Gartner Expert

Dale Koeppen

Sr Director Analyst

Dale Koeppen is a Senior Director Analyst on Gartner's Infrastructure Protection team, helping Security and Risk Management leaders navigate the complex methodologies and processes of cloud and network security while meeting the desired business objectives.

Specific research areas include Zero Trust strategies and approaches and Security Services Edge.

Previous experience

Dale has over 20 years field experience in networking and security with a significant portion of his career spent working in the integration space balancing client requirements to vendor and product offerings and capabilities. His IT career started out in the mid 90s and was solidified when he moved into field of network engineering in 1998 and from there it naturally progressed into the field of IT security in 2005 where his knowledge was cemented in architectural concepts like Firewalling, Encryption, Segmentation and Identity. His roles have taken him from hands-on field engineering to pre-sales engineering, to strategic and tactical cybersecurity consulting for businesses.

Professional background


Cyber Security Consultant

Dimension Data

Consulting Solutions Architect - Security

Anixter/Netstar (Logicalis)

Network Engineer

Areas of coverage

Cloud and Edge Infrastructure

Infrastructure Security

Cybersecurity Leadership

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Zero Trust strategy with focus on approach, adoption and execution

2Security Services Edge market place, business approach and deployment methodology

3General cloud security, high level approach and tooling for IaaS, PaaS and SaaS