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Microsoft is a recognized leader in cybersecurity

Industry analysts consistently name Microsoft a leader in security, compliance, identity, and endpoint management.

Industry recognition


A Leader in two Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ reports.


A Leader in nine Forrester Wave™ categories.


A leader in two Engenuity ATT&CK® Evaluations.


A leader and #1-ranked market share in two IDC reports.

  • Microsoft recognized for seventh year in Access Management

    Microsoft is a seven-time Leader in the Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Access Management.13

  • The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security, Q4 2023

    Microsoft has been named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security, Q4 2023, receiving the highest possible scores in the strategy category for vision and roadmap.20

  • Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Endpoint Protection Platforms

    Microsoft was named a Leader in the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms.12

  • The Forrester Wave™: Zero Trust Platform Providers

    Microsoft is named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Zero Trust Platform Providers, Q3 2023.16

  • Industry-leading managed detection and response

    Microsoft Defender XDR demonstrated 100% protection coverage in MITRE Engenuity’s independent ATT&CK® Evaluations: Enterprise.10

  • Ranked #1 for 2022 market share in corporate endpoint security

    Microsoft is ranked number one for corporate endpoint security market share in the IDC Worldwide Corporate Endpoint Security Market Shares 2022 report.18

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  • [1] Gartner is a registered trademark and service mark and Magic Quadrant is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and are used herein with permission. All rights reserved.

    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 or other designation. 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.
  • [2] Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms, Peter Firstbrook, Chris Silva, 31 December 2022.
  • [3] Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Henrique Teixeira, Abhyuday Data, Nathan Harris, Robertson Pimentel, 16 November 2023.
  • [4] The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Email Security, Q2 2023, Jess Burn, Joseph Blankenship, Angela Lozada, Michael Belden, June 11, 2023.
  • [5] The Forrester Wave™: Infrastructure-As-A-Service Platform Native Security (IPNS), Q2 2023, Andras Cser, Merritt Maxim, Caroline Provost, Christine Turley, April 25, 2023.
  • [6] The Forrester Wave™: Data Security Platforms, Q1 2023, Heidi Shey, Amy DeMartine, Sarah Morana, Christine Turley, March 21, 2023.
  • [7] The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Detection And Response Providers, Q2 2022, Allie Mellen, Stephanie Balaouras, Joseph Blankenship, Sarah Morana, Peggy Dostie, April 6, 2022.
  • [8] The Forrester New Wave™: Extended Detection And Response (XDR), Q4 2021, Allie Mellen, Joseph Blankenship, Alexis Tatro, Peggy Dostie, October 13, 2021.
  • [9] The Forrester Wave™: Security Analytics Platforms, Q4 2022, Allie Mellen, Joseph Blankenship, Caroline Provost, Kara Hartig, December 14, 2022.
  • [10] ©2021 The MITRE Corporation. This work is reproduced and distributed with the permission of The MITRE Corporation.
  • [11] IDC MarketScape: Worldwide eDiscovery Early Case Assessment Software 2022 Vendor Assessment, Ryan O’Leary, September 2022.
  • [12] Omdia View: Microsoft recognizes the need for a more comprehensive SaaS security offering, Rik Turner, 21 October 2022.
  • [13] KuppingerCole Analysts AG Leadership Compass, Providers of Verified Identity 2022, Ann Bailey, September 6, 2022.
  • [14] KuppingerCole Analysts AG Leadership Compass, Providers of Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SOAR) 2023, Alejandro Leal, January 30, 2023.
  • [15] Omdia Market Radar: Cloud Permissions Management (CPM), Rik Turner, Rob Bamforth, February 2022.
  • [16] The Forrester Wave™: Zero Trust Platform Providers, Q3 2023, Carlos Rivera, Heath Mullins, Joseph Blankenship, Dan Beaton, Kara Hartig, September 19, 2023.
  • [17] KuppingerCole Analysts AG Leadership Compass, Cloud Security Posture Management, Mike Small, July 27, 2023.
  • [18] IDC Market Shares: Worldwide Corporate Endpoint Security Market Shares, 2022, Michael Suby, June 2023.
  • [19] Frost Radar™: Cloud Workload Protection Platforms, 2023, Anh Tien Vu, August 2023.
  • [20] The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security, Q4 2023, Paddy Harrington, Merritt Maxim, Angela Lozada, Christine Turley, October 18, 2023.
  • [21] The Forrester Wave™: Unified Endpoint Management, Q4 2023, Andrew Hewitt, Glenn O'Donnell, Angela Lozada, Rachel Birrell, November 20, 2023.

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