John Grady

ESG Analyst John Grady covers network security at ESG. 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 been quoted in Network World, CSO, eWeek, and Investor’s Business Daily, among other publications. He holds a B.A. in History from Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island.

Recent Posts by John Grady:

ESG Brief: Taking the Pulse of Employee Cybersecurity Habits


Cybersecurity clearly has the attention of IT departments and executives. High-profile attacks and the resulting direct and indirect costs associated with security breaches have helped drive awareness over the last decade and give security practitioners a louder voice in the organization. However, the average worker is more concerned with maintaining productivity and convenience in their increasingly overlapped work and personal life. Cybersecurity solutions must begin to deliver the technology experience workers demand.

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Brief: Key Attributes of a Network Traffic Analysis Solution


Network traffic analysis (NTA) solutions have seen broad adoption across the industry as part of a holistic threat detection and response (TDR) program. There is general agreement regarding some of the core capabilities required in an NTA solution, but some disagreement around others. Analytics and threat intelligence integrations are essential components of any NTA solution. However, there is less clarity around managed services as they relate to NTA solutions.

Topics: Cybersecurity Networking