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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 three IDC reports.

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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,  Evgeny Mirolyubov, Max Taggett, Franz Hinner, Nikul Patel, 31 December 2023.
  • [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 New Wave™: Extended Detection And Response (XDR), Q4 2021, Allie Mellen, Joseph Blankenship, Alexis Tatro, Peggy Dostie, October 13, 2021.
  • [8] The Forrester Wave™: Security Analytics Platforms, Q4 2022, Allie Mellen, Joseph Blankenship, Caroline Provost, Kara Hartig, December 14, 2022
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  • [10] IDC MarketScape: Worldwide eDiscovery Early Case Assessment Software 2022 Vendor Assessment, Ryan O’Leary, September 2022.
  • [11] KuppingerCole Analysts AG Leadership Compass, Providers of Verified Identity 2022, Anne Bailey, September 6, 2022.
  • [12] KuppingerCole Analysts AG Leadership Compass, Providers of Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SOAR) 2023, Alejandro Leal, January 30, 2023.
  • [13] The Forrester Wave™: Zero Trust Platform Providers, Q3 2023, Carlos Rivera, Heath Mullins, Joseph Blankenship, Dan Beaton, Kara Hartig, September 19, 2023.
  • [14] KuppingerCole Analysts AG Leadership Compass, Cloud Security Posture Management, Mike Small, July 27, 2023.
  • [15] IDC Market Shares: Worldwide Corporate Endpoint Security Market Shares, 2022, Michael Suby, June 2023.
  • [16] Frost Radar™: Cloud Workload Protection Platforms, 2023, Anh Tien Vu, August 2023.
  • [17] The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security, Q4 2023, Paddy Harrington, Merritt
  • [18] Forrester Wave™: Workforce Identity Platforms, Q1 2024, Geoff Cairns, Merrit Maxim, Lok Sze Sung, Pater Harrison. March 19, 2024.
  • [19] The Forrester Wave™: Unified Endpoint Management, Q4 2023, Andrew Hewitt, Glenn O'Donnell, Angela Lozada, Rachel Birrell, November 20, 2023.
  • [20] IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Modern Endpoint Security for Small Businesses Vendor Assessment, 2024, Michael Suby, March 2024.

    IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Modern Endpoint Security for Midsize Businesses Vendor Assessment, 2024, Michael Suby, February 2024.

    IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Modern Endpoint Security for Enterprises Vendor Assessment, 2024, Michael Suby, January 2024.

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