McAfee Placed In The “Leaders” Quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant

McAfee is at the top of its game in the secure email gateway market, at least according to research firm Gartner, which placed the company in the “Leaders” quadrant of its Magic Quadrants for Secure Email Gateways.

Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Secure Email Gateways

Gartner has so-called “Magic Quadrants” for a variety of specific markets that indicate how various companies stack up against the competition. The quadrants are defined as follows on Gartner’s methodologies page, with the Leaders quadrant being the top of the heap:

Leaders execute well against their current vision and are well positioned for tomorrow.
Visionaries understand where the market is going or have a vision for changing market rules, but do not yet execute well.
Niche Players focus successfully on a small segment, or are unfocused and do not out-innovate or outperform others.
Challengers execute well today or may dominate a large segment, but do not demonstrate an understanding of market direction.

Gartner cited the breadth of McAfee’s portfolio, which includes both on-premises and SaaS SEG solutions, as well as its well-established malware research as reasons for its inclusion in the Leaders quadrant.

McAfee joins Cisco, Symantec, Microsoft, Proofpoint, and Google in the elite group.