Our Newest Round Of ZTX Evaluations Is Out

Chase Cunningham September 24, 2020
Today, we published our newest round of evaluations for the Zero Trust eXtended (ZTX) ecosystem, “The Forrester Wave™: Zero Trust eXtended Ecosystem Platform Providers, Q3 2020.” When we embarked on this journey, Research Associate Alexis Bouffard and I started with roughly 130 potential vendors. We narrowed that down to 38 vendors for the “Now Tech: […]

A Look Back At Zero Trust: Never Trust, Always Verify

Chase Cunningham August 24, 2020
What exactly is Zero Trust? For those of you who’ve been hiding away in a cave for the past decade, Zero Trust (ZT) is a concept founded by Forrester alum John Kindervag in 2009 that centers on the belief that trust is a vulnerability, and security must be designed with the strategy, “Never trust, always […]

Do’s And Don’ts For Analyst Interactions

Chase Cunningham October 7, 2019
Having just been through an onslaught of work related to the Forrester Wave™ evaluation on Zero Trust eXtended ecosystem platform providers, I think that it’s worthwhile to put some guidance out there that might help folks as they interact with analysts (well, me, mainly, but maybe it will help with others, as well). And a […]

Riding The Wave Of Zero Trust Means That You Must Paddle Out

Chase Cunningham April 15, 2019
Since RSA this year, the drumbeat of Zero Trust across the market has continued to grow louder. Almost daily, the inquiries and conversations around Zero Trust and ZTX are coming in at an ever-increasing rate. That’s a good thing. In truth, most of the inquiries are from end user clients now, vice the vendor side […]

Next-Generation Access and Zero Trust

Chase Cunningham March 27, 2018
A few years ago, the concepts of microsegmentation and microperimeters for Zero Trust were championed by former Forrester analyst John Kindervag. He showed us how those concepts and their technologies could enable a more secure enterprise. Once those concepts and their associated best practices hit the street, organizations from VMware to Cisco Systems to Palo […]

Zero Trust on a Beer Budget

Chase Cunningham February 7, 2018
I have a good friend who has a small business (roughly 100 employees and two office locations; everything lives in the cloud, no real “network” to speak of) that is doing well. A few weeks ago, over barbecue and range time (some folks play golf, we shoot guns . . . it’s a Texas thing), […]

What ZTX means for vendors and users

Chase Cunningham January 23, 2018
I am a huge fan of Zero Trust—the simplicity of the concept resonates with clients that read the research authored previously by John Kindervag and more recently myself. The framework’s intrinsic value to security and business processes is readily evident to those who explore how it benefits their security needs.  If we’re honest about Zero […]