherever it resides—whether it’s on-premise, on mobile, in the cloud, or in transit.

Continuously innovating the next generation of data loss prevention technology

Symantec is dedicated to constantly innovating and improving our next generation technology, which is another “win” for our customers, partners, and the industry. The threat landscape is changing, so that requires us to constantly evolve and innovate.

In the past year alone, Symantec has introduced more than 30 new data loss prevention capabilities to the market, including the DLP Cloud Service for email and DLP Cloud Storage.

“We’re delighted to again be named a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Loss Prevention," says Stephen Trilling, Chief Technology Officer, Symantec. “This recognition clearly highlights our continued focus on innovating to solve our customers’ most important needs in the DLP space."

Download the complete 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Loss Prevention report.​

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Feb 18, 2016 03:40 PM

This is a great recognition for team SYMC!  Congratulations!!


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