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Alexei Balaganski Lead Analyst

Duisburg / Germany

Experience:
Over 20 years in IT industry
At KuppingerCole since 2007

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Alexei is an analyst with specific focus on cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence. At KuppingerCole, he covers a broad range of security-related topics: from database, application and API security to information protection, cryptography and AI-based security automation. His deep technical understanding of modern technologies and solutions allows him to support customers even with the most complex architectural challenges. 

After graduating with a Master's degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Novosibirsk State Technical University, Alexei has worked in the IT industry for over 20 years. His past experience includes software development, network administration and information security. For years, he had served as KuppingerCole's CTO.

Recent blog posts

Blog

Cybersecurity Awareness – Are We Doing Enough?

It’s October and it means that we are having the European Cybersecurity Month again. ECSM is the European Union’s annual campaign dedicated to promoting cybersecurity among EU citizens and organizations. To be completely honest, I do not remember it being much of a thing in…

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The Story of Edge AI

Whether you are a firm believer in the bright future of Artificial Intelligence or somewhat of a skeptic like me – you simply cannot ignore the great strides AI technologies have made in recent years. Intelligent products powered by machine learning are everywhere: from chatbots to…

Blog

Oracle Delivers on Earlier Cloud Promises

Back in February (oh, how time flies! Just to think that it was right before the  beginning of the  COVID-19 pandemic…) I wrote a blog post looking at Oracle’s ambitious plans for developing  its  cloud strategy and expanding  its…

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The Latest Twitter “Hack” Raises Inconvenient Questions

It looks like the whole world is currently talking (at least, tweeting) about the latest large-scale Twitter hack. High profile accounts of the likes of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Bill Gates, and Jeff Bezos, as well as companies like Apple or Uber, were suddenly promoting a cryptocurrency…

Blog

KuppingerCole Analyst Chat: Enterprise Databases in the Cloud

Matthias Reinwarth and Alexei Balaganski talk about making the right choice of a database engine to power your next cloud project.

Blog

KuppingerCole Analyst Chat: The Alphabet Soup of Security Analytics

Matthias Reinwarth and Alexei Balaganski discuss the plethora of acronyms for security analytics solutions: from SOC and SIEM to UEBA and SOAR.


Recent research documents

Executive View

Elastic Security

Elastic Security is a security platform built on top of the Elastic Stack. It combines security information and event management, threat hunting, endpoint security, and cloud monitoring to help analysts prevent, detect, and respond to cyber threats more efficiently.

Executive View

Cisco Zero Trust Security

Cisco’s approach towards Zero Trust combines several foundational access policy solutions for securing your workforce, workloads and workspace with a broad range of additional security products to ensure complete visibility, protection, and compliance throughout the whole enterprise.

Executive View

Illusive Platform

Illusive Networks’ distributed deception platform is a highly scalable, intelligence-driven security solution that offers unprecedented visibility into corporate security posture from the attacker’s viewpoint and helps deal with cyberattacks before, during, and after they happen.

Executive View

IBM QRadar Advisor with Watson

QRadar Advisor with Watson integrates the QRadar Security Analytics Platform with Watson’s cognitive AI to perform fully automated forensic investigations of security incidents, dramatically improving analyst productivity and enabling quick response to cyberthreats.

Executive View

Oracle APEX – secure low-code application development platform

Oracle Application Express (APEX) is a low-code development platform that allows business users with limited IT skills to design and maintain scalable enterprise applications, storing their data securely in the Oracle Autonomous Database. 


Recent videos

Webcast

KuppingerCole Analyst Chat: What Keeps Organizations From Adopting Zero Trust

The Zero Trust concept comes with the promise to adequately secure our modern, hybrid IT world at any time and any place. Manufacturers, consultants and even analysts agree as rarely as they do that this changed architectural paradigm is an important component of modern and future-oriented…

Webcast

Using Deception for Early and Efficient Threat Detection

Most organizations are benefiting from the scalability, flexibility, and convenience of modern cloud services and new, highly distributed hybrid corporate networks. Unfortunately, many have also learned the hard way that defense of these systems and the assets they contain continue to…

Webcast

KuppingerCole Analyst Chat: The European Cybersecurity Month - Ensuring Security Beyond Awareness

This analyst chat episode is the 50th and therefore a bit different. This time Matthias talks to two experienced analysts, Martin Kuppinger and Alexei Balaganski, about the ECSM, the European Cyber Security Month, which is to provide information and awareness on cyber security in October…

Webcast

The Evolution of Encryption: Getting Ready for the Quantum Watershed

The relentless move towards the digital transformation seems unstoppable. Organizations must secure their trust and reputation in the face of increasing attacks, advances in technology, increased regulation and compliance, and the continued shift to the cloud and cloud services.…

Webcast

KuppingerCole Analyst Chat: Meet the Citizen Developer

Alexei Balaganski and Matthias Reinwarth look at the citizen development movement and discuss the potential risks of letting business users create their applications without proper governance and security.


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