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McAfee customer choice for Cloud Access Security

By Ben Moore
Tue 22 Jan 2019
FYI, this story is more than a year old

McAfee has been named a January 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Cloud Access Security Brokers. 

Gartner defines the cloud access security brokers (CASB) market as products and services address security gaps in an organisation’s use of cloud services. 

This technology is the result of the need to secure cloud services which are being adopted at a significantly increased rate and access to them from users both within and outside the traditional enterprise perimeter, plus growing direct cloud-to-cloud access.

“This is the second time that McAfee has been named a Customers’ Choice for Cloud Access Security Brokers and we believe this demonstrates our ability to stay ahead of the pack by closely aligning innovation with customer needs,” says McAfee cloud security business senior vice president Rajiv Gupta. 

“We pioneered the CASB market, and with McAfee MVISION cloud we continue to lead by providing a cloud-native and frictionless way for organisations to consistently protect their data and defend from threats across the spectrum of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).”

In November 2018, McAfee also placed highest on the ability to execute axis among vendors that were evaluated in the 2018 Gartner ‘Magic Quadrant for Cloud Access Security Brokers, 1’ positioning it as a Leader in the report.  

According to the report, “Cloud access security brokers have become an essential element of any cloud security strategy, helping organisations govern the use of cloud and protect sensitive data in the cloud… By 2022, 60% of large enterprises will use a CASB to govern cloud services, up from less than 20% today.” 

The Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice is a recognition of vendors in this market by verified end-user professionals, taking into account both the number of reviews and the overall user ratings.

To ensure fair evaluation, Gartner maintains rigorous criteria for recognising vendors with a high customer satisfaction rate. 

For this distinction, a vendor must have a minimum of 50 published reviews with an average overall rating of 4.2 stars or higher. 

McAfee received 164 reviews, more than twice the other vendors in the CASB category, and an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 for McAfee Skyhigh Security Cloud as of January 15, 2018.

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