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Symantec is an 8-time Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Loss Prevention (DLP)

Created: 19 Dec 2013 • Updated: 03 Apr 2014
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Symantec is excited to be a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Loss Prevention for the eighth* consecutive year!  In the latest report, Gartner evaluates DLP solutions and provides valuable insights into DLP vendors and market trends:

  • The DLP market is estimated to reach between $680 million and $710 million in 2013, and grow an additional 22% to 25% by the end of 2014, to reach approximately $830 million.
  • DLP deployments are seen more and more as business tools that need to be operated and managed by the business units themselves.
  • Malicious insider and well-intentioned insider threat detection is increasing in terms of [Gartner] client requests for DLP; as is better integration with business context awareness


For those that wonder what all the excitement is about, ask yourselves…

Do you send business documents to your personal email account or upload them to file-sharing apps? 

What about taking sensitive files with you when you travel or change jobs?

Chances are you’re unwittingly putting your company at risk of data loss or theft.  And you’re not alone.  Well-meaning employees are a bigger security threat than cyber criminals or hackers.  According to a recent insider threat survey commissioned by Symantec:

  • Half of employees regularly email business documents to their personal email accounts and rarely or never delete them 
  • More than one-third upload work files to file sharing apps - like Dropbox and Google Docs - without permission
  • Fifty percent of employees have taken sensitive business documents with them when they travel or accept a position at a new company
  • Forty percent admit they plan to use the information at their new job

Although most theft of this kind goes unreported, it’s rampant and the very reason that DLP tools are now a critical component of security infrastructure.  In fact, Gartner predicts that the market for DLP solutions will reach between $680 million and $710 million in 2013, and is estimated to grow an additional 22 percent to 25 percent by the end of 2014, to reach approximately $830 million.

When researching and evaluating DLP solutions, it’s important to look for proven vendors that provide comprehensive coverage with strong management platforms, and deliver on aggressive product road maps. Gartner defines DLP Magic Quadrant Leaders as,

Leaders have products that work well for Gartner clients in midsize and large deployments. They have demonstrated a good understanding of client needs and generally offer comprehensive capabilities in all three functional areas — network, discovery and endpoint. They have strong management interfaces, and have tight integration with other products within their brand or through well-established partnerships and tight integration. They offer aggressive road maps and usually deliver on them. Their DLP products are well-known to clients and are frequently found on RFP shortlists.”

We believe our position as a clear leader affirms our vision, focus and commitment to stand as a partner and trusted advisor in protecting our customers’ information and infrastructure.  To learn more about Symantec Data Loss Prevention, visit

About the Magic Quadrant

This graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document. The Gartner document is available upon request from Symantec

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

*Vontu was acquired by Symantec; previous titles include Magic Quadrants for “Content Monitoring and Filtering” and “Data Loss Prevention”.