McAfee Enterprise SSE: Named a Leader In 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for SSE

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Companies continue to accelerate their digital transformation and hybrid work strategies with security remaining top of mind. For a growing number of enterprises, the solution has been the deployment of a Security Service Edge (SSE). Introduced as a market category by Gartner, per our view we believe SSE is the consolidation of Secure Web Gateway (SWG), Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), and Zero Trust Access Network (ZTNA) within a single, cloud-delivered solution for securing access to web, cloud, and private applications from any corner of the world, mitigating user and cloud threats, and protecting sensitive cloud data at rest, in transit, or in use.

Recognizing the significant role SSE is filling in cybersecurity, Gartner® has published its first ever Magic Quadrant™ report for SSE. We are honored to announce that the McAfee Enterprise SSE Portfolio has been recognized as a Leader for its solution MVISION Unified Cloud Edge (UCE) in the report, positioned rightmost for “Completeness of Vision.” Our cloud-native platform is architected for the SSE market and boasts a next-gen SWG, and the industry’s first data-aware ZTNA solution, empowering our customers in their cloud and network transformations. It was also recognized as a Leader for Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Access Security Brokers Leader for four successive years 2017–2020.

2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Service Edge (Source: Gartner)

In 2021, McAfee Enterprise SSE made several updates and additions to its MVISION UCE solution, strengthening its position as an industry expert, including:

  • Highly innovative Remote Browser Isolation (RBI) technology integrated with MVISION UCE for advanced threat protection, data security and visibility through unified policies.
  • Full-featured data security portfolio, including native integration of Enterprise DLP for unified data protection and incident management across cloud, web, private apps and endpoints.
  • Extensive Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) capabilities, including Shift Left scanning to detect and correct misconfigurations and drift early in the CI/CD pipeline.
  • Support of SaaS Security Posture Management (SSPM) for continuous assessment of SaaS security landscape and remediating misconfigurations.
  • Presence backed by worldwide sales and support, along with a massively upgraded cloud footprint.
  • Includes comprehensive solutions, such as RBI for risky websites, across all the pricing tiers at no additional cost.
  • Rapidly expanding CASB Connect Program, which allows cloud service providers or partners to build lightweight API connections to the MVISION Cloud, leading several new service providers to adopt MVISION Cloud.

As a companion report to the Magic Quadrant, Gartner has also published its Critical Capabilities report for SSE, which shares deep insights into the product capabilities of each vendor based on a specific set of use cases. The below use cases are included in this year’s SSE Critical Capabilities Report:

  1. Secure Web and Cloud Usage
  2. Detect and Mitigate Threats
  3. Connect and Secure Remote Workers
  4. Identify and Protect Sensitive Information

MVISION UCE received the highest score across all four use cases, paving way for the SSE market in features and functionality. We believe our rich heritage in DLP, strong CSPM/SSPM, and deep usage of the MITRE ATT&CK framework have been the key contributors towards our #1 position across use cases in the Critical Capabilities report.

We are extremely proud of the recognition for our vision and product innovation. Our singular goal is to build a more secure world. To learn more about how Gartner assessed the market and the MVISION UCE solution, download your copy of the report here.

You can also join our webinar on March 9, 2022, for a deep dive into why McAfee Enterprise SSE is a Leader in the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for SSE.

Click here for a free demo of the MVISION UCE solution.

Gee Rittenhouse
CEO, McAfee Enterprise SSE Portfolio

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Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Security Service Edge” (SSE), John Watts, Craig Lawson, Charlie Winckless, Aaron McQuaid, 15 February 2022
Gartner “Critical capabilities for Security Service Edge” (SSE), John Watts, Craig Lawson, Charlie Winckless, Aaron McQuaid, 15 February 2022

As of 28, January 2022, McAfee Enterprise is now the McAfee Enterprise SSE Portfolio.



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