Analyst Profile

Peter Firstbrook

Peter Firstbrook

VP Analyst

23 years at Gartner ,  25 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Peter Firstbrook helps companies with tools and strategies to prevent malware infections, hacking and phishing attacks. As a Research VP with Gartner, Mr. Firstbrook is responsible for all topics related to the endpoint protection platform ("EPP"), Endpoint Detection and Remediation ("EDR"), Secure Web Gateways ("SWG") and Secure Email gateways ("SEG"). He helps companies implement best practices for preventing malware infections and select strategic technologies, vendors and solutions and negotiate the best deal.

Areas of Coverage

  • Security & Privacy


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



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