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Gartner names McAfee a Leader in 2021 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms

At McAfee, we believe no one person, product or organization can combat cybercrime alone. That is why we continue to build our device-to-cloud security platform on the premise of working together – together with customers, partners and even other cybersecurity vendors. We continue this fight against the greatest challenges of our digital age: cybercrime. As part of our ongoing effort to protect what matters, we have developed breakthrough technologies over the past several years that enable customers to proactively respond to emerging threats and adversaries despite a constantly evolving threat landscape. So, today, we are extremely proud to announce that McAfee is positioned as a “Leader” in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms (EPP).   

This is a monumental development in so many ways, especially when you consider that we were not recognized in the Magic Quadrant a few years ago. This recognition speaks volumes about the innovations we are bringing to market that resonate both with our customers and industry experts. Let me review, from my perspective, why McAfee is recognized in the Leaders Quadrant.  

Here are some key innovations in our Endpoint Protection Platform that contributed to our Leader recognition: 

  • MVISION Endpoint Security (ENS) – to prevent ransomware, fileless attacks, and defend against other advanced persistent threats.  
  • MVISION Insights – to preempt and prevent attacks before they hit. 
  • MVISION EDR – to identify and stop sophisticated threat campaigns 
  • Unique capabilities to Auto-recover from ransomware attacks (Demo) 


We set out with a vision, to create the most powerful endpoint protection platform and we are aggressively executing towards this vision. Over the past 12 months, we have made great strides in developing a market leading product, MVISION Insights, and our cloud delivered MVISION EDR. Looking ahead, our goal is to develop a unified and open eXtended Detection and Response (XDR) solution and strategy that further delivers on our device-to-cloud strategy 

We believe, McAfee’s position as a Leader further acknowledges some of our key differentiators, such as MVISION Insights, and our ability to eclipse the market with an innovative device-to-cloud strategy that spans the portfolio, including web gateway, cloud, and our network security offerings. 

Executing on Innovation 

We started by redefining our endpoint security offering with the release of MVISION Insights, a game-changing product that functions as the equivalent of an early warning system – effectively delivering preventative security. It’s hard to understate the significance of this innovation; we’re breaking the old paradigm of post-attack detection and analysis and enabling customers to stay ahead of threats. In parallel, we streamlined our EDR capabilities, which now provide AI-driven, guided investigations that ease the burden on already-stretched Security Operations Centers (SOCs) 

Increasing Value 

The bottom line is that we’re the only vendor taking a proactive risk management approach for safer cloud usage while reducing total cost of ownership. In addition, we have improved our licensing structure to fit customer needs and simplify consumption of our endpoint security solutions. We’ve made it easy to choose from a simplified licensing structure allowing customers to buy subscriptions for complete endpoint protection with no add-ons or extra costs. Our user-based licensing agreements provide for 5 devices, thus enabling frictionless expansion to incorporate additional device support in remote work environments 


In just under a year, our latest release of McAfee Endpoint Security (ENS) 10.7 has emerged as our highest deployed version of any McAfee product worldwide and our fastest-ever single-year ramp. More than 15,000 customers comprising tens of millions of nodes are now on ENS 10.7 and are deploying its advanced defenses against escalating threats. Customers get added protected because ENS 10.7 is backed by our Global Threat Intelligence (GTI) service to provide adaptable, defense in-depth capabilities against the techniques used in targeted attacks, such as ransomware or fileless threats. It’s also easier to use and upgrade. All of this means your SOC can be assured that customers are protected with ENS 10.7 on their devices.  

Customer input guides our thinking about what to do next. Since the best critics are the people who use our products, let’s give them the last word here.  

“We are now positioned to block usage of personal instances of Sanctioned services while allowing the business to move forward with numerous cloud initiatives, without getting in the way. We also now have the visibility that was lacking to ensure that we can allow our user community to work safely from their homes without introducing risks to our corporate environment.” 

 Kenn JohnsonCybersecurity Consultant 


Our continued commitment to our customers is to protect what matters. We believe that McAfee’s position in the Leaders  Quadrant validates that we are innovating at the pace and scale that meets the most stringent needs of our enterprise customers. We are proud of our product teams and threat researchers who continue to be driven by our singular mission, and who strive to stay ahead of adversaries with their focus on technological breakthroughs, and advancements in researching threats and vulnerabilities. 

What we have accomplished over the past several years, and our position as a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for EPP, is only the tip of the iceberg for what’s ahead.  

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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms, 5 May 2021 Paul Webber, Peter Firstbrook, Rob Smith , Mark Harris, Prateek Bhajanka