Posted on May 26, 2021
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Leaving Forrester Research wasn’t a decision I took lightly; I love the people there and our efforts were having some impact on how the industry was collectively moving to a better state as Zero Trust expanded globally. In my role at Forrester, I was fortunate enough to have access to and conversations with a variety of stellar leaders who saw the benefits of strategic alignment for their security technology. I was blessed with great leadership that had my back and let me run with the initiatives and efforts around Zero Trust, even when I pushed the envelope a bit further than was probably comfortable for them, it was honestly a good place to be. I could see that what we were working on was helping organizations and that in my time there the conversation was trending in the right way toward a better collective position for organizational security.
But I was also conflicted. I am a practitioner, a “doer”, and I wasn’t “doing” what I was preaching. I was covering and analyzing hundreds of companies that were all pushing the boundaries of technology to help businesses achieve a better end state but there I was, removed from the action and unable to “do” much more than write about it. And it honestly bothered me. I wanted to “do” more, and that meant finding a company that had the technological capabilities that met with where the overall market was trending, wasn’t anchored to their past practices or technology, and where there was real potential to help customers operate more securely while not making it about just selling “more” security.
After looking at hundreds of potential vendors that had solutions that I thought could meet that need, and that also had a leadership team that seemed to believe in the strategic value of Zero Trust, I came across Ericom. There are several compelling reasons that drove me to move on from Forrester and join the team here:
I know that the market is changing globally, the data, the facts, the trends all show us that. Security is no longer a nice to have, it is a must-have. I see that Ericom has the technology to help businesses and users be more secure while removing the issues we commonly face in security adoption, which will help tip the scales in the favor of better security for businesses. By working to enable customers invest in a strategically aligned security stack that is focused on operationalizing security controls, and alleviating the problems around security use for everyone, I know there will be a positive impact on the industry that will help Ericom customers gain an edge and get back to work.
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