Bricata Included as a Representative Vendor in a new Market Guide for Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems by Gartner, Inc.

Research Report Analyzes 20 IDPS Vendors and Makes Recommendations for Security and Risk Management Leaders

July 23, 2019 – Columbia, Md. – Bricata, Inc., today announced it had been named as a Representative Vendor in a new report titled, “Market Guide for Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems,*” which was published July 1, 2019, by the research and advisory company Gartner, Inc.

“IDS is still a widely deployed use case. Despite claims of IDS being dead, it is alive and well, and in use by a large percentage of Gartner clients,” wrote Gartner analysts Craig Lawson and John Watts, in the report. “Security and risk management leaders should seek innovation in advanced analytics, augmenting vulnerability management and internal segmentation from their IDPS solution.”

The report makes several recommendations to “security and risk management leaders responsible for the security of networks and endpoints”, including the following:

1) “Implement a stand-alone, next-generation network IDPS as an additional defense layer with best-of-breed detection efficacy;”

2) “Deploy an IDPS for ‘virtual patching’ to help detect and prevent the exploitation of vulnerabilities, the leading cause of breaches;” and

3) “Deploy an IDPS to help with the ‘flat network’ problem by better segmenting their internal network and detecting and preventing the lateral movement of threats.”

“We are very pleased to be recognized as a representative vendor and believe this report demonstrates that the venerable IDPS remains a crucial part of an overall layered enterprise security defense,” said Bricata CEO John Trauth.

When Bricata was founded in 2014, the company set out to improve the way IDPS worked. Today, Bricata has evolved its platform to provide full-spectrum threat detection and threat hunting capabilities that provides comprehensive network protection.

The company has integrated and employs multiple threat detection techniques concurrently – including detection engines for signatures (Suricata), anomalies (Zeek, formerly Bro IDS) and artificial intelligence-based malware conviction (Cylance). The platform also enables defenders to quickly pivot to network threat hunting from within the same familiar security tool.

We believe such industry recognition shows how Bricata continues to distinguish itself in the cybersecurity landscape, especially around its ability to advance detection and the integration of additional capabilities. In February 2019, Bricata was also named as a representative vendor in a report titled, “Market Guide for Network Traffic Analysis,**” which was likewise published by Gartner, Inc.

In a separate example, the security trade publication CSO Online named Bricata to its list of best security software solutions based on an independent review of the product: Bricata adds threat hunting to traditional IPS/IDS.

Readers interested in learning more are invited to visit the company’s website for information about the Bricata solution, resources such as webinar recordings and white papers, and the company’s blog. Those interested in seeing the product in action, are welcome to schedule a live demonstration.

* Gartner, Market Guide for Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems, Craig Lawson and John Watts, 1 July 2019 (report available to Gartner subscribers).

** Gartner, Market Guide for Network Traffic Analysis, Lawrence Orans et al., 28 February 2019 (report available to Gartner subscribers).

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About Bricata
Bricata is the leader in comprehensive network protection. The Bricata flagship solution provides unparalleled network visibility, full-spectrum threat detection, true threat hunting, and post-detection capabilities in an intuitive, tightly-integrated and self-managing system. Its automated detection, productive GUIs, and expert system workflows make it easy-to-use for novices; while granular control of its engines, access to rich network metadata and PCAPs, and true threat hunting capabilities give experts the power and control they demand. Bricata has been proven to speed incident resolution by eight times by reliably detecting threats and providing the context necessary to get to the truth quickly and act. For more information visit www.bricata.com.

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