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Analytical Firms and Peer Review Programs Position Trellix to Lead the XDR Market

What an exciting year it has been. On January 19, we began a brand-new adventure, combining the expertise of two brand icons, McAfee and Fire-Eye, into one major global market leader: Trellix. While our name is new, our decades of experience on the frontlines of cybersecurity and our first year of remarkable success position us as one of the largest cybersecurity companies and one of the most comprehensive extended detection and response (XDR) platforms in the world by the analytical firms such as Gartner, Forrester, IDC, and others.

On the cusp of 100 days in my role as the Director of Analyst Relations at Trellix, I have completed an inventory of all Trellix industry recognitions published by the analytical firms based on the acquisition of McAfee and Fire-Eye which now constitute Trellix’s native XDR product portfolio.

The results of this inventory demonstrate that Trellix comes to the market as the only XDR vendor being recognized by the analytical firms and peer review assessments in all the main XDR front-end components including Endpoint Security, Network Security, Email Security, Cloud Security, and Data Protection - positioning Trellix quite uniquely amongst all other XDR vendors.

Why should XDR decision makers consider Industry Reports and Peer Review Assessments?

Traditionally, end-users and decision makers have relied on the industry reports published by the analytical firms to shortlist the vendors that will be the right fit for their organizations. At Trellix, we believe that customers should not rely only on these industry reports, but also consider the collective analysis from industry reports and the peer review assessments to allow for a more holistic and objective representation of vendors.

Before we dive into Trellix’s recognitions, let’s understand the differences between these sources of end-user decision making:

Sources Description Pros Cons

Vendor Assessment Reports

Vendor Rankings: Based on specifically defined evaluation criteria related to the vendors’ business and technical capabilities (e.g., Gartner Magic Quadrant reports).

Vendor Listings: Based on the vendors product capabilities, mindshare, and revenues (e.g., Forrester Landscape reports).

Focus mostly on the large enterprise.

Based on a rigorous methodological evaluation.

Limited relevance for organizations of all sizes (Mid-size and small).
Based on the assessments and opinions of a group of industry analysts with limited visibility across all the participating vendors and end-user. requirements from all regions.

Market Participation Reports

Vendor comparative analysis based on the vendors’ revenue reports or estimates.

Inform customers of vendors’ market share and viability in the market.

Covers a larger group of vendors.

Lacks vendor comparatives.

Peer Review Assessments

Peer Review Assessments are feedback from end-users based on their experience of using the solutions from real-world implementations (e.g., Gartner Peer Insights).

Large datasets consisting of end-user reviews.

Reviews based on real-world implementations.

Visibility and comparatives limited to participant vendors.

What makes Trellix’s industry recognitions unique in the XDR segment?

Trellix’s recognitions in Industry Reports and Peer Review Assessments related to the XDR front-end components validate that the company is well positioned to lead the XDR race for the following reasons:

  1. Trellix meets all the market definitions and product criteria specific to the XDR front-end components established by the analytical firms.
  2. Trellix integrates, correlates, and contextualizes native telemetry from multiple XDR front-end components that can add to a greater whole compared to what individual items provide on their own or through a 3rd party.
  3. Trellix consolidates many native XDR-front end components adding value, usually measured in discounts, integration efforts or support issues.
  4. Trellix is a well-established and financially viable vendor across all XDR front-end components segments.
  5. Trellix XDR front-end components have been widely implemented and these real-world implementations have been reviewed by users and reviews moderated for authenticity by the analytical firms.

The following table presents some of the most prominent and recent Industry Reports and Peer Review Assessments across the XDR front-end components published or moderated by the analytical firms:

XDR Front -end components Vendor Assessment Reports Market Participation Reports Peer Review Assessments

Trellix’s ongoing commitment to support customers

As we enter 2023, Trellix is committed to expanding our participation in industry reports and peer review programs related to the XDR front-end components published by analytical firms to continue supporting our customers' selection of Trellix XDR solutions.


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Forrester New Tech: Extended Detection And Response (XDR) Providers, Q3 2021, Allie Mellen, 1 August 2021.

Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security Software As A Service, Q2 2021 | Chris Sherman | Merritt Maxim | Allie Mellen | Shannon Fish | Peggy Dostie, 13 May 2021.

