Nat Smith

Nat Smith

Sr Director Analyst
Nat Smith is a Senior Director security analyst in the Technology and Service Provider (TSP) division of Gartner, researching emerging technology and trends (ETT) for technology product leaders. Mr. Smith researches technology, markets and trends impacting network security especially artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). This focus includes secure access services edge (SASE), network detection and response (NDR), firewalls (enterprise and UTM), firewall-as-a-service (FWaaS), secure web gateways (SWG), zero trust network access (ZTNA), microsegmentation, IPS, advanced threats and cloud security. He has more than 20 years of high-tech experience in product leadership positions with security, networking and communications vendors including AT&T, Fortinet, Intel, McAfee, Palm, Riverbed, Symantec and T-Mobile.
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Tuesday, July 20, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM EDT
Ask the Expert: AI in Security — From Roadmaps to GTM Plans for Product Leaders

Is AI on your security roadmap? Are you planning a new launch with security AI technology? Come with your questions and let’s talk through technology trends and GTM fumbles as companies plan for AI to sell their products for them.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 / 02:15 PM - 02:45 PM EDT
Launching a New Offering into an Evolving Security Market — A SASE Case Study

SASE is one of the hottest new security products and markets, but it is so new that buyers do not have budgets, organizations do not have people aligned to the use case, and investors and potential competitors are not sure how big this opportunity is. Come and learn how to navigate these waters whether you are launching a security product or a new offering into any other market that is not yet mature.

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