in Cloud Security, 2017

Analysts: Jay Heiser, Greg Young, Steve Riley, Neil MacDonald, Published 26 May 2017

“In 2017, more than half of new IaaS deployments that use only the IaaS vendors’ security offerings will add third-party security within 12 months due to dissatisfaction.

By 2018, the 60% of enterprises that implement appropriate cloud visibility and control tools will experience one-third fewer security failures.”*


“Security professionals are challenged to efficiently and reliably impose network security controls within virtual networks. The scale and flexibility of cloud computing create opportunities for the implementation of security mechanisms that exceed the capability of traditional hardware-based controls.

Gartner’s Cool Vendors in cloud security services offer interesting new security products intended to solve the challenges represented by cloud computing. Security and risk management leaders can gain better understanding of the cutting-edge approaches to cloud security that may become mainstream.”*

What’s Inside

Across the globe, Gartner has evaluated countless cloud security companies, technologies and solutions. ShieldX is honored to be recognized and included in Gartner’s Report, and as part of the important conversation of how today’s organizations need new solutions to meet their cloud security needs.

The Gartner report provides:

  • Strategic Planning Assumptions
  • Analysis
  • Key Findings
  • Recommendations
  • Coverage of (4) vendors, including ShieldX, its new solution APEIRO and yes, why we’re cool.

*Gartner Cool Vendors in Cloud Security, 2017. Jay Heiser, Greg Young, Steve Riley, Neil MacDonald 26 May 2017. The Gartner Cool Vendor Logo is a trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc., and/or its affiliates, and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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