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Cool Vendors in Infrastructure Protection, 2008

The Cool Vendor in Infrastructure Protection annual report for 2008 has been published by global analyst firm Gartner Inc.

In naming the five infrastructure protection vendors that represent, “new directions in their market spaces,” Gartner defined the challenge for Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and other security decision makers by stating that, “significant changes in the enterprise technology and threat environments, including the growing use of IP telephony and consumer devices, are driving innovative new approaches to infrastructure protection.”

The named vendors are

Gartner’s listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are:

  • Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn’t do before;
  • Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology);
  • Intriguing, have caught Gartner’s interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

To see the full details click on Cool Vendor in Infrastructure Protection annual report for 2008


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