McAfee Named a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) Software

Distinction Based on Feedback and Ratings from End-User Professionals Who Have Experience Purchasing, Implementing and/or Using the Product or Service

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--()--McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, today announced it was named a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) Software. According to Gartner, products in the SIEM market analyze security event data and network flow data in real time for internal and external threat management. They collect, store, analyze and report on log data for incident response, forensics and regulatory compliance.

McAfee Enterprise Security Manager (McAfee ESM) is a modern SIEM defined by an open and scalable data architecture, advanced analytical capabilities and the ability to quickly enrich and share relevant data. It is a key component of McAfee’s open security operations platform and integrates with other related McAfee products that enable behavioral analytics, AI-powered threat investigations, advanced threat defenses and endpoint detection and response capabilities. McAfee’s open portfolio approach supported by over 140 SIA partners, reduces the complexity of security operations and allows organizations to improve critical security outcomes, such as mean time to detection and mean time to respond, and better address critical compliance challenges.

We take great pride in being named a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Security Information and Event Management Software,” said Jason Rolleston, vice president of security analytics products and marketing, McAfee. “Investing in solutions for security operations teams is a key part McAfee’s strategy to offer customers the most advanced and robust control points of a modern cybersecurity architecture—device and cloud—coupled with a security operations platform that allows organizations to more effectively address the scale and sophistication of the evolving threat landscape. The future of security operations requires a cost-efficient and open data platform, human-machine teaming, and the ability to effectively integrate with a large ecosystem of partners.”

The Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice is a recognition of vendors in this market by verified end-user professionals, taking into account both the number of reviews and the overall user ratings. To ensure fair evaluation, Gartner maintains rigorous criteria for recognizing vendors with a high customer satisfaction rate.

Today’s announcement also builds upon McAfee’s leadership position within security information and event management (SIEM) solutions. Gartner named the company a Leader for the seventh consecutive year in the December 2017 “Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management.”¹

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¹Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management, Kelly M. Kavanagh, Toby Bussa, 4 December 2017. From 2015-16, McAfee was listed as Intel Security, and in 2011, McAfee was listed as Nitro Security since it acquired the company in 2011.

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McAfee was named a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) Software.


Tracy Holden, 408-346-5965