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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 three Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ reports.


A Leader in six Forrester Wave™ categories.


A Leader in two Engenuity ATT&CK® Evaluations.


A Leader in one IDC MarketScape report.

  • Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Endpoint Protection Platforms

    Microsoft was named a Leader in the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms.1, 2

  • The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Email Security​

    Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Email Security, Q2 2023.5

  • Industry-leading managed detection and response

    Microsoft Defender Experts for Hunting is a Leader in the 2022 MITRE Engenuity ATT&CK® Evaluations for Managed Services.11

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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 Security Information and Event Management. Pete Shoard, Andrew Davies, Mitchell Schneider, 10 October 2022.
  • [4] Gartner Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Henrique Teixeira, Abhyuday Data, Michael Kelly, James Hoover, Brian Guthrie, 1 November 2022.
  • [5] The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Email Security, Q2 2023. Jess Burn, June 12, 2023.
  • [6] The Forrester Wave™: Infrastructure-As-A-Service Platform Native Security™ (IPNS), Q2 2023. Andras Cser, April 2023.
  • [7] The Forrester Wave™: Data Security Platforms, Q1 2023, Heidi Shey, March 21, 2023.
  • [8] The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Detection And Response Providers, Q2 2022. Allie Mellen, April 2022.
  • [9] The Forrester New Wave™: Extended Detection And Response (XDR), Q4 2021. Allie Mellen, October 2021.
  • [10] The Forrester Wave™: Security Analytics Platforms, Q4 2022. Allie Mellen, December 14, 2022.
  • [11] ©2021 The MITRE Corporation. This work is reproduced and distributed with the permission of The MITRE Corporation.
  • [12] IDC MarketScape: Worldwide eDiscovery Early Case Assessment Software 2022 Vendor Assessment. Ryan O’Leary, September 2022.
  • [13] Omdia View: Microsoft recognizes the need for a more comprehensive SaaS security offering, Rik Turner, October 21, 2022.
  • [14] KuppingerCole Analysts AG Leadership Compass, Providers of Verified Identity 2022, Ann Bailey, September 6, 2022.
  • [15] KuppingerCole Analysts AG Leadership Compass, Providers of Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SOAR) 2023, Alejandro Leal, January 30, 2022.
  • [16] Omdia Market Radar: Cloud Permissions Management (CPM), Rik Turner, February,2022.

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