Press Release

EMA Ranks Preempt Platform As Top Security Analytics Solution

Jan 23, 2019

Preempt ranked a top 3 vendor for Risk Prioritization, Breach Avoidance and Account Compromise Monitoring Categories out of more than 30 vendors

SAN FRANCISCO and RAMAT GAN, Israel – January 23, 2019 – Preempt, the innovator of the industry’s first Identity and Access Threat Prevention solution that stops cyber attacks and internal threats, has been ranked by EMA as among the top three providers for four major security analytics categories globally. The EMA decision guide research report, titled “Security Analytics for Threat Detection and Breach Resolution 2019,” is designed to help organizations deliver on the objectives of increased detection, accelerated response and containment, and other measures.

The report, authored by EMA Senior Analyst David Monahan, is the culmination of hundreds of man hours of data collection and review, including customer interviews, vendor interviews, product demos and documentation review. More than 30 companies were included in the ranking. The report can be found here.

“We continue to be impressed by Preempt’s Identity and Access Threat Prevention approach, which effectively unifies visibility and user access across all platforms while continuously and adaptively preempting cyber threats and risk,” Monahan said. “In a highly competitive and crowded vendor landscape, this ranking recognizes the Preempt Platform as a top solution for threat detection and breach resolution.”

“Preempt is thrilled to be recognized as a top vendor in these critical areas: leading banks, retailers, healthcare systems and other institutions depend on our industry-first solution to safeguard their most critical assets,” said Ajit Sancheti, Preempt CEO and co-founder. “EMA’s comprehensive report provides significant validation for Preempt’s approach to comprehensive Identity and Access Threat Prevention. With compromised credentials responsible for 81 percent of hacking related breaches last year, our solution defends against the enterprise’s most critical threats on a daily basis.”

The Decision-Makers Guide ranked Preempt as a top three solution in the following use case categories, which are among the leading priorities organizes face:

  • Account Compromise Monitoring – Excessive access activity and access patterns: With many attackers using account compromise to access sensitive information, Preempt is recognized as a top solution to identifying suspicious and problematic behavior.
  • Account Compromise Monitoring – Privilege misuse/abuse: This category takes into account the fact that misuse of privilege is both a major problem and also difficult to detect. Preempt is identified as a top-rated solution for identifying factors from malicious activity, subtle misuse of privilege and outright compromise.
  • Breach Avoidance Through Predictive Analytics: By analyzing and adapting to different types of behavior, Preempt is considered one of the best solutions for deploying predictive analytics to anticipate, prevent and stop attacks.
  • Risk Prioritization For Active Security Events: This is an extension of having good overall telemetry for context and prioritization. Preempt helps solve this big use case for getting rid of what amounts to busy work or distractions by putting first things first.

The report was released in January 2019 and can be found here.

About Preempt

Preempt protects organizations by eliminating insider threats and security breaches. Threats are not black or white and the Preempt Platform is the only solution that delivers adaptive threat prevention that continuously preempts threats based on identity, behavior and risk. This ensures that both security threats and risky employee activities are responded to with the right level of security at the right time. The platform easily scales to provide comprehensive identity based protection across organizations of any size. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. Learn more about us at

About EMA

Founded in 1996, EMA is a leading industry analyst firm that specializes in providing deep insight across the full spectrum of IT and data management technologies. EMA analysts leverage a unique combination of practical experience, insight into industry best practices, and in-depth knowledge of current and planned vendor solutions to help clients achieve their goals. Learn more about EMA research, analysis, and consulting services for enterprise line of business users, IT professionals and IT vendors at