Barkly Named a Sample Vendor in Gartner 2017 Hype Cycle for Threat-Facing Technologies & Hype Cycle for Infrastructure Strategies Reports

BOSTON — Barkly, the Endpoint Protection Platform that delivers the strongest protection against evolving threats with the fewest false positives and simplest management, today announced its inclusion in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Threat-Facing Technologies, 20171 and the Gartner Hype Cycle for Infrastructure Strategies, 20172 reports. Gartner has listed Barkly as a Sample Vendor in the Hardware-Based Security category in both reports.

Gartner’s annual Hype Cycle tracks and measures the maturity and adoption rates of various technologies, and provides insights into how relevant they are to solving real business problems. In the Gartner Hype Cycle for Threat-Facing Technologies, 2017 and the Gartner Hype Cycle for Infrastructure Strategies, analysts Neil MacDonald and Martin Reynolds list Hardware-Based Security as an emerging technology, with expected widespread adoption over the next five to ten years.

“We agree with Gartner on the tremendous potential of this market and the true benefits of hardware based security in the fight against modern attacks. Barkly’s patented Rapidvisor™ allows us to see below the CPU to stop attacks at runtime while taking up less than 1% of CPU,” said Mike Duffy, Barkly CEO. “It’s an honor to be included in two Gartner hype cycles this year. We believe it’s a true validation of our unique approach to endpoint protection and the increasing marketplace demand.”

With Barkly, organizations have the best defense against today’s evolving threat landscape. Barkly protects against exploits, file-based, and fileless attacks through its patented, multi-layered protection which combines behavioral analysis, CPU-level monitoring and Responsive Machine Learning™. Barkly is simple to deploy and manage through its cloud-based SaaS platform and has a unique approach to organization models which result in low false positives for customers.


1 Gartner, Hype Cycle for Threat-Facing Technologies, 2017, Greg Young, July 17, 2017

2 Gartner, Hype Cycle for Infrastructure Strategies, 2017, Philip Dawson, Nathan Hill, July 28, 2017

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About Barkly

Barkly is advancing endpoint security by combining the strongest protection, smartest technology, with the simplest management. The Barkly Endpoint Protection Platform™ blocks attacks across all vectors and intents, including exploits, scripts, executables, and ransomware. Barkly is the only protection with visibility into all levels of the system, including the CPU and stays up-to-date through its continuous machine-learning engine that automatically converts threat intelligence into powerful protection through nightly training on malware and customer-specific goodware. Barkly requires no security expertise to setup and deploy and makes management simple through any desktop or mobile device. Barkly is independently certified for antivirus replacement, HIPAA, PCI DSS & NIST by Coalfire and AV-TEST. Barkly is formed by an elite team of security and SaaS experts from IBM, Cisco and Intel, and is backed by investors NEA and Sigma Prime. Learn more by visiting us at or follow us on Twitter @BarklyProtects.


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