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John Grady

Principal Analyst, Network Security & Web Application Security


Principal Analyst John Grady uses his nearly 20 years of IT vendor and analyst experience to help clients identify and understand key market trends, refine their messaging, and be more successful in the marketplace.

Prior to joining Enterprise Strategy Group, John spent four years at Symantec, where he was responsible for market insights and analytics supporting product, go-to-market, and executive stakeholders.

Previously, John worked as an analyst at IDC covering network, web, and email protection and leading initial research initiatives on then-emerging areas such as advanced threat prevention and DDoS protection. As an analyst, he has also focused on infrastructure channels, advising clients on indirect go-to-market strategies.

John has written for Dark Reading and has been quoted in Network World, CSO, eWeek, CRN, Silicon Angle, ITPro, SDX, HelpNet Security, and TechTarget, among others. He holds a BA in History from Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island.

Areas of Expertise

  • Bot Mitigation
  • CASB
  • DDoS
  • Firewall
  • IPS
  • Microsegmentation
  • NDR
  • Network Security
  • SASE
  • Web Application & API Security
  • Web Security
  • Zero Trust

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For all the talk of the perimeter being dead, network security remains a fundamental aspect of IT security. That said, the distributed nature of the modern enterprise creates new challenges that must be addressed. So, the pace of change and innovation in this space has quickened.”

John Grady
Principal Analyst, Network Security & Web Application Security
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Trends in Zero Trust: Strategies and Practices Remain Fragmented, but Many Are Seeing Success

The need to modernize cybersecurity strategies to keep pace with IT innovation is clear. Zero-trust architectures have taken the pole position as the best approach to achieve this goal. Unfortunately, the breadth of the initiative and the nuance between zero-trust strategies and the tools supporting these strategies can become lost, causing confusion. IT and security […]

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Survey Results | June 3, 2024

Securing SaaS Ecosystems Survey

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Research Brief | May 28, 2024

Microsegmentation Remains Important for Zero-trust Success

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Video | April 12, 2024

SSE Leads the Way to SASE

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