Imperva Named as Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls
July 2015 by Marc Jacob
Imperva Inc. announced its sole leadership position in Gartner Inc.’s Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls (WAF). This is the second consecutive year that Imperva has been named as the only leader in this space.
In this report, Gartner stated that Imperva leads the WAF market due to its ability to develop new features and advanced techniques that are absent in competitor offerings. Imperva was also noted as delivering WAF features critical to counter the rapidly evolving threat landscape, such as the integration between Incapsula WAF and Imperva Skyfence Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB). The company also received high marks for its ability to address the needs of both enterprises and small businesses with offerings including the Incapsula cloud WAF and on-premises SecureSphere.
Client testimonials were also important to this recognition, and Imperva scored very highly and/or won competitive assessments done by Gartner clients, particularly when security, reporting and protection were the focus criteria.
According to Gartner, “the WAF market is growing quickly, with a range of deployments from "good enough" to more complex WAF deployments aiming at high security. Enterprise security teams should evaluate how WAFs can provide improved security, require tolerable staff involvement and integrate in their security ecosystem.”