I'm Joining Securonix

Published on August 31, 2020

By Augusto Barros, Vice President of Solutions, Securonix

 

I’m very happy to announce today I’m starting my journey with Securonix!

I’ve spent the last five years working as an industry analyst, talking to thousands of clients and vendors about their challenges and solutions on security operations. During this time I was able to identify many of common pain points and what vendors have been doing to address them. Some with success, some not much.

Helping clients as an analyst is a great job. It gives you tremendous visibility into their challenges. But it is also somewhat limited into how much you can help them. So I ended up with many ideas and things I’d like to do, but with no right channel to provide them.

That’s why I chose to join Securonix. Securonix has a great platform to deliver many capabilities that organizations need to tackle their threat detection and response problems. I first came into contact with Securonix before my Gartner life, and have been watching it grow and evolve since then. When we produced an UEBA solutions comparison, back in 2016, it was the best one of the batch. But it didn’t stop there.

A few years ago Gartner said SIEM and UEBA would eventually converge. Securonix didn’t miss the trend. Actually, it was one of the main drivers. UEBA vendors first appeared in the SIEM Magic Quadrant back in 2017. Securonix was already there as a Visionary. Actually it was the vendor with the most complete vision at that time. Since then it managed to improve its ability to execute, becoming one of the leaders in the space. It hasn’t missed the major trends since then, adding important capabilities and quickly adapting to offer a great cloud SIEM solution.

Good tools are extremely important to anyone who wants to make a dent on the incredible threat detection and response challenges we face. I’m excited to help with the evolution of the best security operations and analytics platform available today. You can watch this great journey here, on Linkedin and on Twitter (@apbarros).