VMware intends to integrate networking and security functionality across physical and virtual data centers, edge networks, and cloud environments. Firewall vendors have reason to be wary of VMware's effort to displace NGFWs.
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Principal Analyst, Security Operations
Eric supports Omdia's Cybersecurity Accelerator research practice, guiding vendor, service provider, and enterprise clients. He provides thought-leading analysis and contributes to custom research. His specializations include enterprise security operations (SecOps) and enterprise infrastructure security technology, with a focus on enterprise network security and security architecture integration.
Eric has been covering, researching, or speaking on topics related to enterprise information technology for approximately 20 years.
Prior to joining Omdia (formerly Ovum) in 2019, Eric spent four years at GlobalData, where he was responsible for tracking and analyzing the enterprise network security product segment as well as the top-tier enterprise security vendor technology and strategy.
Eric previously spent approximately 15 years as a technology journalist and a multimedia editor at leading B2B publisher, TechTarget, most recently serving as executive editor for the Security Media Group. He is a nine-time ASBPE award winner, the B2B publishing industry's most prestigious award for excellence.
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