Barkly Named a Sample Vendor in Gartner 2018 Hype Cycle for Threat-Facing Technologies & Hype Cycle for Infrastructure Strategies Reports

Barkly rapidly gains momentum with 151% quarter-over-quarter business growth and is named sample vendor in two Gartner 2018 Hype Cycles

Barkly, the company advancing endpoint security by combining the strongest, smartest protection with the simplest management, today announced its inclusion in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Threat-Facing Technologies, 20181 and the Gartner Hype Cycle for Infrastructure Strategies, 20182. 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 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.

“With zero-day and fileless attacks on the rise, we have seen growing demand for Barkly’s unique approach to endpoint protection,” said Mike Duffy, CEO of Barkly. “We believe Barkly’s recent 151% business growth, combined with this recognition from Gartner, is further evidence of Barkly’s continued momentum and growing marketplace demand.”

There are three key components to the Barkly Endpoint Protection Platform that enable Barkly to block zero-day and fileless attacks while delivering the simplest management experience — Barkly ProtectIQ™, Barkly EvolveIQ™, and Barkly CommandIQ™.

  • Barkly ProtectIQ™ delivers the strongest protection against the infection and exploitation techniques used in today’s complex attacks. ProtectIQ uses Barkly’s patented 3-level architecture and ability to combine information from native CPU-level hardware capabilities, kernel-level drivers, and user-space analytics for an unmatched ability to see and block attacks real-time. ProtectIQ is delivered through the Barkly Rapidvisor® agent, which is incredibly fast, lightweight, and consumes less than 1% of CPU.
  • Barkly EvolveIQ™ automatically converts malware intelligence into powerful protection through its Continuous Machine Learning Engine that trains models nightly against the latest malware and goodware. The result is maximized protection against new and unknown threats and minimized false positives.
  • Barkly CommandIQ™ provides a simple, cloud-based management experience with automated incident response from any desktop or mobile device. Customers can learn the who, what, when, and where of every incident with 1-click response and remediation, root cause identification, and attack visualization. No security expertise, policy management, or configuration is required.

Barkly is independently certified for antivirus replacement by AV-TEST and Coalfire. The comprehensive testing, completed by AV-TEST, proved Barkly’s antivirus replacement efficacy with zero impact to performance.

1 Gartner, Hype Cycle for Threat-Facing Technologies, 2018, Pete Shoard, July 13, 2018

2 Gartner, Hype Cycle for Infrastructure Strategies, 2018, Philip Dawson, Nathan Hill, July 17, 2018


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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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