Jon Oltsik

Senior Principal Analyst

  • briefs
    Sep 25, 2008

    Brocade's Encryption Play

    This week, Brocade supplemented its security portfolio with a new encryption switch, encrypting blades for DCX, and a slew of partnerships. ESG believes that these are good moves that enable Brocade to use encryption as a market advantage. To continue this trend, Brocade will need to continue to recruit technology and services partners while it figures out how to weave Fibre Channel encryption with its Data Center Fabric story and Foundry Networks acquisition.
  • News
    Sep 24, 2008

    Can Storage Fabrics Offer Security?

    Organizations need a broader deployment of encryption technologies across data centers in order to protect data confidentiality and privacy, said Enterprise Strategy Group senior analyst Jon Oltsik. Click the link to read more.
  • News
    Sep 22, 2008

    Filtering Viruses Through The Cloud Forbes

    Jon Oltsik, an analyst with Enterprise Strategy Group, points out that Trend Micro was the first to announce the technology, but balks at picking which company's approach is most effective. "From a technology perspective, they're all pretty close," he says. Click the link to read more.
  • Blogs
    Sep 18, 2008

    Why Won't Apple Play Nice In The Enterprise?

  • briefs
    Sep 16, 2008

    Microsoft Takes its Security Development Lifecycle to the Rest of the World

    When security issues challenged Microsoft earlier this decade, the company responded with a commitment to Trustworthy Computing and a set of new processes for software development that became the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL). Since SDL became a standard in 2004, all Internet-facing software produced by Microsoft has gone through the process. The results? More secure code and lower maintenance costs. This week, Microsoft took SDL to another level with new products and services that bring the goodness of SDL to the world. This is a great start. To continue this momentum, Microsoft should push it through more and more channels, while convincing enterprise CIOs to demand SDL (or similar models) from all software providers.
  • Blogs
    Sep 9, 2008

    Enterprise DNS Woes

  • briefs
    Sep 5, 2008

    PGP Expands Its Confidential Data Security Coverage

    PGP's recent product enhancement announcements give the company a product portfolio that may be the best fit for the enterprise. The problem? The market remains naïve and immature. PGP has the opportunity to drive revenue and establish market share leadership with a few technical moves, educational and professional services, and a little help from its friends.
  • Blogs
    Sep 3, 2008

    Is Oracle Becoming an Identity Management Leader?

  • briefs
    Sep 3, 2008

    Check Point Bolsters its Endpoint Security Opportunity

    With summer winding down, Check Point announced a new version of Check Point Endpoint Security that unifies all security functionality into a single agent and user interface. This is the right product at the right time and gives Check Point an opportunity to become a market leader-if it accompanies its new product with aggressive marketing programs, operations management tools, and desktop management partners.
  • briefs
    Aug 27, 2008

    It's Time for Enterprise-Class DNS

    Enterprise DNS infrastructure is often far less resilient than it should be, leading to network outages, lost productivity, and customer satisfaction issues. What's worse, the recent DNS vulnerability discovered by researcher Dan Kaminsky demonstrates just how vulnerable DNS can be. It's time for enterprises to recognize that DNS is a weak link in their network-centric business processes. CIOs need to take immediate action to modernize and harden this critical infrastructure.
  • Blogs
    Aug 25, 2008

    Does Anyone Remember Enterprise Rights Management (ERM)?

  • News
    Aug 8, 2008

    Juniper Intros New Network and Security Manager Solution TMCnet

    Jon Oltsik, senior analyst at the Information Security division of Enterprise Strategy Group, pointed out that IT organizations support high performance businesses that demand cost effective, comprehensive solutions. Click the link to read more.
  • Blogs
    Aug 1, 2008

    Security Grifters

  • Blogs
    Jul 25, 2008

    We need a new term for Data Loss Prevention (DLP)

  • Blogs
    Jul 22, 2008

    Brocade's Ethernet Switching Gamble

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Jon Oltsik is an ESG senior principal analyst and the founder of the firm’s information security service. With over 25 years of technology industry experience, Jon is widely recognized as an expert in all aspects of information security and is often called upon to help customers understand a CISO's perspective and strategies. Recently, Jon has been an active participant with cybersecurity issues, legislation, and technology within the U.S. federal government.

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