Principal John Grady covers network security for the Enterprise Strategy Group. John leverages over 15 years of IT vendor and analyst experience to help clients identify and quantify key market trends to facilitate data-driven business decisions.
Prior to ESG, John spent four years at Symantec, where he was responsible for developing market insights in support of product, go-to-market, and executive stakeholders. Previous to that, John worked as an analyst covering network, web, and email protection, leading initial research initiatives on then-emerging areas such as advanced threat prevention and DDoS. As an analyst, he has also focused on infrastructure channels, assessing and advising on the go-to-market strategies of IT vendors, especially from an indirect perspective.
John has written for Dark Reading and has been quoted in Network World, CSO, eWeek, and TechTarget, among other publications. He holds a B.A. in History from Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island.
Security threats are on the upswing, businesses are hastening digital transformation plans, IT infrastructures are accelerating toward the cloud, and hybrid and remote workforces are the new reality. Enterprises have stepped up efforts to protect an expanding attack surface and the vulnerable access points of corporate-owned devices and BYODs. As a result, zero trust network access (ZTNA), barely on the radar screen as part of an end-user computing (EUC) strategy a short time ago, is now a top-of-mind consideration among IT professionals. Yet, compared to other established EUC strategy components, zero trust deployments in most corporations are just in the early innings.