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What is the Magic Quadrant?

The Gartner Magic Quadrant (MQ) is a research tool developed by Gartner which aims to provide a qualitative analysis into a market and its direction, maturity and participants. Gartner rates vendors upon two criteria: completeness of vision, and ability to execute. Using different qualifiers per criteria for the varying industries, the Magic Quadrant rates the participants along each of these parameters. Then, these component scores lead to a vendor position in one of four quadrants:

  • Leaders score higher on both criteria: the ability to execute and completeness of vision - typically larger industry developed businesses with vision and potential for expansion.
  • Challengers score higher on the ability to execute and lower on the completeness of vision - typically larger, settled businesses with minimal future plans for that industry.
  • Visionaries score lower on the ability to execute and higher on the completeness of vision - typically smaller companies that are unloading their planned potential.
  • Niche players score lower on both criteria: the ability to execute and completeness of vision - typically new additions to the Magic Quadrant, or market fledglings.

Somerville / ISNet Magic Quadrant Vendors and Partners

Somerville / ISNet technology uses the Gartner Magic Quadrant to assist in selecting innovative leaders in technology as vendors and partners for solutions offered to our clients.

HP 3Par is recognised as a 'Leader' for Mid-Range and High-End Modular Disk Arrays

"Clients are increasingly turning to HP Storage to optimize traditional IT and to evolve to new cloud models," said David Scott, senior vice president and general manager, Storage, HP. "We believe Gartner's recognition of HP as a leader in completeness of vision affirms continued investment in our established storage platforms such as the EVA, while we also nurture our vision of HP Converged Storage ubiquitously servicing IT with products like our 3PAR and LeftHand Storage Systems."

Check Point is recognised as a 'Leader' for Enterprise Network Firewalls

Vendors in this quadrant lead the market in offering new safeguarding features, providing expert capability, rather than treating the firewall as a commodity, and having a good track record of avoiding vulnerabilities in their security products. Common characteristics include handling the highest throughput with minimal performance loss and options for hardware acceleration.

McAffee recognised as a 'Leader' for Mobile Data Protection

McAffee's leadership position in the Magic Quadrant validates that McAfee's approach to protecting mobile data with a comprehensive range of endpoint solutions deeply integrated with a state-of-the-art management infrastructure is what customers are seeking. McAfee designs data protection solutions that efficiently and effectively provide leading-edge protection and management to secure our customer's most valuable data assets.

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