ESG Validation

Jack Poller

Jack Poller

Jack Poller is an analyst covering cybersecurity at Enterprise Strategy Group drawing upon more than 25 years of industry experience across a broad range of storage, networking, and cloud-based products and markets.

Recent Posts by Jack Poller:

ESG Technical Review: Android Enterprise Essentials: Easy, Automatic Mobile Device Security

Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents testing of Android Enterprise Essentials with a focus on assessing the speed and simplicity of automatically securing Android devices.

Topics: Enterprise Mobility Google

ESG Technical Validation: Maximizing Network Performance with Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)

Introduction

This report documents ESG’s network performance testing of Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud infrastructure using real-world customer-available compute server instances over six months. Performance of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances are compared against two cloud infrastructure compute server solutions.

Topics: Networking Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Technical Validation: Google Cloud Security for Data Analytics

Introduction

This ESG Technical Validation documents evaluation of security features and controls for Google Cloud Data Analytics. We evaluated how five aspects of security—encryption, data loss prevention (DLP), identity and access management (IAM), protection from data exfiltration, and logging/access transparency—contribute to increasing security and transparency for data analytics projects using Google Cloud Platform.

Topics: Cybersecurity Cloud Services & Orchestration Google

ESG Technical Review: Continuous Application Security with HCL AppScan

Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents ESG’s evaluation and analysis of how HCL AppScan can help developers continuously secure applications using policies defined by security specialists. We also evaluate how AppScan can easily be integrated into CI/CD pipelines and support other aspects of DevSecOps initiatives to provide continuous application security at scale.

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Technical Review: Google reCAPTCHA Enterprise: Frictionless, Flexible, and Effective Web App Security

Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents ESG’s evaluation and analysis of how developers can easily integrate Google reCAPTCHA Enterprise into public-facing web applications. We also evaluate how effectively reCAPTCHA can defend web applications from common automated threats and attacks while never interrupting users with a challenge.

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Technical Review: VxRail Lifecycle Management

Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents ESG’s evaluation of how VMware and Dell Technologies’ joint engineering and integration of VxRail HCI and VMware HCI software enables organizations to extend their existing investments in infrastructure, people, and skills. We focus on the solution’s efficiency, agility, and simplicity for day 0, day 1, and day 2 lifecycle management across hybrid cloud infrastructure, operations, and services.

Topics: Storage Converged Infrastructure Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Technical Review: Consistent and Efficient Hybrid Cloud Full-stack Lifecycle Management with VCF on VxRail

Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents ESG’s evaluation of how VMware and Dell Technologies’ co-engineering of VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) and Dell EMC VxRail HCI enables organizations to extend their existing investments in infrastructure, people, and skills. We focus on the solution’s efficiency, consistency, and simplicity of lifecycle management for day 0 deployment, day 1 day-to-day operations, and day 2 maintenance, updates, and expansions across hybrid cloud infrastructure, operations, and services.

Topics: Storage Cloud Services & Orchestration data management

ESG Technical Validation: Consistent Infrastructure and Operations with Dell Technologies Cloud Platform

Co-Author(s): Vinny Choinski


Introduction

This ESG Technical Validation documents evaluation of Dell Technologies Cloud Platform. We evaluated how the platform enables organizations to extend their existing investments in infrastructure, people, and skills with a solution that provides day 0, day 1, and day 2 lifecycle management spanning public cloud, on-premises private cloud, and edge infrastructures. We also focused on how the solution integrates VxRail hyperconverged infrastructure, VMware Cloud Foundation, and VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid-Integrated (TKGI), unifying management, eliminating silos, and providing consistency across infrastructure, operations, and services.

Topics: Storage Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Technical Review: Respond Analyst - The Virtual Security Analyst


Abstract

This ESG Technical Review of Respond Analyst focuses on how the solution functions as a virtual cybersecurity analyst, analyzing cybersecurity telemetry, aggregating many events and alerts into security incidents, and efficiently and effectively presenting incidents to the security team for investigation and remediation.

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Technical Validation: BlackBerry Intelligent Security - Adaptive Security and AI to Protect All Endpoints

Introduction

ESG recently completed testing of BlackBerry Intelligent Security, which is designed to continuously evaluate risk and dynamically apply risk-based security policies to protect endpoints. Testing focused on ease of deployment and management and the simplification of the user experience.

Topics: Cybersecurity Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI Enterprise Mobility