Prevx Included in 2009 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms

By Prne, Gaea News Network
Sunday, May 17, 2009

DERBY, England - Cyber Security company Prevx today announces its position as a niche player in the highly-respected Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms. The quadrant is prepared over some time and evaluates a variety of criteria, taking into account a vendor’s ability to execute, alongside their overall completeness of vision.

Prevx have recently consolidated its class-leading protection into a unified product set under the Prevx 3.0 banner, supporting the security needs of enterprise, SMBs, consumers, banks and e-commerce businesses. Prevx 3.0 can be used as a standalone security solution or alongside existing security products to provide even higher levels of protection against what Gartner calls ‘the surging volume of new threats’ against which standard anti-malware signature engines are rapidly losing effectiveness.

The report states ‘There continues to be a dramatic increase in the volume of unique malware, due to the maturity of the malware development industry and the increased use of automated “toolkits” for malware development. The ability of signature-based systems to catch new and/or targeted malware is declining.’ It also adds ‘To address the increasing velocity of malware, some EPP vendors are adding some form of client queries directly to an “in the cloud” master-signature database for unknown, suspicious files.

The proliferation of this type of malware is having a profound effect on the end-user. Not only are large enterprises and government agencies experiencing a huge increase in their exposure to risk from information stealing Trojans and other malware, but consumers are also having bank, credit card and personal identity details stolen in ever increasing quantities.

Mel Morris, CEO of Prevx said, “We believe our inclusion in the Gartner Endpoint Magic Quadrant helps enterprises understand our ‘defense in depth’ positioning. Prevx has championed the cloud based approach to malware surveillance and detection for five years.

“The relevance and scalability of our technology, our ability to detect rootkits and ‘early life’ malware, our class-leading scan speed and ultra-light footprint and our ability to interoperate with end-point technologies from other leading vendors, all help us stand out. Prevx enables enterprises and governments to rapidly boost their malware defenses at a time when existing endpoint protection capabilities are proving woefully inadequate.”

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2009 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Prevx

Prevx is acknowledged as the pioneer of intelligence based cyber security solutions, utilising cloud based technology and automated malware research since 2004. Prevx 3.0 products provide a powerful incremental level of protection for banking, large enterprise, Ecommerce, government, military, SMBs and consumer sectors. Prevx is an employee owned corporation with a strong passion for fighting cyber crime. For more details visit the Prevx web site at

Source: Prevx

Lisa Grimshaw, Marketing Director, Prevx Ltd., +44-(0 )1332-916170, Email, info at

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