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John Tolbert Lead Analyst & Managing Director of KuppingerCole, Inc (US)

Seattle / USA

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Background:

As Lead Analyst, John covers a number of different research areas, outlined below. John also advises cybersecurity and IAM vendors, from startups to Fortune 500 companies, regarding their product and service roadmaps.

Areas of expertise

  • Cybersecurity
    • Endpoint anti-malware protection
    • Endpoint detection and response
    • Managed security services
    • Application of AI/ML technologies for security
  • IAM
    • Strong, multi-factor, risk-adaptive authentication
    • Authorization and Federation
    • Identity analytics/intelligence
    • CIAM

John Tolbert is a Lead Analyst and Managing Director of KuppingerCole, Inc (US).

Recent blog posts

Blog

Will the stars align for Libra?

This week, Facebook announced details about its cryptocurrency project, Libra. They expect it to go live for Facebook and other social media platform users sometime in 2020. The list of initial backers, the Founding Members of the Libra Association, is quite long and filled with industry…

Blog

M&A Activity in Cybersecurity and IAM

It seems almost every week in cybersecurity and IAM we read of a large company buying a smaller one. Many times, it is a big stack vendor adding something that may be missing to their catalog, or buying a regional competitor. Sometimes it’s a medium-sized technology vendor picking up…

Blog

CIAM as a Key Factor in the Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation is one of those buzzwords (technically a buzzphrase, but buzzphrase isn’t a buzzword yet) that gets used a lot in all sorts of contexts. You hear it from IT vendors, at conferences, and in the general media. But Digital Transformation, or DT as we like to…

Blog

Ignorance is Risk

#RSAC2019 is in the history books, and thanks to the expansion of the Moscone Center, there was ample space in the expo halls to house vendor booths more comfortably. In fact, there seemed to be a record number of exhibitors this year. As always, new IAM and cybersecurity products and…

Blog

Thoughts on the Acquisition of Janrain by Akamai

2019 started off with a very noteworthy acquisition in the identity and security space: the purchase of Janrain by Akamai. Janrain is a top vendor in the Consumer Identity market, as recognized in our recent Leadership Compass: https://www.kuppingercole.com/report/lc79059 . Portland,…

Blog

Trends in Consumer Identity for 2019

2018 was a year of sweeping changes in Consumer Identity Management products and services. CIAM continues to be a fast-growing market. Research indicates that about half of all CIAM deals are still originating outside the tent of the CISO and IAM support organizations. More vendors entered…


Recent research documents

Advisory Note

Buyer’s Guide: Endpoint Protection - 80110

Malware remains a global cybersecurity threat. This KuppingerCole Buyer’s Guide will provide you with questions to ask vendors, criteria to select your vendor, and requirements for successful deployments. This document will prepare your organization to conduct RFIs and RFPs for…

Executive View

Executive View: FIDO2 - 80059

The FIDO® Alliance has released new authentication specifications that enhance security and privacy, standardize the authentication experience and underlying APIs, improve the usability, and extend the FIDO paradigm to more types of devices, platforms, and environments. With the…

Advisory Note

Buyer’s Guide: Consumer Identity and Access Management Solution - 80111

Consumer Identity is a fast-growing specialty solution. This KuppingerCole Buyer’s Guide will provide you with questions to ask vendors, criteria to select your vendor, and requirements for successful deployments. This document will prepare your organization to conduct RFIs and RFPs…

Executive View

Executive View: Ubisecure Identity Platform - 79072

Ubisecure Identity Platform is an integrated consumer identity and access management suite for on-premise or cloud deployment. Ubisecure features strong federation capabilities, innovative standards support, and the ability to leverage some bank and national IDs. RapidLEI provides a way to…

Executive View

Executive View: Simeio IAM for SMB - 79071

Simeio offers a turnkey Identity and Access Management IDaaS solution for small-to-medium size businesses. IAM for SMB prioritizes ease-of-use for business owners and administrators as well as security. The solution provides comprehensive user management via workflows, which are accessible…


Recent webcasts

Webcast

Getting Rid of the Password – How to Increase Safety Affordably

Despite compromised passwords being the leading cause of data breaches, most online businesses still rely on solely using passwords for logins. While getting rid of password authentication is desirable from a security standpoint, organizations fear that it is a costly endeavor that can also…

Webcast

Mitigate Identity-Related Breaches in the Era of Digital Transformation

Cyber attackers continue to be successful in gaining access to many different organizations, often by exploiting identities and weak authentication. To ensure they are protected, organizations should consider modern Adaptive Authentication techniques to increase identity security and thwart…

Webcast

CCPA vs. GDPR: An Overview on Similarities and Differences

Over the last few years, the world has witnessed an increasing number of data breaches involving the credentials and PII of employees, citizens, and consumers. We've all experienced breach fatigue and/or been impacted by these losses.

Webcast

John Tolbert - Defense-in-Depth: New Kinds of Tools for All the Layers

The principle of defense-in-depth remains a key design element for enterprise organizations. Although many have said that perimeters are going away, or identity is the new perimeter, the fact is that almost all enterprises still have perimeters. The names may have changed, and components…

Webcast

An Overview of the Leadership Compass: Adaptive Authentication and Cloud-Based Multi-Factor Authentication

KuppingerCole has published two related Leadership Compasses on Adaptive Authentication and Cloud-based Multi-Factor Authentication solutions. We define adaptive authentication (AA) as the on-premises deployments, whereas Cloud-based MFA is SaaS-delivered. For both AA and Cloud MFA, many…


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