Analyst Profile

Lawrence Orans

Lawrence Orans

Managing Vice President

26 years at Gartner,  40 years industry experience

Location:  Stamford, CT USA  | Language(s):  English

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. Mr. Orans is the lead author for Gartner's Secure Web Gateway Magic Quadrant. He also helps drive Gartner's SASE research and Zero Trust research.


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


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

Industry Awards/Accolades

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

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