[WASC-WAFEC] Gartner's Magic Quadrant

Anton Chuvakin anton at chuvakin.org
Sun Jun 22 22:59:09 EDT 2014


On Sat, Jun 21, 2014 at 2:23 PM, ArkanoiD <ark at eltex.net> wrote:

>
> Wag the dog effect is remarkably strong with Gartner. And i wonder if you
> can get into mq without "sponsoring some research".



Yes, you absolutely and unquestionably can. Look at the new WAF MQ! Many of
the smaller WAF vendors mentioned there are likely to be non-clients [I can
look up the exact data in our systems, but sadly won't be able to share it
here :-(]



>
> On Saturday, June 21, 2014, Christian Heinrich <
> christian.heinrich at cmlh.id.au> wrote:
>
>> Matthieu,
>>
>> On Sat, Jun 21, 2014 at 5:39 PM, Matthieu Estrade
>> <matthieu.estrade at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > I also agree here, Gartner MQ is a market analysis and not a technical
>> > analysis as WAFEC is.
>> > WAFEC goal is to provide a list of criteria to let people choose the
>> good
>> > WAF considering their Web apps, infrastructure, context etc.
>>
>> Even if a WAF has a superior technical capability, the management
>> accountable for procurement have never been fired for purchasing an
>> inferior product listed on the Gartner MQ.
>>
>> Hence, WAFEC should influence Gartner to require mandatory technical
>> controls in their product selection of the MQ.
>>
>> Maybe Gartner had also considered WAFEC when creating their crietria
>> for the MQ for instance?  We can't answer this question until we have
>> completed this research as any statement until then is hearsay.
>>
>>
>> --
>> Regards,
>> Christian Heinrich
>>
>> http://cmlh.id.au/contact
>>
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