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Omdia Research Spotlight: XDR
Eric Parizo, Senior Analyst, OmdiaCommentary
Few emerging cybersecurity market segments are garnering more attention than XDR. Here, Omdia highlights its recent research on XDR.
By Eric Parizo Senior Analyst, Omdia, 4/12/2021
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What's So Great About XDR?
Eric Parizo, Senior Analyst, OmdiaCommentary
XDR is a significant advance in threat detection and response technology, but few enterprises understand why. Omdia identifies four catalysts driving the emergence of XDR.
By Eric Parizo Senior Analyst, Omdia, 3/31/2021
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Beyond MITRE ATT&CK: The Case for a New Cyber Kill Chain
Rik Turner, Principal Analyst, Infrastructure Solutions, OmdiaCommentary
The Cyber Kill Chain and MITRE ATT&CK are popular reference frameworks to analyze breaches, but amid the rise of XDR, we may need a new one.
By Rik Turner Principal Analyst, Infrastructure Solutions, Omdia, 3/30/2021
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On International Women's Day 2021, Does the 'Rule of Steve' Still Apply? Yes.
Maxine Holt, Research Director, OmdiaCommentary
On International Women's Day 2021, gender diversity has improved in cybersecurity, but there is still a long way to go.
By Maxine Holt Research Director, Omdia, 3/5/2021
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Data Security Accountability in an Age of Regular Breaches
Tanner Johnson, Senior Analyst, Connectivity & IoT, OMDIACommentary
As the number of vendors impacted by supply chain breaches grows, one constant question remains: Where exactly does accountability for data security lie, and what part do end users play in their own data breach protection?
By Tanner Johnson Senior Analyst, Connectivity & IoT, OMDIA, 2/18/2021
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McAfee's Breakup Closes the Book on Playing it Safe in Enterprise Cybersecurity
Eric Parizo, Senior Analyst, Omdia
For decades, two names -- Symantec and McAfee -- dominated the enterprise cybersecurity landscape. Now both former industry titans have essentially been dismantled, and the sum of their parts is worth more than the companies themselves. It's a cautionary tale for today's cybersecurity market leaders
By Eric Parizo Senior Analyst, Omdia, 3/9/2021
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On the Radar: CyGlass offers network detection and response (NDR) as a service
Rik Turner, Principal Analyst, Infrastructure Solutions, Omdia
CyGlass is a wholly owned subsidiary of UK domain registry Nominet. It offers a network detection and response (NDR) platform delivered as a cloud-based service and targets the midmarket (i.e., companies of up to 5,000 employees). CyGlasss opportunity is to attract customers that lack extensive in-house security skills with a service that can deliver security without too much heavy lifting on their part.
By Rik Turner Principal Analyst, Infrastructure Solutions, Omdia, 3/9/2021
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TPG plans a PAM powerhouse to challenge CyberArk, buying Thycotic and merging it with Centrify
Rik Turner, Principal Analyst, Infrastructure Solutions, Omdia
Private equity firm TPG Capital has acquired privileged access management (PAM) vendor Thycotic for $1.4bn. It plans to merge it with Centrify, the other PAM vendor it acquired in January this year. Centrify will thereby hope to present a serious challenge to PAM market leader CyberArk.
By Rik Turner Principal Analyst, Infrastructure Solutions, Omdia, 3/4/2021
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Omdia Universe: Selecting an Identity-as-a-Service Solution 202021
Don Tait, Senior Analyst, Omdia
Increasingly, enterprises are employing cloud-based or at least hybrid environments that integrate optimally with cloud-based systems. Enterprises should consider whether cloud-based identity could be deployed more quickly and help reduce costs around scalability. Cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications have transformed the business world. The identity-as-a-service (IDaaS) segment is the natural evolution of on-premises identity and access management (IAM).
By Don Tait Senior Analyst, Omdia, 2/26/2021
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DDoS is back bigger, badder, and more variegated
Rik Turner, Principal Analyst, Infrastructure Solutions, Omdia
Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks enjoyed what one mitigation provider has described as a "renaissance" in 2020, with more volume, variety, and velocity than ever before. With 2021 shaping up to be another atypical year for business despite the rollout of vaccines around the world, the prospect is that we will see yet another busy time for DDoS.