Forrester Now Tech: Endpoint Detection And Response, Q4 2021 Allie Mellen | Joseph Blankenship | Alexis Tatro | Peggy Dostie, 16 November 2021.

Forrester Wave™: Unstructured Data Security Platforms, Q2 2021 | Heidi Shey | Amy DeMartine | Shannon Fish | Peggy Dostie, 16 May 2021.

Forrester Now Tech: Network Analysis And Visibility (NAV), Q4 2021 | Steve Turner | Joseph Blankenship | Alexis Tatro | Peggy Dostie, 18 October 2021.

Forrester Now Tech: Enterprise Email Security Providers, Q3 2020 Joseph Blankenship | Claire O'Malley | Stephanie Balaouras, Alexis Tatro, Peggy Dostie, 14 July 2020.

Frost Radar™: Email Security, 2022 | Sarah Pavlak, 2 Dec 2022.

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms, Paul Webber | Peter Firstbrook | Rob Smith | Mark Harris | Prateek Bhajanka, 5 May 2021.

Gartner Critical Capabilities for Endpoint Protection Platforms, Mark Harris | Peter Firstbrook | Rob Smith | Paul Webber | Prateek Bhajanka, 6 May 2021

Gartner Market Guide for Extended Detection and Response, Craig Lawson | Peter Firstbrook | Paul Webber, 8 November 2021.

Gartner Market Guide for Data Loss Prevention | Ravisha Chugh | Andrew Bales, 19 July 2022.

Gartner Market Guide for Network Detection and Response (NDR) | Cybersecurity Research Team, 14 December, 2022.

Gartner Market Guide for Cloud Workload Protection Platforms | Neil MacDonald | Tom Croll, 12 July 2021.

Gartner Market Share Analysis: Security Software, Worldwide, Shailendra Upadhyay | Rahul Yadav | Mark Wah | Nat Smith | Swati Rakheja | Ruggero Contu | Elizabeth Kim, 20 September 2022.

Gartner Market Guide for Email Security, Mark Harris | Peter Firstbrook | Ravisha Chugh | Mario de Boer, 7 October 2021.

Gartner Peer Insights (Cloud Workload Protection Platforms market) – based on 9 reviews in the last 12 months (as of 11 Dec 2022).

Gartner Peer Insights (Email Security market) – based on 16 reviews (as of 11 Dec 2022).

Gartner Peer Insights (Intrusion Detection & Prevention Systems market) – based on 5 reviews (as of 15 Dec 2022).

Gartner Peer Insights (Endpoint Detection and Response market) – Rated 4.8/5.0 based on 34 reviews in the last 12 months (as of 11 Dec 2022).

Gartner Peer Insights (Endpoint Protection Platforms) – Based on 1769 reviews (as of 11 Dec 2022).

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Modern Endpoint Security for Small and Midsize Businesses 2021 Vendor Assessment | Michael Suby, November 2021.

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Modern Endpoint Security for Enterprises 2021 Vendor Assessment | Michael Suby, November 2021.

IDC Market Analysis Perspective: Worldwide Data Security, 2021 | Frank Dickson, Oct 2021.

IDC Worldwide Cloud Workload Security Market Shares, 2021: Prepare for a Wild Ride | Frank Dickson | Philip Bues, July 2022.

IDC Worldwide Messaging Security Market Shares, 2021: Hybrid Work Drives Need for Threat Investigation Integration | Jennifer Glenn, June 2022.

IDC Worldwide Network Security Market Shares, 2020: Storm Winds Turn to Tail Winds, Christopher Rodriguez , Pete Finalle, September 2021.

Info-Tech Software Reviews Data Quadrant for DLP market (as of 11 Dec 2022).

Info-Tech Software Reviews Data Quadrant for DLP 2022 Report, August 2022.

GigaOm Radar for Extended Detection and Response (XDR) Solutions | Chris Ray, May 6 2022

KuppingerCole Leadership Compass Network Threat Detection and Response | John Tolbert, 18 November 2021.

PeerSpot Extended Detection and Response (XDR) Software Market (as of 11 December 2022).

IDC Worldwide Modern Endpoint Security Market Shares, July 2021–June 2022: Currency Exchange Rates Slightly Trimmed Accelerating Growth, Michael Suby, January 2023.

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