Analyst details

Alexei Balaganski Lead Analyst

Duisburg / Germany

Experience:
20 years in IT industry
At KuppingerCole since 2007

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Roles & Responsibilities at KuppingerCole:

Alexei is an analyst with specific focus on cybersecurity. His deep technical understanding allows him to support customers even with complex architectural and security challenges. Previously he has served as KuppingerCole's CTO.

Background & Education:

Master degree in Mathematics and Computer science from Novosibirsk State Technical University.

   

Areas of coverage:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Authentication
  • Privilege Management

Professional experience:

After graduating with an MSc degree in Mathematics and Computer science he has worked in the IT industry for over 15 years. His experience includes software development, network administration and information security. Before joining KuppingerCole in 2007, he has taken part in multiple IT projects including e-commerce, high-load and cloud applications.

Recent blog posts

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When Are We Finally Going to Do Something About Ransomware?

Just as we have returned from our annual European Identity and Cloud Conference , where we’ve spent four days talking about cybersecurity, identity management and privacy protection with top experts from around the world, we faced the news from Great Britain, where the latest…

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Cognitive Technologies: The Next Big Thing for IAM and Cybersecurity

The ongoing Digital Transformation has already made a profound impact not just on enterprises, but our whole society. By adopting such technologies as cloud computing, mobile devices or the Internet of Things, enterprises strive to unlock new business models, open up new communication…

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Building a Future-proof Intelligent Security Operations Center, Part 2

Security Intelligence Platforms (SIP) are universal and extensible security analytics solutions that offer a holistic approach towards maintaining complete visibility and management of the security posture across the whole organization. Only by correlating both real-time and historical…

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Building a Future-proof Intelligent Security Operations Center

I have to admit that I find the very concept of a Security Operations Center extremely… cinematic. As soon as you mention it to somebody, they would probably imagine a large room reminiscent of the NASA Mission Control Center – with walls lined with large screens and dozens of…

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Big Data and Information Security Study

Since the notion of a corporate security perimeter has all but disappeared in the recent years thanks to the growing adoption of cloud and mobile services, information security has experienced a profound paradigm shift from traditional perimeter protection tools towards monitoring and…

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Industrial Internet of Things: New Driver for the Digital Transformation

Last time we’ve devoted an issue of our monthly newsletter to the Internet of Things was almost a year ago . Looking back now, we can already spot a number of significant changes in this field that happened during the year 2016. Perhaps, the most profound one is that the industry has…


Recent research documents

Executive View

Executive View: Nok Nok Labs S3 Authentication Suite - 71261

Nok Nok Labs S3 Authentication Suite is a unified strong authentication platform that incorporates FIDO Alliance specifications and other industry standards, as well as proprietary innovations. The S3 Authentication Suite provides a full stack of client- and server-side technologies for…

Executive View

Executive View: Symantec Advanced Threat Protection - 71155

Symantec Advanced Threat Protection is a unified platform for uncovering and remediating advanced cyber-attacks across endpoints, network and email, which augments existing Symantec endpoint protection and threat intelligence technologies with advanced security analytics capabilities.

Executive View

Executive View: Securonix SNYPR - 70292

Securonix SNYPR is an open and modular next-generation security intelligence platform that combines log management, security information and event management, user and entity behavior analytics and fraud detection, serving as a foundation for a broad portfolio of specialized security…

Executive View

Executive View: HexaTier Database Security and Compliance - 71255

HexaTier provides an all-in-one database security and compliance solution across  multiple platforms with a strong focus on  cloud environments and Database-as-a-Service products.

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Executive View: Cisco Advanced Malware Protection - 72518

Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) is an integrated enterprise security intelligence and malware protection solution. By combining global threat intelligence with dynamic malware analysis and continuous endpoint and network monitoring, AMP provides constant visibility and control…


Recent webcasts

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Improving Your SOC Efficiency with Advanced Security Analytics

Today, the Security Operations Center (SOC) is at the heart of enterprise security management. Security analysts in most SOCs are still relying on traditional SIEM systems as a core platform for their daily operations. These are the primary tools to monitor and analyze security alerts…

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Reinventing Smart Cards for the Modern Agile, Connected Enterprise

Thanks to the maturity and highly standardized nature of public key infrastructures (and a large number of legacy business applications tied into them), enterprise IT departments continue to rely on the proven technology, but they are feeling an increasing pressure from businesses to…

Webcast

Cloud Access Security and Enterprise Mobility - Better Together

For years, Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solutions have been the primary choice for companies to enable secure mobile access to enterprise applications. However, many experts believe that EMMs are the thing of the past, not being able to deal with cloud services and causing too much…

Webcast

You Thought Shadow IT Was Bad? Meet Your Company's Shadow Administrators

Despite being over 20 years old, Secure Shell (SSH) is still one of the most commonly used methods for both network encryption and secure user authentication. Nearly every server from distributed platforms to mainframes and the majority of network devices include an SSH server as a standard…

Webcast

The Future of Authentication - Killing the Password

We all understand that the concept of username/password to control access is insecure and out of date in a world where anything is connected and a new approach is needed. But how can we make the password obsolete?


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