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Ian McShane
Research Director
1 years at Gartner
16 years IT Industry

Ian McShane is a Research Director/Analyst in Gartner Research, Security and Risk Management - Digital Workplace Security. Mr. McShane's area of expertise includes endpoint protection platforms (EPP), endpoint detection and response (EDR), and he assists organizations choosing strategic vendors, security products and services, and implementing best practices. Read Full Bio

Au revoir

by Ian McShane  |  September 24, 2018

This is my last week with an email address.  My last day with Gartner is September 28th, 2018.  It’s been a wonderful two years.  I’ve met great people, learned a whole bunch of things along the way.  This was the best job I’ve had so far. If you’ve come across this blog looking for […]

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by Ian McShane  |  January 30, 2018

Obligatory “Hey, we just published the 2018 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms“. My favourite part of the whole damn thing this year, is that we did not use the terms “Next-gen” or “NGAV” anywhere.  Hallelujah! Almost daily, I get asked to talk clients through the various “next-gen players” in the EPP and EDR market.  Unfortunately I […]

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EPP Magic Quadrant FAQs: Volume 1

by Ian McShane  |  October 20, 2017

We’ve just kicked off the formal research aspect of the 2018 version of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms.  This is one of the most popular research documents on, and with it comes all kinds of client questions. FAQ: When is the EPP MQ going to publish? The publication calendar for all upcoming Magic […]

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FAQ: What I thought about Black Hat USA 2017

by Ian McShane  |  August 10, 2017

“So, what did you think of Black Hat this year?” and “Is Black Hat worth going to?” have been FAQs from colleagues and clients alike this week.  So I thought I’d put a very brief summary together. IMO Black Hat USA continues to grow into a better version of the RSA Conference.  Less vendor marketing nonsense.  Fewer […]

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On Security Maturity and Being Realistic

by Ian McShane  |  March 14, 2017

For the last week or so, a lot of my inquiries remain sun-tanned with the post-RSA Conference 2017 glow that is “We need some of that machine learning, please”.  In fact, it’s been more common than “We need some of that next-gen AV, please”.  One of the recurring phrases* I have been using is “You should be […]

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Hello world!

by John O'Leary  |  February 14, 2017

Welcome to Gartner Blog Network. Stay tuned for more developments in the Gartner Blog Network!

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