Key Takeaways from Gartner’s Security and Risk Management Summit – Part 2

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More Notes and Takeaways from Gartner’s Security and Risk Management Summit

This is the second post in a  series about “things that I observed and learned at the Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit”. In this post I will focus on some “product” aspects of the conference. (Missed the first blog? See it here)

Gartner provides information technology related insights, advice and guidance based on heavy market research. Very seldom do they provide specific product recommendations typically reserved for publications and magazines, (see SC Magazine review of Centra), independent bloggers and professional services companies.

In my opinion this actually works well, as Gartner analysts are able to collect information and feedback from inquiry sessions and other engagements that each analyst is conducting with various customers.

During the conference, key analysts list only the very high level requirements for emerging technology solutions that customers should look for when making a technology-driven buying decision. One exception was made during the opening keynote session when Neil McDonald defined overall product requirements, listed under “The five things that you should demand from vendors”.

If you are a frequent reader of our blog and Twitter feed, (thanks mom !) you are probably familiar with how Centra is addressing those requirements:

Gartner advice for product capabilities GuardiCore Centra capabilities
Open API Centra is built on native REST API that allows automation and integration for both management functions and data exports. Every product capability that is available via the UI is also supported via REST API. In addition, industry standard APIs are used for common integration tasks with IT and security products.
Support Modern IT Practices GuardiCore, the company, was born in the cloud. Centra, our flagship product was made for the cloud and as such it was designed to assist and be used by DevOps and DevSecOps teams, supporting complete automation, rapid deployment and cloud extensibility.
Support Adaptive Policies Understanding the unique security challenges of the cloud and the modern data center, Centra’s policies are not based on static rules and ACL. In contrast to traditional security solutions, its policy engines are  designed to address the elastic nature of one’s cloud including real time changes in East-West workload provisioning.
Full access to data without penalty Centra’s architecture was designed to be non-intrusive. It doesn’t  introduce latency or consume expensive production resources. It can scale up and support any environment at any size.   
Use multiple detection methods The GuardiCore team was among the first to identify that current best practice security detection methods are no longer adequate for the cloud. Centra includes several detection methods based on policies, dynamic deception, reputation, anomaly analysis and more.

In addition to providing general guidelines for every security solution, Gartner analysts provided guidance and recommendations for products that are listed in the “top technologies for security in 2017. Out of the top technologies Gartner mentioned, GuardiCore Centra is mentioned in 4 different security technologies sections:

  1. Cloud Workload Protection Platforms
  2. Deception
  3. Microsegmentation
  4. Container Security

Other categories include

  1. Remote Browser
  2. Network Traffic Analysis
  3. Managed Detection and Response
  4. Software-Defined Perimeters
  5. Cloud Access Security Brokers
  6. OSS Security Scanning and Software Composition Analysis for DevSecOps

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