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2019 Strategic Imperatives for Security Product Managers

Published: 22 August 2019

ID: G00391689

Analyst(s): Ruggero Contu


The IT security industry is challenged by a new type of converged security buyer, a skills shortage, growing cloud-based delivery and excessive AI “hype.” Security product managers must address these issues in product planning, product development and product introduction to succeed in this market.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Four Key Trends and Imperatives for Security Product Managers
    • Trend 1 — Converging IT, OT, IoT and Physical Environments Force Security Practitioners to Redefine Their Security Responsibilities, Processes and Tools Architecture
    • Trend 2 — Attacks Are Becoming More Sophisticated but Enterprises Face a Chronic Lack of Security Skills
    • Trend 3 — The Shift to a Cloud-Based Computing Model Has Created a New Growth Market Opportunity
    • Trend 4 — Buyers Will Give Value to Artificial Intelligence Features When Practical Demonstration of Its Benefits Is Offered

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