Author Profile

Peter Firstbrook

Peter Firstbrook

Distinguished VP Analyst

26 years at Gartner,  29 years' experience

Location:  ON Canada  |  Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Mr Firstbrook utilizes his 25+ years of experience as an industry analyst to help clients improve their security posture to defend and respond to malicious attacks. As a Distinguished VP Analyst, Mr. Firstbrook is responsible for endpoint protection platform ("EPP"), Endpoint Detection and Remediation ("EDR"), extended detection and response (XDR), Security vendor consolidation, and Workspace Security. He is also the lead Analyst for Cisco Systems inc. He helps companies implement best practices, select strategic technologies and buysmart quote reviews.


Previous Experience

Before joining Meta Group in May 1997, Mr. Firstbrook worked as a financial analyst, implemented retail and branch office networks, developed software for tax reporting/invoicing programs, and was a database administrator.

Professional Background

  • Meta Group, Sr. Research Analyst, 8 years
  • Syndication Monitors, Financial Analyst/Marketing Director, 5 years
  • Yorkminister Financial, Database/Network Administrator, 3 years


  • B.A., Economics, University of Western Ontario
  • B.S., Computer Science, American Institute, Delta Epsilon Tau honors
  • Canadian Securities Diploma, Canadian Securities Institute