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The Best of Network Security 2016

The Best of Network Security 2016

In The Best of Network Security 2016, the first in an annual series, companies that have earned recognition for best practices are culled from across Frost & Sullivan’s Information & Network Security body of research and assembled into a single document. The document is organized into three sections: companies that earned recognition for their excellence across the network security industry, network security stand-outs by industry segment, and vendors with innovations that were simply deemed as “cool.” Recognized companies include Akamai, Arbor Networks, BeyondTrust, Cisco Systems, FireEye, ForeScout, IBM, Intel Security, LogRhythm, Qualys, Rapid7, Sailpoint, Tenable Network Security, TippingPoint, Verizon, and WatchGuard.


  • Executive Summary
  • Abbreviations Referenced
  • Introduction
  • Excellence in Network Security
    • IBM
      • Visionary Scenarios through Mega Trends
      • Competitive Differentiation
      • Addressing Unmet Needs
      • Customer Ownership Experience
      • Overall
    • Qualys
      • Industry Challenges
      • Addressing Unmet Needs
      • Visionary Scenarios
      • Financial Performance
      • Customer Purchase Experience
      • Customer Ownership Experience
      • Overall
  • Perimeter Defenses
    • Intrusion Prevention Systems
    • Cisco Systems
      • Growth Strategy Excellence
      • Product Quality
      • Product Differentiation
      • Technology Leverage
      • Overall
    • Intel Security
      • Price/Performance Value
      • Brand Equity
      • Financial Performance
      • Growth Potential
      • Overall
    • Trend Micro TippingPoint
      • Customer Ownership Experience
      • Strategy Effectiveness
      • Strategy Execution
      • Price/Performance Value: High Scalability, Reliability, and Accuracy
      • Overall
  • Identity and Access Management (IAM)
    • IBM
      • Growth Strategy Excellence
      • Technology Leverage
      • Product Differentiation
      • Brand Strength
      • Market Share Leadership
      • Overall
    • Sailpoint
      • Competitive Differentiation
      • Market Disruption
      • Price/Performance Value
      • Customer Ownership Experience
      • Brand Equity
      • Overall
  • Knowledge-Based Security
    • Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
    • IBM
      • Commitment to Innovation
      • Technology Incubation
      • Scalability
      • Financial Performance
      • Operational Efficiency
      • Growth Potential
      • Overall
    • LogRhythm
      • Commitment to Innovation
      • Commitment to Creativity
      • Commercialization Success
      • Price/Performance Value
      • Customer Ownership Experience
      • Overall
    • Network Access Control
    • Cisco Systems
      • Brand Strength
      • Product Quality
      • Growth Strategy
      • Technology Leverage
      • Customer Ownership
      • Overall
    • ForeScout
      • Industry Impact
      • Product Impact
      • Application Diversity
      • Customer Acquisition
      • Technology Licensing
      • Persistent Value
      • Overall
    • Vulnerability Management
    • Rapid7
      • Blue Ocean Strategy
      • Focus on Unmet Needs
      • Growth Performance
      • Vision Alignment
      • Technology Sophistication
      • Overall
    • BeyondTrust
      • Commitment to Innovation
      • Commitment to Creativity
      • Application Diversity
      • Price/Performance Value
      • Brand Equity
      • Conclusion
    • Tenable Network Security
      • The Value of Continuous Monitoring
      • Technology Attributes and Future Business Value
      • Industry Impact
      • Visionary Innovation
      • Customer Acquisition
      • Human Capital
      • Overall
  • Internet Property Defense
    • Distributed Denial of Service Mitigation
    • Arbor Networks
      • Brand Strength
      • Product Quality
      • Product Differentiation
      • Technology Leverage
      • Growth Strategy Excellence
      • Overall
    • Akamai
      • Price/Performance Value
      • DDoS Mitigation Performance
      • Customer Service Experience
      • Enhancing Value
      • Growth Potential
      • Overall
  • Cool Innovations
    • Intel Security DXL
      • Visionary Innovation
      • Product Impact
      • Industry Impact
      • Human Capital
      • Scalability
      • Overall
    • Verizon DBIR App for Splunk
      • Match to Needs
      • Quality
      • Price/Performance Value
      • Customer Ownership Experience
      • Overall
    • FireEye-as-a-Service
      • Quality
      • Customer Ownership Experience
      • Customer Purchase Experience
      • Overall
    • WatchGuard
      • Quality
      • MAtch to Needs
      • Price/Performance Value
      • Customer Purchase Experience
      • Overall
  • The Last Word

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