IDC MarketScape for Worldwide Web Security Products

IDC names Websense a Leader in Web Security vendor competitive analysis

IDC MarketScape: report overview "This IDC MarketScape assesses the current leaders, major players, and contenders in the worldwide Web security market and provide rankings for these vendors based on the criteria most important to enterprise customers." According to the report:

"Websense's core strength is its Web security and malware detection and blocking capabilities, features its customers said were most important to them. On top of this, Websense provides very granular Web application control with a specific focus on social networking, which is also of great concern to customers."

Importance of the IDC report IDC, a leading market research firm, helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. This is the first IDC MarketScape for the enterprise Web security market. This MarketScape is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of the global solutions providers in the Web security market.

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Web Security Products 2011-2012 Vendor Analysis, Doc #236980, October 2012

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IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.