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Gartner names Microsoft a Leader in the 2021 Endpoint Protection Platforms Magic Quadrant

  • Rob Lefferts Corporate Vice President, Microsoft 365 Security

Our mission to empower defenders and protect and secure organizations has never been more important to us. Over the last year, our customers have faced unpredictable challenges and nearly overnight have had to quickly adapt in the face of a new hybrid work environment, evolving sophistication and scope of threats, and global and economic uncertainty. The trust that customers have put into us through this journey has been humbling. No matter what the future holds, we are deeply committed to continuing to help customers prepare and adapt with security innovation that offers the best protection, detection, and response in their multi-cloud, multi-platform environments and empowers defenders to move ahead of the speed of an attack.

We are so grateful to our customers who have collaborated with us in creating one of the best endpoint security solutions on the market and are thrilled that Gartner has recognized this work and the journey we’ve taken alongside our customers by naming Microsoft a Leader in the 2021 Endpoint Protection Platforms (EPP) Magic Quadrant, positioned highest on the ability to execute.

2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms. Quadrants include Leaders, Challengers, Niche Players, and Visionaries.

According to Gartner, Leaders “have broad capabilities in advanced malware protection, and proven management capabilities for large enterprise accounts. Increasingly, Leaders provide holistic XDR platforms that allow customers to consolidate their other tools and adopt a single-vendor solution.”

Our evolution in the endpoint security space has been accelerating with the release of proven security capabilities that are central to our customer’s needs, including:

All of these innovations are seamlessly built into Microsoft 365 Defender, our solution offering XDR capabilities for identities, endpoints, cloud apps, email, and documents. Microsoft 365 Defender delivers intelligent, automated, and integrated security in a unified SecOps experience, with detailed threat analytics and insights, unified threat hunting, and rapid detection and automation across domains—detecting and stopping attacks anywhere in the kill chain and eliminating persistent threats.

You can download the complimentary report to get more details on our positioning as a Leader. Our customers and partners have been on this incredible journey with us, and for that, we owe our immense gratitude and share this recognition with them.

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Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is an industry-leading, cloud-powered endpoint security solution offering vulnerability management, endpoint protection, endpoint detection and response, and mobile threat defense. With our solution, threats are no match. If you are not yet taking advantage of Microsoft’s unrivaled threat optics and proven capabilities, sign up for a free trial of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint today.

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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms, Peter Firstbrook, Dionisio Zumerle, Prateek Bhajanka, Lawrence Pingree, Paul Webber, 05 May 2021.

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