SOURCE: M86 Security

M86 Security

January 20, 2010 09:47 ET

M86 Security Positioned as a Visionary in Analyst Firm's Magic Quadrant Report for Secure Web Gateway

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision, Ability to Execute

ORANGE, CA--(Marketwire - January 20, 2010) - M86 Security, a global provider of Web and messaging security products, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Visionaries quadrant of the research firm's recently published report on Secure Web Gateway (SWG).(1) The report evaluates 17 vendors.

According to Gartner, "The secure Web gateway market continues to experience solid growth as enterprise customers scramble to improve defenses from an increasingly hostile Internet and safely use increasingly interactive Web applications." The report adds that the "secure Web gateway is a critical tool for protecting endpoints from various forms of malware and other security risks, and for monitoring and controlling potentially dangerous Web traffic."

"We are pleased to be recognized as a Visionary in Gartner's SWG report," said William Kilmer, Chief Marketing Officer, M86 Security. "Secure Web Gateway appliances provide a critical means of protecting a wide range of organizations from Web-based threats. As the largest vendor of Web security appliances, our products safeguard companies from online threats including Trojans, spyware, scareware, botnets, blended threats and other malware. With the acquired technology from Finjan, we offer our customers enhanced protection that includes active real-time content inspection and code analysis technology as well as anti-crimeware and anti-malware technology to protect against malware specialized to penetrate Web 2.0 technologies."

The addition of the Finjan Secure Web Gateway to the M86 product line last year rounds out M86's security offerings for Web security by including appliance and software offerings. M86's acquisition of Finjan establishes the company as the largest Web security appliance vendor based on revenue. (li)

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted in 2010 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About M86 Security

M86 Security is a global provider of Web and messaging security solutions and the industry's largest vendor of Web security appliances. The company delivers comprehensive protection to more than 21,000 customers and over 16 million users worldwide and has the expertise, product breadth and technology to protect organizations from both current and emerging threats. M86's appliance, software and cloud-based solutions leverage real-time threat data to proactively secure customers' networks from malware and spam; protect their sensitive information; and maintain employee productivity. The company is based in Orange, California with international headquarters in London and offices worldwide. For more information about M86 Security, please visit

(1) Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateway" by Peter Firstbrook, Lawrence Orans, January 8, 2010.

(li) According to an August 2009 IDC forecast on 2008 worldwide Web Security vendor market share, M86 Security and Finjan have a combined Web security appliance revenue of $47 million, exceeding McAfee, BlueCoat, Imperva and Barracuda during the same timeframe.

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