Cloud Security

As both IT vendors and buyers explore the advantages of cloud-based solutions, they must also evaluate and manage cloud security risks. Read more to get the expert guidance required.

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VMware Customers: Get Ready For Broadcom Disruption

Tracy Woo May 26, 2022
Late Sunday evening, Bloomberg reported rumors of advanced Broadcom talks to acquire VMware, which has since been confirmed this morning. In light of Broadcom’s investment activities in the past few years, this news is unsurprising. It made a string of massively expensive enterprise software company acquisitions: Brocade Communications Systems in 2016 ($5.9 billion), CA Technologies […]
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Multicloud Strategy By Design Or By Accident?

What It Means May 26, 2022
As more organizations branch out to use multiple cloud platforms and providers, the question becomes: Is there a strategy behind your multicloud decisions, or do they just happen? In this episode, Principal Analyst Lee Sustar and Senior Analyst Tracy Woo discuss the important differences.
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Gaia-X And The Sovereign Cloud: From Unicorns And Rainbows To Storm Clouds

Paul McKay May 25, 2022
Gaia-X launched to great fanfare in 2019 as a joint initiative of the German and French governments to reclaim data sovereignty from non-European public cloud providers. Despite hefty promises, production-ready services have not been delivered to the market, with customers continuing to wait like poor Godot. While the hype around Gaia-X has fizzled out, the […]
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Microsoft Launches MDR And Hops On The Everything-As-A-Service Bandwagon

Jeff Pollard May 10, 2022
Everything-eventually-becomes-a-service which Microsoft demonstrates by launching its own version of managed detection & response. We discuss what CISOs need to know, how it will impact the market, and what to look for next.
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In A Multicloud World, Web Application Firewalls Still Matter

Sandy Carielli May 2, 2022
The web application firewall market has evolved. Read this quick overview of the landscape.
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The CISA Promotes Cloud Visibility And Security With Its SCuBA TRA

Andras Cser April 22, 2022
Get ready for the semi-nationalization of public cloud security in the US. The Secure Cloud Business Applications Technical Reference Architecture (SCuBA TRA) from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) provides a wide-ranging set of cloud security requirements for civilian agencies that have thus far been outside the boundaries of the FedRAMP program. The proposed […]
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Meet Fahad Ehsan, Forrester’s Newest Security And Risk Analyst

Fahad Ehsan April 22, 2022
Hello, my name is Fahad Ehsan, and I am the newest analyst on the Forrester’s security and risk team. I will be joining Frederic Giron, Jinan Budge, and David Holmes, conducting research on managed security service providers, vulnerability management, Zero Trust, and cloud security. Tell Us About Yourself I was born and raised in Lahore, […]

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Our 2022 Top Recommendations For Your Security Program: CISOs Get An Offer They Can’t Refuse

Jeff Pollard April 6, 2022
The Coppola classic has a few surprising parallels with today's chief information security officer.
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Okta Lapsus$ Compromise: How To Make Sure You’re Protected

Merritt Maxim March 24, 2022
On Tuesday, March 22, 2022, identity-as-a-service (IDaaS) provider Okta announced that it had detected an attempt to compromise the account of a partner in January 2022. The announcement came after the hacking group Lapsus$ posted screenshots of a computer used by one of Okta’s third-party customer support engineers. As one of the largest IDaaS providers with […]
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Chronicles Of Mandiant: Google Put A Ring On It

Jeff Pollard March 8, 2022
Mandiant trades up from FireEye and finds a home within Google Cloud Platform.
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Tech Trends To Watch In 2022

What It Means January 27, 2022
Forrester analysts provide their 2022 predictions for AI, automation, cloud, and internet of things (IoT) in this special edition of What It Means.
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Presenting The First Forrester Wave™ Evaluation On Public Cloud Container Platforms

Lee Sustar January 24, 2022
The Forrester Public Cloud Container Platform Wave results are in -- the standouts offer the broadest automation and ecosystems while embracing open source software.

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re:Invent Roundup: AWS’s Hottest New Compute Announcements

Tracy Woo January 18, 2022

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July And August 2021 Research Recap — Cloud And Tech Operations

Lauren Nelson September 10, 2021
Greetings, everyone! Each month, the infrastructure and operations (I&O) team writes incredible research. As a research director, I get to not only see the final outcome but also all of the work and client insights that went into its creation. For those who know me, I am quick to call these out via inquiry calls […]
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Kubernetes Is Going To Cost You — But Nobody Knows How Much

Lee Sustar August 27, 2021
The biggest barrier to wider Kubernetes (K8s) adoption in the enterprise may not a cumbersome customer resource definition or an incomprehensible service mesh but rather a skeptical CFO waiting for someone to provide them with a price tag for that cloud-native infrastructure. A recent FinOps Foundation survey with 195 respondents — 75% of whom reported […]
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Invest Now: Your Interoperability Strategy Will Drive Patient Outcomes

Natalie Schibell July 7, 2021
“The first wealth is health.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson These words of perennial wisdom are a compelling reminder that public health is the bedrock for constructing a prosperous economy and nation. This very philosophy beckoned me to the healthcare field as a student and public health professional for the past two decades. My name is […]
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KubeCon And The (Partial) Emergence Of Enterprise Kubernetes

Lee Sustar May 18, 2021
KubeCon events can be hard to assess. Whether live or virtual, they’ve become a sprawling mix of old-school tech trade show, open source project maintainer meetup, and independent user group. KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2021 was no different. My colleague Brent Ellis led Forrester’s initial appraisal of the online event, noting greater maturity in Kubernetes […]

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DDoS Protection Vendors Introduce Welcome Pricing Innovations

David Holmes March 31, 2021
A few weeks back, in our DDoS Wave launch blog, we promised you a whole blog dedicated just to DDoS protection pricing innovations. Forrester recently published “The Forrester Wave™: DDoS Mitigation Solutions, Q1 2021,” in which we evaluated the 11 most significant distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) vendors on the planet. During our research, we found some […]
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Microsoft Is Now A Cybersecurity Behemoth

Jeff Pollard January 27, 2021
Microsoft has achieved its goal of being a mega-security vendor. For Microsoft competitors — which is almost every vendor — this also makes the company an existential threat.
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GAIA-X Must Be More Than Just Another European Infrastructure Provider, Or It Will Deliver No Value

Paul McKay November 12, 2020
Today Paul Miller, Tracy Woo, and I released our report that examines the market impact of the GAIA-X project. France and Germany announced an initiative in 2019, which was formalized as the GAIA-X Foundation in early October 2020. For our report, we spoke with several of the GAIA-X founders and studied its potential impact for […]
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