Analyst/Advisor details

John Tolbert Lead Analyst

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
    • Fraud Reduction Technologies
    • Bot/DDoS Management
    • User Behavioral Analysis (UBA)
    • Network Detection & Response (NDR)
    • Security Orchestration Automation & Response (SOAR)
    • Threat Deception Technologies
    • Endpoint Protection (EPP)
    • Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
    • Data Leakage Prevention (DLP)
    • Managed security services
    • Application of AI/ML technologies for security
  • IAM
    • Strong, multi-factor, risk-adaptive authentication
    • Authorization and Federation
    • Identity analytics/intelligence
    • Consumer IAM

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

Recent blog posts

Blog

What is XDR?

Almost all enterprises have many security tools in place already, some of which are still focused on perimeters/DMZs and on hosts, such as servers and endpoints. Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR) tools are becoming more commonplace in enterprises and SMBs. EDR tools depend on agents…

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Dark Side Ransomware Attacks

Last week Colonial Pipeline, one of the largest pipelines in the US, was hit by a ransomware attack from the Dark Side cybercrime group. While many pertinent specifics about the attack are not known, FireEye and US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have shed some…

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Why Enterprises Are Choosing SOAR for SOCs

Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) platforms are attracting a lot of attention from many organizations, from enterprises to government agencies and even those on the upper end of Small-to-Mid-Sized Businesses (SMBs). The reason for this is clear: the cybersecurity…

Blog

Symphony Technology Group (STG) Acquires McAfee Enterprise Business

STG announced that they intend to acquire McAfee’s enterprise business for around $4B. The McAfee brand will continue to operate and focus on consumer cybersecurity. STG will pick up MVISION, Global Threat Intelligence, database security, unified endpoint security, CASB, CSPM, CWPP,…

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Okta & Auth0

Okta will purchase Auth0 for $6.5B. Okta is a leading IDaaS vendor , originally focused on workforce but now addressing B2E, B2B, and B2C use cases. Okta’s solutions are designed for organizations that want to quickly enable cloud-delivered identity and seamlessly interoperate with…

Blog

The Non-Zero Elements of Zero Trust

The ongoing SolarWinds incident illustrates that the much-lauded Zero Trust security paradigm is, in fact, based on trust. Zero Trust is about authenticating and authorizing every action within a computing environment. It is putting the principle of least privilege into action. In an ideal…


Recent research documents

Leadership Compass

Fraud Reduction Intelligence Platforms

This report provides an overview of the market for Fraud Reduction Intelligence Platforms and provides you with a compass to help you to find the solution that best meets your needs. We examine the market segment, vendor service functionality, relative market share, and innovative…

Executive View

Nucleon Smart Endpoint

Nucleon Smart Endpoint is an Endpoint Protection Detection & Response (EPDR) solution for Windows and Linux. It takes a multi-layered Zero Trust approach to preventing malware execution and provides Machine Learning (ML) detection models to look for signs of compromise across managed…

Executive View

Logsign SOAR

Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) platforms are becoming essential components of security architectures in many organizations around the world. SOAR platforms are designed to provide a centralized analyst and management interface for security teams. They consolidate…

Executive View

Thales SafeNet Trusted Access Platform

Thales is a major player in the global aerospace, defense, and security arena. Thales has a respected line of products and services in cybersecurity and identity protection. Thales SafeNet Trusted Access Platform is a market leading Enterprise Authentication and access management solution.…

Executive View

Strivacity Fusion

Strivacity Fusion is a multi-instance SaaS-based Consumer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) solution. Strivacity Fusion was built in the cloud using the modern micro-services architecture for maximum flexibility and scalability. Strivacity Fusion offers customers MFA and consent…


Recent videos

Video

Analyst Chat #81: Fraud Reduction Intelligence Platforms Revisited

In episode seven of this podcast, John Tolbert and Matthias first looked at Fraud Reduction Intelligence Platforms more than a year ago. Much has happened in this market segment since then, and on the occasion of the release of the updated Leadership Compass, they look at the latest innovations.

Video

Technological Approaches to a Zero Trust Security Model

The traditional model of enforcing security at the network perimeter is no longer valid as employees, devices and workloads move outside the corporate network. A Zero Trust model offers an alternative that secures data while ensuring it is accessible from wherever employees are working. But…

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Panel: No Zero Trust Without Strong IAM - What You Need in IGA and Beyond for Enabling Zero Trust

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Are You Ready for Security Automation?

Security Orchestration, Automation & Response (SOAR) tools are the latest in the evolution of automated cyber defenses and are set to become the foundation of modern Security Operations Centers (SOCs). But SOAR is not only for large enterprises. The benefits for smaller organizations…

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Consumer Identity Management Evolution

Consumer Identity & Access Management (CIAM) is about managing access to customer-facing systems. While organizations have typically focused on using CIAM to collect, store, and analyze consumer data to create sales opportunities and inspire brand loyalty, other potential business…