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2015 Network Security Predictions: 8 Things That Won’t Happen

by Adam Hils  |  December 29, 2014

You’ve probably read your fill of security prophets (many employed by security vendors) prognosticating about all the scary/wonderful security stuff that will happen in 2015. Rather than go down that too-traveled route, I’ve decided to take a different angle and discuss 8 buzzed-about vendor-wished-for phenomena that will not occur in the coming year, and will confuse your […]

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Gartner’s First Ever Web App Firewall Magic Quadrant Just Published

by Adam Hils  |  June 17, 2014

Color me excited. Jeremy D’Hoinne, with co-authors Greg Young, Joseph Feiman (and me), has just put out Gartner’s first MQ for WAF. It was a gargantuan effort to describe a space with several different delivery models: Standalone appliance/software, cloud-delivered, public cloud-resident, managed security service, and ADC-based. It’s a dynamic, fast-growing market (30%+ this year, 20% […]

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Snapshots: 10 Ways Network Security Has Changed (or NOT) in 4 Years

by Adam Hils  |  January 24, 2014

When I left Gartner early 2010 to work on security products, I had a perspective on macro and micro network security trends. Four years later, some trends have been turned on their heads, others are cast differently, and still others remain the same. Here are my network security snapshots, then and now:                                                                                                                                                          2010: NGFWs […]

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Hello (Again)

by Adam Hils  |  January 14, 2014

“Right now I’m having amnesia and deja vu at the same time.” — Steven Wright   Hello, all. Back for my second stint as a Gartner network security analyst and blogger. I left in early 2010 to go off and build/run some cool application and network security product lines. When I got the opportunity to […]

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