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Join Us At Forrester's Privacy & Security 2018 Forum

Chris McClean August 8, 2018

Those of us who care about cybersecurity and privacy are a special breed. As long as these disciplines have been around, technologies have gotten more complex, threats have gotten more dangerous, and expectations have skyrocketed. Yet we have not simply persevered; we are now guiding top executives and policymakers to think differently about business models […]

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The Buyer's Guide To Cybersecurity Services

Jeff Pollard March 13, 2018

During every Forrester Wave™ evaluation I conduct, I spend time sifting through vendor responses, data, client surveys, and reference interviews and develop an outline of recurring themes — the good, the bad, the new, the old, etc. After the Wave goes live, I collect all of that information, bundle it together, and produce a “Lessons” […]

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McAfee acquires CSG / CASB vendor SkyHigh Networks – two years too late?

Andras Cser November 27, 2017

In the light of large network security vendors (Cisco, Palo Alto, Symantec, Zscaler, etc.) acquiring or building Cloud Security Gateway (CSG, also known CASB) vendors, it comes as little to no surprise that McAfee also invested in this area. In Forrester’s estimates, SkyHigh annual revenues were around USD $40-45 million/year. Looking at similar deals, Forrester […]

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We Don't Need Jedis

Chase Cunningham July 7, 2017

Like every other movie buff, geek, or nerd on the planet I am a Star Wars fan.  I think it’s a stellar series (minus the whole Jar Jar Binks thing, anything with that guy in it could be used as an alternative to waterboarding) that has spun a tale for the ages across the better […]

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Cloud Security Spending Will Grow To $3.5 Billion By 2021

Jennifer Adams June 8, 2017

Cloud is big business today. Forrester estimates that global cloud services revenues totaled $114 billion in 2016, up from $68 billion just two years ago — that’s annual growth of 30%. And we see the public cloud services market reaching $236 billion by 2020. What does this mean for cloud security? ·         This rapid shift […]

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Could Your Next Security Analyst Be A Computer?

Joseph Blankenship May 11, 2016

Cybersecurity requires a specialized skillset and a lot of manual work. We depend on the knowledge of our security analysts to recognize and stop threats. To do their work, they need information. Some of that information can be found internally in device logs, network metadata or scan results. Analysts may also look outside the organization […]

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Help Us Define The Data Security Market In 2015!

Stephanie Balaouras July 22, 2015

To help security pros plan their next decade of investments in data security, last year myself, John Kindervag, and Heidi Shey, researched and assessed 20 of the key technologies in this market using Forrester's TechRadar methodology. The resulting report, TechRadar™: Data Security, Q2 2014, became one of the team’s most read research for the year. […]

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Forrester's Security & Risk Research Spotlight -- Don't Let Cloud Go Over Your Head

Stephanie Balaouras June 22, 2015

With great convenience comes great responsibility… Once a month I use my blog to highlight some of S&R’s latest and greatest. The cloud is attractive for many reasons — the possibility of working from home, the vast array of performance and analytical capabilities available, knowing that your backups are safe from that fateful coffee spill, […]

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Modern Software Platforms Are In Hypergrowth

Michael Yamnitsky March 31, 2015

As companies get serious about digital transformation, we see investments shifting toward extensible software platforms used to build and manage a differentiated customer experience. My colleague John McCarthy has an excellent slide describing what's happening: Before, tech management spent most of its time and budget managing a set of monolithic enterprise applications and databases. With an […]

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Market Overview: Cloud Data Protection

Andras Cser February 26, 2015

Cloud Data Protection (protecting data in SaaS, IaaS and PaaS workloads with a centralized and industrial strenght solution) remains a key priority of CIOs, CISOs and architects.  In this market overview report, we identified 17 key vendors in the CDP space (see the figure below) that provide data protection in SaaS, IaaS and PaaS environments. […]

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Grading Our 2014 Cloud Predictions

Forrester October 23, 2014

This time last year, we published our predictions of what would be the major events and changes in enterprise cloud adoption in 2014. In this post, we look back on these prognostications to see which came true, which are still pending and which missed the mark. Look for our 2015 Cloud Predictions in the next […]

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Framing The Discussion On Cloud Visibility And Encryption

Michael Yamnitsky March 31, 2014

According to recent Business Technographics data, half of US enterprise technology management professionals report that there is 1.) no way to gain a single view of status and availability across their portfolio of cloud services, 2.) that they don’t have a clear way to assess the risk of using a third-party public as-a-service offering, and/or […]

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Data Protection In The Cloud: The Facade Of Vendor Trust Is Crumbling

Forrester July 6, 2011

Many non-US organizations operate under privacy regulations that require that customer data remain within their countries or jurisdictions. In response, US cloud providers build data centers and host their applications inside countries that they're selling their solutions to. However, all this is nothing but theater. These requirements are far more useful as a local jobs […]

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Wanna See Something Really Scary? Five Ways To Scare Your CIO This Halloween

Christopher Andrews October 26, 2010

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to get creative about how you can scare the pants off of the people in your IT organization. I’ve been attending a fair amount of CIO events recently, and in the spirit of Halloween I put together a few costumes that I can guarantee will keep your […]

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Why Cloud Radically Changes The Face Of The Security Market

Forrester October 20, 2010

When does a shift create new market? When you have to develop new products, sell them to different people than before who serve different roles, have a different value proposition for your solutions, and they’re sold with different pricing and profitability models – well, that in my view is a different market. Cloud represents such […]

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Security Forum 2010: Day 2 Keynotes-At-A-Glance

Stephanie Balaouras September 21, 2010

Last week, I wrote a blog post summarizing the Day 1 opening keynotes at Forrester’s Security Forum.  This week, I’d like to recap the Day 2 opening keynotes. The second or last day at any event is always a challenge; attendees are always tempted to leave early or to stay in their hotel rooms to get […]

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