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

How (Not) to Achieve Instant GDPR Compliance

With mere days left till the dreaded General Data Protection Regulation comes into force, many companies, especially those not based in the EU, still haven’t quite figured out how to deal with it. As we mentioned countless times earlier, the upcoming GDPR will profoundly change the…

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Email Encryption Is Dead™. Or Is It?

As we all know, there is no better way for a security researcher to start a new week than to learn about another massive security vulnerability ( or two! ) that beats all previous ones and will surely ruin the IT industry forever! Even though I’m busy packing my suitcase and getting…

Blog

Azure Advanced Threat Protection: Securing Your Identities Right From the Cloud

Recently, Microsoft has announced general availability for another addition to their cybersecurity portfolio: Azure Advanced Threat Protection (Azure ATP for short) – a cloud-based service for monitoring and protecting hybrid IT infrastructures against targeted cyberattacks and…

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Free Tools That Can Save Millions? We Need More of These

When IT visionaries give presentations about the Digital Transformation, they usually talk about large enterprises with teams of experts working on exciting stuff like heterogeneous multi-cloud application architectures with blockchain-based identity assurance and real-time behavior…

Blog

Spectre and Meltdown: A Great Start Into the New Year!

Looks like we the IT people have gotten more New Year presents than expected for 2018! The year has barely started, but we already have two massive security problems on our hands, vulnerabilities that dwarf anything discovered previously, even the notorious Heartbleed bug or the KRACK…

Blog

For Oracle, the Future Is Autonomous

Recently, I have attended the Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. For five days, the company has spared no expenses to inform, educate and (last but not least) entertain its customers and partners as well as developers, journalists, industry analysts and other visitors – in total, a…


Recent research documents

Executive View

Executive View: Oracle Database Security Assessment - 70965

This report provides an executive summary of Oracle’s Database Security capabilities based on recently published KuppingerCole research. It covers both the company’s traditional database security solutions and the innovative Autonomous Database cloud platform.

Executive View

Executive View: Cleafy - 79030

Cleafy is an integrated real-time clientless threat detection and prevention platform for online services in highly regulated industries, providing protection against advanced targeted attacks for web applications and mobile apps.  

Executive View

Executive View: AlgoSec Security Management Suite - 70262

AlgoSec Security Management Suite ist eine hochautomatisierte und speziell für Unternehmen konzipierte integrierte Lösung zur Verwaltung von Netzwerksicherheitsrichtlinien und der Konnektivität von Geschäftsanwendungen für verschiedenste Geräte in heterogenen…

Executive View

Executive View: AlgoSec Security Management Suite - 70262

AlgoSec Security Management Suite is a highly automated and business-focused integrated solution for managing network security policies and business application connectivity across a wide range of devices in heterogeneous environments.    

Executive View

Executive View: Forum Sentry API Security Gateway - 70930

Forum Sentry API Security Gateway is an integrated platform for API and service security, access management and legacy application modernization with a strong focus on “security by design”, certified encryption, and support for a broad range of Web Services, B2B, Mobile, Cloud…


Recent webcasts

Webcast

Cloud Data Protection Done Right: When Bringing Your Own Key Just Isn’t Enough

Data encryption is undoubtedly the most popular technology for securing data in the cloud, but also one of the most misunderstood ones. Although most cloud service providers offer their own capabilities for encrypting data at rest or in transit, their implementations may vary dramatically…

Webcast

Faktor Mensch: Wie man das schwächste Glied der IT-Infrastruktur Ihres Unternehmens schützt

Obwohl der Markt mit einer großen Anzahl von Sicherheitslösungen reagiert und die Budgets für Cybersicherheit ständig wachsen, scheinen sich viele Unternehmen immer noch auf den Schutz von Endgeräten und Netzwerken zu konzentrieren. Sie übersehen dabei das…

Webcast

Authentication & Authorization for the Microservices World

Microservices architectures, where applications comprise multiple loosely coupled components, which can be developed using different languages frameworks, and platforms, have become one of the most popular alternatives to traditional monolithic enterprise applications. Since these modules…

Webcast

Improving Agility and Reducing Cyber Risks with Business-Driven Security Policy Management and Automation

Today’s enterprises are under continuous pressure to support new digital transformation initiatives, to adopt modern technologies like the cloud and software-defined data centers (SDDC) and, of course, to stay protected from external and internal cyberthreats. With the increasing pace…

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…


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