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

Blog

The Cargo Cult of Cybersecurity

I’ve been working in IT my whole life and since I’ve joined KuppingerCole ten years ago, cybersecurity has been my job. Needless to say, I like my job: even though we industry analysts are not directly involved in forensic investigations or cyberthreat mitigation, being…

Blog

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…

Blog

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…

Blog

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…

Blog

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…

Blog

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…


Recent research documents

Executive View

Executive View: eperi Encryption Gateway - 70619

eperi provides an encryption gateway for data stored in the cloud, based on a unique flexible approach based on templates that specify which data should be  encrypted and how. Combined with built-in indexing capabilities, the product enables fully transparent and infinitely extensible…

Executive View

Executive View: Microsoft Azure Stack - 72592

Microsoft Azure Stack is an integrated hardware and software platform for delivering Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) services of Microsoft Azure public cloud on premises, providing a truly consistent hybrid cloud platform for a wide variety of business…

Executive View

Executive View: IdentityX® from Daon - 71312

Daon’s IdentityX® authentication platform is a universal mobile authentication framework that combines modern standard-based biometric technologies with broad support for legacy authentication systems to provide a flexible, frictionless and future-proof solution for managing risk,…

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.


Recent webcasts

Webcast

Database Security: Protecting Your Company’s Core Competence in the Age of Digital Transformation

Relational databases are still the most widespread technology for storing and managing business-critical digital information. Manufacturing process parameters, sensitive financial transactions or confidential customer records - all this most valuable corporate data must be protected against…

Webcast

(Big) Data Security: Protecting Information at the Source

With the growing adoption of cloud computing, Big Data or open APIs, managing, securing and sharing massive amounts of digital data across heterogeneous and increasingly interconnected infrastructures is becoming increasingly difficult. From file servers to relational databases and big data…

Webcast

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…

Webcast

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…


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