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CounterTack named "Cool Vendor" by Gartner

Posted by Tom Bain   |   May 5, 2014

Vendors Selected for the “Cool Vendor” Are Impactful, Intriguing and Innovative

Waltham, MA – May 6, 2014 – CounterTack, a pioneer in delivering real-time endpoint threat detection, context and visibility around targeted attacks, has been named to the list of “Cool Vendors” in the Gartner Cool Vendors for Application and Endpoint Security 2014 report, authored by Ray Wagner, Joseph Feiman, Avivah Litan, Neil MacDonald, Peter Firstbrook, Lawrence Pingree, Adam Hils and John Girard on May 2, 2014[1].

The full Cool Vendors in Application and Endpoint Security 2014 report from Gartner can be found here.

According to Gartner, “…worldwide endpoint protection platform (enterprise) spending will grow at an estimated 2% CAGR (compound annual growth rate) and will reach $3.5 billion in 2017.”[2]

CounterTack is experiencing tremendous growth driven by CounterTack Sentinel's enterprise-class endpoint security solution. The company has delivered the most scalable enterprise endpoint security platform on the market, and has grown its roster of customers, technology, MSSP's and reseller partners to help meet market demand.

According to this report, ‘New application and endpoint security vendors offer innovative and enhanced technologies…Endpoint protection is becoming more sophisticated and targeted at common problem areas of security. For chief information security officers (CISOs) and security teams tasked with protecting Windows environments, endpoints now have a potential monitoring solution that drills down into the malware's infection chain of events.’ [3]

“We believe this recognition in Gartner’s highly respected, list of Cool Vendors further validates CounterTack’s emergence in the endpoint threat detection and response market,” said Neal Creighton, Chief Executive Officer, CounterTack.“As the need increases for more advanced detection and analysis of advanced endpoint threats, we feel CounterTack is well-positioned to be the most capable provider for the enterprise.”

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[1] Gartner, Cool Vendors in Application and Endpoint Security, 2014, May 2, 2014, Ray Wagner, Joseph Feiman, Avivah Litan, Neil MacDonald, Peter Firstbrook, Lawrence Pingree, Adam Hils and John Girard.

[2] Calculations performed by CounterTack based on Gartner, Forecast Overview: Information Security, Worldwide 4Q13 Update, March 13, 2014, Ruggero Contu, Christian Canales, Lawrence Pingree.

[3] Gartner, Cool Vendors in Application and Endpoint Security, 2014, et al.

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2014 Gartner Cool Vendor Report

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