Security Shelfware: Which Tools Are Gathering Dust in the Shed?

Enterprises spend huge sums of money on security products with the best intentions as businesses are under constant attack. But much of this investment is wasted - not due to flaws in product functionality, but because many of these products are never used at all. The growing volume of unused enterprise security products, or 'security shelfware,' is becoming a major problem for both buyers and sellers of technology alike. This report examines the root causes of shelfware and what can be done to avoid it from both the user and vendor perspectives.


Javvad Malik

Senior Analyst, Enterprise Security Practice