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How is Threat Deception Client interest evolving from last year?

by Lawrence Pingree  |  October 17, 2017  |  1 Comment

Last year, I published a quick rundown of the searches on for Distributed Deception Platform providers using the provider name as a search term. I decided to take a look at the changes from year over year. Below is the results of my quick analysis and a table of Distributed Deception Platform providers and how client searches on have shifted from last year to this year (trailing 12 months). Essentially – client interest in Deception against attackers has grown by 6.6% over the past 12 months. For more information on this market, see my research titled “Competitive Landscape: Distributed Deception Platforms, 2016“.


Gartner Search Analytics Statistics for (
Distributed Deception Platform Providers
7/6/2016 10/17/2017
Acalvio N/A 14
Attivo Networks 65 49
Countercraft N/A 13
Cybertrap N/A 1
Cymmetria 17 27
Guardicore 35 40
Illusive Networks 38 58
Javelin Networks 1 7
Smokescreen 0 32
TopSpin 16 12
TrapX 112 64
Total 284 303 6.60% Change

Note: To obtain real-time access to this data along with regional and company segmentation size, you can talk to a Gartner account executive about our “Search Analytics” functionality.

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Lawrence Pingree Research Vice President 8+ years at Gartner 24+ years IT security Industry Lawrence Pingree's responsibilities include providing critical insights to technology providers and product leaders on emerging technologies and trends. Mr. Pingree closely tracks the security markets, emerging technologies, trends and competitive market dynamics. He regularly reviews security technologies, provider businesses and their go-to market strategies and focuses on helping Gartner clients plan, choose and evolve as market dynamics shift. His analysis includes an examination of emerging technologies, market changes, go-to-market strategies, end-user buying behaviors, development plans and various business attributes to identify key competitive differentiation and competitive strategies. Read Full Bio

Thoughts on How is Threat Deception Client interest evolving from last year?

  1. Dan Brett says:

    Thanks for data Lawrence. Great to see interest in DDPs in general growing, and across most vendors too.

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