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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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Announcing Analyst Experience: SOC Analysts Finally Escape The Shackles Of Bad UX

Jeff Pollard April 18, 2022
The toughest battle SOC analysts face every day should not be with the technology they use. Analyst Experience (AX) will help solve that problem.

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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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Announcing The Forrester EDR Wave™: Advanced Features Are Left Behind In The Rush To XDR

Allie Mellen April 6, 2022
We are thrilled to announce the release of The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Detection And Response Providers, Q2 2022. This Forrester Wave evaluated 15 different endpoint detection and response (EDR) providers, including Bitdefender, BlackBerry Cylance, Check Point Software Technologies, CrowdStrike, Cybereason, Elastic, FireEye, Fortinet, McAfee, Microsoft, Palo Alto Networks, SentinelOne, Sophos, Trend Micro, and VMware Carbon […]
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SentinelOne Secures Identity First, Deception Second, In Attivo Acquisition

David Holmes March 15, 2022
Endpoint security and extended detection and response (XDR) vendor SentinelOne today announced the acquisition of Attivo Networks for just over $600 million. Attivo was a darling of deception technology, but SentinelOne was really after its Active Directory protection portfolio, including ADAssessor and ADSecure. Enterprise identity plays a critical role in the Zero Trust world mandated […]
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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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Meet The New Endpoint Security And IoT Security Analyst: Paddy Harrington

Paddy Harrington March 1, 2022
Tell us about yourself! I’ve spent the last 25-plus years in the end user computing space — the world of connecting end users to their applications and data. My teenage hobby of computers has turned into my career, with my initial education in aeronautics. Whether it was seeing “WarGames” when it first came out, “hacking” […]

European Predictions 2022

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The Anywhere Operating System

Andrew Hewitt February 22, 2022
Does the operating system matter in the world of remote and hybrid work? Learn about a more accessible version of the operating systems you already know and love.
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EDR: Only Mostly Dead?

Allie Mellen December 8, 2021
What does the growth of XDR mean for the future of EDR? Find out in our latest EDR market review.
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Three Vendors Lead In Our Third Forrester Wave™ Evaluation On Unified Endpoint Management

Andrew Hewitt November 2, 2021
Today, we released The Forrester Wave™: Unified Endpoint Management, Q4 2021. This is the third year we’ve published our unified endpoint management (UEM) Forrester Wave (see our past reports from 2018 and 2019), and this year, we looked at the top 11 vendors in the market and evaluated them across 24 criteria. Organizations looking to […]
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Announcing The First And Only Evaluative Research On XDR — The Forrester New Wave™: Extended Detection And Response (XDR) Providers, Q4 2021

Allie Mellen October 13, 2021
Over the past three years, there’s been no shortage of hot takes on XDR. From a plethora of vendors across industries to security luminaries laying claim to the term, opinions abound. Yet, until recently, no research established a firm definition of XDR, let alone conducted evaluative research on XDR vendor capabilities. That is why I […]
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Introducing The Forrester New Tech: Extended Detection And Response (XDR) — A Battle Between Precedent And Innovation

Allie Mellen August 2, 2021
Today we released the first Forrester New Tech: Extended Detection And Response (XDR) Providers, Q3 2021. This research gives a market overview of XDR and highlights the value proposition for this emerging technology, the major players in the marketplace, and the primary vendor segments for all 29 vendors that participated. The emergence of XDR has plunged security pros into yet another […]

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XDR FAQ — Frequently Asked Questions On Extended Detection And Response

Allie Mellen July 22, 2021
Learn about the origin, architecture, and applications of extended detection and response (XDR) from analyst Allie Mellen.
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Revenge Of The SaaS: Mandiant Uses Services To Escape FireEye

Jeff Pollard June 3, 2021
Revenge Of The SaaS: Mandiant Dumps FEYE In a cybersecurity divorce that had fewer leading indicators than the dissolution of Kim and Kanye, Mandiant has finally untangled itself from FireEye (FEYE) by selling the product portion of the firm to Symphony Technology Group (STG) for $1.2 billion. FireEye’s history as the most “almost acquired vendor” […]
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Announcing The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security Software As A Service, Q2 2021

Christopher Sherman May 14, 2021
I am excited to announce “The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security Software As A Service, Q2 2021.” Although Forrester has previously published other endpoint security Wave evaluations, this is the first Wave on endpoint security software that exclusively focuses on SaaS-delivered products and functions. As more security admin and employees shifted to work from home in […]
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The Death And Life Of The Stand-Alone Solution

Jess Burn May 10, 2021
While automated malware analysis and network intrusion detection systems remained in our Divest category, three more technologies joined them this year: data loss prevention, managed security service providers, and security user behavior analytics. Why is this? Because these stand-alone technologies simply don’t cut it anymore. This isn’t to say these solutions are dead, mind you. No, they live on in within larger, more comprehensive solutions.
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Ransomware: Survive By Outrunning The Guy Next To You

Allie Mellen May 10, 2021
There are two people in a wood, and they run into a bear. The first person gets down on his knees to pray; the second person starts lacing up his boots. The first person asks the second person, “My dear friend, what are you doing? You can’t outrun a bear.” To which the second person […]
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XDR Defined: Giving Meaning To Extended Detection And Response

Allie Mellen April 28, 2021
Conflicting definitions of extended detection and response (XDR) have plagued cybersecurity tech buyers. Read Forrester's unbiased explanation of what XDR is, its relationship to SIEM, and other common questions.
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Stay Vigilant Of The 2021 Threat Landscape And Help Your Org Prepare For “The Next Normal”

Brian Kime March 16, 2021
Earlier this month, a US State Department spokeswoman announced that the US had identified three online publications that were attempting to discredit the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, all of which were directed by Russian intelligence. In Forrester’s annual report on top security threats, we explore the top security threats that security professionals must monitor, including […]
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It’s Time To Stop Paying For Commoditized Endpoint Security Features

Christopher Sherman January 21, 2021
Today’s enterprise security buyers evaluating a new endpoint security suite often begin with a security RFP layered thick with many existing endpoint security features and capabilities, including antimalware, host firewall, anti-exploit, and application control. However, as our evaluation in the “The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security Suites, Q3 2019” showed, the major differentiation between today’s endpoint […]
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