By Rik Turner Principal Analyst, Infrastructure Solutions, Omdia, 2/22/2021
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Data security accountability in an age of regular breaches
Tanner Johnson, Senior Analyst, Connectivity & IoT, OMDIA
Unfortunately, our modern digital era is one frequently characterized by large scale data breaches recurring with considerable regularity. As the number of additional vendors impacted by such breaches show little sign of slowing, one constant question remains: where exactly does accountability for data security lie, and what part do end users play in their own data breach protection?
By Tanner Johnson Senior Analyst, Connectivity & IoT, OMDIA, 2/19/2021
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On the Radar: Twingate Offers an Easy-to-Use Zero-Trust Access Service
Rik Turner, Principal Analyst, Infrastructure Solutions, Omdia
Twingate is a developer of zero-trust access (ZTA) technology, which delivers remote access in a more secure fashion than virtual private networks (VPNs). It delivers its technology as a service. As a fully managed SaaS product with multiple product tiers and price points to suit customers needs, Twingate will be a strong option for companies looking to simplify their remote access experience.
By Rik Turner Principal Analyst, Infrastructure Solutions, Omdia, 2/11/2021
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Fortinet's FortiXDR Challenges Rivals with Automated Investigation and Response
Eric Parizo, Senior Analyst, Omdia
Fortinet, per its style, is not among the first vendors to enter the enterprise Extended Detection and Response (XDR) product segment, but the debut iteration of FortiXDR is based on proven technology that pushes the envelope on threat detection and response automation. FortiXDR immediately pressures top-tier XDR competitors, whose solutions can be complicated to deploy and offer less automation.
By Eric Parizo Senior Analyst, Omdia, 2/4/2021
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On the Radar: IBM Security SOAR Breach Response Enables Data Breach Response
Maxine Holt, Research Director, Omdia
Data privacy is a bigger issue than ever, with hundreds of varying regulations around the globe dictating the use of personally identifiable information (PII). The IBM Security security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) Breach Response offering helps facilitate a coordinated response across the organization by leveraging case management, automation of manual tasks, and incident response playbooks, which can incorporate a raft of regulations from different countries and regions as part of the response.
By Maxine Holt Research Director, Omdia, 2/4/2021
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Googles BeyondCorp Enterprise is a ZTA Service Using the Chrome Browser
Rik Turner, Principal Analyst, Infrastructure Solutions, Omdia
Google has announced an Enterprise version of its BeyondCorp implementation of zero-trust access (ZTA) technology for secure remote access. The novelty is that it has obviated the need for software agents on end-user devices by using the Chrome browser as its source of endpoint data. With BeyondCorp Enterprise, Google is expanding its offering to any company accessing applications in any location (on the companys premises or in any cloud) and thus becomes a fully fledged competitor in the ZTA market.
By Rik Turner Principal Analyst, Infrastructure Solutions, Omdia, 2/1/2021
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Analyst Quotes Perhaps the single most important reason why Omdia is bullish on XDR is its potential to provide enterprise-grade threat detection and response capabilities to more organizations than ever before. Analyst Quotes
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Fundamentals of XDR versus SIEM and SOAR: Understanding the evolution of SecOps architectures
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Analyst Quotes Applying the necessary controls and greater rigor, without making the process so difficult or time-consuming that it gets subverted anyway by frustrated users, is a challenge that organizations will increasingly need and want to address. Analyst Quotes
Rik Turner
Fundamentals of Outbound Email Security
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Analyst Quotes IDaaS should be considered as an opportunity to streamline identity and access management and provide an enterprise-wide approach that deals with on-premises as well as cloud-based relationships. Analyst Quotes
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Fundamentals of Identity as a Service (IDaaS)
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Analyst Quotes Hackers feed on chaos, and we're already seeing the signs that they will leverage the fear and uncertainty everyone is feeling. Analyst Quotes
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Early Insight: Impact of Coronavirus on the Cybersecurity Technology Industry
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Analyst Quotes The surge in the volume of IoT devices implemented in this market has resulted in a proportionate increase in the size of the threat landscape itself. Analyst Quotes
Tanner Johnson
Market Landscape: Industrial IoT Cybersecurity Operation and Management Solutions
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Analyst Quotes We must all take responsibility for protecting our privacy and security while doing our best to protect the privacy and security of those we work with and the organizations we work for. Analyst Quotes
Maxine Holt
Has COVID-19 Thrown the Data Privacy Rule Book Out the Window?
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