Analyst Profile

Lawrence Orans

Lawrence Orans

Research VP

20 years at Gartner ,  33 years industry experience
Stamford, CT USA


Roles and Responsibilities

Lawrence Orans focuses on network security research. He assists chief information security officers and their direct reports in developing network-based strategies for mitigating security threats. He is the lead author for Gartner's Secure Web Gateway Magic Quadrant. He also helps clients develop strategies, select solutions and develop incident response plans to help enterprises mitigate the impact of DDoS attacks.

Areas of Coverage

  • Security & Privacy

Background

Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner in 1997, Mr. Orans held systems engineering positions at IBM, 3Com and Bay Networks (via Wellfleet Communications), where he worked with enterprises on designing and implementing secure network infrastructures.

Professional Background

3Com, Systems Engineer, 2 years
Bay Networks, Systems Engineer, 3 years
IBM, Programmer / Systems Engineer, 9 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Golden Quill, Gartner, 2014
Thought Leadership, Gartner, 2015

Education

B.S., Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
M.B.A., Stern School of Business at New York University

Languages

English