September 8, 2021

Lookout Recognized in 11 Gartner Hype Cycle Reports

San Francisco, California – September 9, 2021 – Lookout, Inc., an integrated endpoint-to-cloud security company, today announced it has been identified as a sample vendor in the Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) and Mobile Threat Defense (MTD) categories across multiple 2021 Gartner Hype Cycle reports.

Gartner identifies CASB as a “Transformational” technology in its Hype Cycle reports. The firm recommends users “Aim to move to a single provider for CASB, SWG and ZTNA as these services are on strong convergence paths.” According to Gartner, “CASBs are critical for organizations to secure usage of business-critical cloud services. The four key areas — visibility, compliance, data security and threat protection — are the primary value propositions for the usage of CASBs.”

According to Gartner, “MTD is emerging as a component that enables implementation of Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) for iOS and Android devices. MTD can provide an assessment of a device to a ZTNA trust broker, which can decide whether to allow access to a specific enterprise application. MTD can enable ZTNA on unmanaged iOS and Android devices, making it suitable for BYOD and work-from-home scenarios.”

Lookout is recognized in the following eleven Hype Cycle reports:

- Hype Cycle for Cloud Security, 2021 (CASB)[1]

- Hype Cycle for Data Security, 2021 (CASB)[2]

- Hype Cycle for Security Operations, 2021 (CASB)[3]

- Hype Cycle for Cyber and IT Risk Management, 2021 (CASB)[4]

- Hype Cycle for Midsize Enterprises, 2021 (CASB)[5]

- Hype Cycle for Cloud Computing, 2021 (CASB)[6]

- Hype Cycle for Digital Workplace Infrastructure and Operations, 2021 (CASB and Mobile Threat Defense)[7]

- Hype Cycle for Privacy, 2021 (CASB and Mobile Threat Defense)[8]

- Hype Cycle for Endpoint Security, 2021 (CASB, Device Endpoint Security for Frontline Workers and Mobile Threat Defense)[9]

- Hype Cycle for Frontline Worker Technologies, 2021 (Device Endpoint Security for Frontline Workers)[10]

- Hype Cycle for Application Security, 2021 (Mobile Application Security Testing)[11]

The Lookout Security Platform integrates CASB, ZTNA, Secure Web Gateway (SWG) and MTD with Phishing and Content Protection (PCP). Lookout believes inclusion in these eleven Gartner reports accelerates the momentum it has gained by empowering its customers with the industry’s first end-to-end platform that can secure their organization’s entire data path from endpoint to cloud.

“The need for an integrated endpoint-to-cloud security solution is accelerated by the proliferation of remote workers, the adoption of cloud applications, data transitioning into the cloud, and more network traffic flowing to public cloud services,” said Jim Dolce, CEO of Lookout. “To tackle the security challenges posed by these unstoppable trends, organizations need a unified platform that can enforce security policies across the entire data path – from the endpoint device to cloud-based applications.”

Gartner also reports, “End-user organizations need to secure use of business-critical, cloud-delivered applications and infrastructure; secure general internet to prevent threats to users, regardless of their location; and improve access to existing services while taking advantage of zero trust concepts. Today, CASB is converging with SWG and ZTNA to deliver this “three-legged stool” concept to support all these use cases.”

Click here for a complimentary copy of the Gartner Magic Quadrant CASB 2020 report in which Lookout was named a visionary.

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[1] Gartner, “Hype Cycle for Cloud Security”, Tom Croll, Jay Heiser July 27, 2021.

[2] Gartner, “Hype Cycle for Data Security”, Brian Lowans, July 27, 2021.

[3] Gartner, “Hype Cycle for Security Operations”, Pete Shoard, Shilpi Handa, July 23, 2021.

[4]Gartner, “Hype Cycle for Cyber and IT Risk Management”, Jie Zhang, Deepti Gopal, Claude Mandy, July 19, 2021.

[5] Gartner, “Hype Cycle for Midsize Enterprises”, Mike Cisek, Paul Furtado, Nikhil Sood, July 19, 2021.

[6]Gartner, “Hype Cycle for Cloud Computing”, David Smith, Ed Anderson, July 14, 2021.

[7]Gartner, “Hype Cycle for Digital Workplace Infrastructure and Operations”, Autumn Stanish, Stuart Downes, July 22, 2021.

[8] Gartner, “Hype Cycle for Privacy”, Bart Willemsen , July 13, 2021.

[9] Gartner, “Hype Cycle for Endpoint Security”, Chris Silva, August 11, 2021.

[10] Gartner, “Hype Cycle for Frontline Worker Technologies”, Leif-Olof Wallin, July 6, 2021.

[11] Gartner, “Hype Cycle for Application Security”, Joerg Fritsch, July 12, 2021.


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