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  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security Suites, Q2 2018

    The 15 Providers That Matter Most To Enterprises And How They Stack Up

    June 21, 2018 Chris Sherman, Salvatore Schiano

    In our 21-criteria evaluation of endpoint security suite providers, we identified the 15 most significant ones — Bitdefender, Carbon Black, Check Point, Cisco, CrowdStrike, Cylance, ESET, Ivanti, Kaspersky Lab, Malwarebytes, McAfee, Microsoft, Sophos, Symantec, and Trend Micro — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up to help security professionals make the right choice.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Cost Monitoring And Optimization, Q2 2018

    The Nine Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    May 30, 2018 Lauren E. Nelson

    In our 25-criteria evaluation of cloud cost monitoring and optimization providers, we identified the nine most significant ones — Apptio, Cloudability, CloudCheckr, CloudHealth Technologies, Densify, Microsoft, RightScale, Teevity, and Turbonomic — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps infrastructure and operations professionals make the right choice.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Public Cloud Platform Native Security, Q2 2018

    The Seven Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    May 22, 2018 Andras Cser

    In our 37-criteria evaluation of public cloud platform native security (PCPNS), we identified the seven most significant ones — Alibaba, Amazon Web Services (AWS), CenturyLink, Google, IBM, Microsoft, and Rackspace — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps security and risk (S&R) professionals make the right choice.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Mega Vendors Use AI To Change The CRM Game

    How Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, And SAP Leverage AI For Customer Engagement

    April 26, 2018 John Bruno

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is now reaching a level of maturity where application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals can leverage its advancements to change the way their businesses attract, engage with, and win customers. Recent innovations and acquisitions have sparked an arms race among the leading CRM vendors. Read this report to understand the approaches that the CRM mega vendors bring to their portfolios and how AD&D leaders can use AI to breathe life into their customer engagement and CRM strategies.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: CISOs, Get Ready To Pay More As Tech Titans Enter The Security Market

    Alphabet, Amazon, And Microsoft Seek To Remake The Cybersecurity Landscape

    April 24, 2018 Jeff Pollard, Joseph Blankenship

    Three tech giants are rushing in to disrupt the cybersecurity market the same way they disrupted retail, computing, and advertising. When computing was on-premises or in client-owned data centers, a point-product approach to security made sense (even if it didn't work all the time). However, Alphabet, Amazon, and Microsoft are now looking to circumvent existing security product vendors by delivering security capabilities to where client workloads are moving: the cloud. This report helps S&R pros prepare to work with these new security giants.

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