KuppingerCole Report
Market Compass
By Alexei Balaganski

Cloud-delivered Security

The KuppingerCole Market Compass provides an overview of the broad market of cybersecurity solutions delivered from the cloud, focusing primarily on Zero Trust and Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) functional capabilities and user experiences targeted towards employees and other end users.

1 Management Summary

The KuppingerCole Market Compass provides an overview of a market segment and the vendors in that segment. It covers the trends that are influencing t ...

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2 Market Segment

In this Market Compass, we attempt to cover the broad market of cybersecurity solutions delivered from the cloud from the end user’s perspective, fo ...

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2.1 Market Description

In a traditional perimeterized environment, the role of a central security enforcement point is usually taken by a security gateway that controls all ...

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2.2 Market Direction

The idea to deliver security solutions from the cloud is nearly as old as cloud computing itself. The first generation of such tools was dominated by ...

This proliferation of a wide variety of access management, threat protection, and activity monitoring tools that are partially or completely based on ...

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2.3 Capabilities

Since the market for cloud-delivered security solutions is still far from maturity, and the terminology used by vendors is inconsistent at best, compa ...

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2.3.1 Basic capabilities

Regardless of technology or focus of cloud-delivered security tools, they are expected to provide certain basic capabilities to even qualify as such a ...

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2.3.2 Advanced functionality

Capability Description Relevance
Advanced threat protection The platform can offer its own or 3rd party capabilities for detec ...
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3 Vendors & Products

In this report, we have an interesting mix of vendors having different takes on providing fully managed security services delivered from the cloud. So ...

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3.1 Vendors Covered

Akamai is a content delivery network and edge service provider headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Founded in 1998, the company is one of ...

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3.2 Featured Vendors

Before providing a detailed description of each participating vendor, we would like to highlight several companies for specific features or capabiliti ...

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3.2.1 Featured for scale and performance: Akamai

Although the company’s history predates even the very notion of “cloud”, over the last two decades Akamai has evolved from a traditional CDN to ...

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3.2.2 Featured for Zero Trust: Cisco

Zero Trust implementation starts with a long-term strategy, where multiple components are selected to be gradually introduced into the corporate netwo ...

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3.2.3 Featured for ease of deployment and use: Zscaler

As businesses become more interconnected, the traditional notion of a network security perimeter gradually ceases to exist. Protecting sensitive resou ...

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3.3 Vendors to watch

Besides the companies covered in detail in this document, we observe other vendors in the market that have comprehensive security capabilities deliver ...

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4 Ratings at a Glance

Based on our evaluation, a comparative overview of the ratings of all the products covered in this document is shown in table 1 below.

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5 Product / Service Details

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5.1 Akamai

Akamai is a content delivery network and edge service provider headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Founded in 1998, the company is one of ...

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5.2 Symantec (was acquired by Broadcom Inc.)

Broadcom is a large US-based manufacturer of semiconductor products and supplier of infrastructure software solutions founded in 1961 and currently he ...

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5.3 Cisco

Cisco is a multinational technology company headquartered in San Jose, California, USA. Founded in 1984, the company is the world’s largest manufact ...

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5.4 Forcepoint

Forcepoint is a cybersecurity corporation headquartered in Austin, Texas. Although established in 2016, the company traces its roots back to Websense, ...

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5.5 Pulse Secure (was acquired by Ivanti)

Ivanti is a software company specializing in IT asset and service management, supply chain management, and IT security headquartered in South Jordan, ...

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5.6 Mimecast

Mimecast is a company specializing in cloud-based email management and security. Founded in 2003 in London, UK, the company currently has a worldwide ...

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5.7 Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks is a multi-national cybersecurity company with headquarters in Santa Clara, California. Founded in 2005, the company was the pionee ...

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5.8 Retarus

Retarus is a company developing enterprise-level cloud solutions that support mission-critical messaging and business communications. Founded in 1992 ...

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5.9 Zscaler

Zscaler is a global information security company founded in 2008 and headquartered in San Jose, California. Zscaler was one of the first vendors to in ...

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