Gartner Expert

Ian McShane

Research Director

Ian McShane is a Research Director/Analyst in Gartner Research's Security and Risk Management group. Mr. McShane's area of expertise includes endpoint protection platforms (EPP), endpoint detection and response (EDR), and he assists organizations in choosing strategic vendors, security products and services, and implementing best practices. He leads the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms, and researches topics such as the impact of emerging technologies for security operations, breach detection and incident response.

Previous experience

Mr. McShane has almost two decades of experience in operational IT and security and risk planning, for enterprises, service providers, and software vendors. Prior to joining Gartner, he led Global Product Marketing and Product Management teams at Symantec for over 11 years, with a focus on email security, web security, endpoint security, and advanced threat protection.

Professional background


Director, Global Product Marketing/Product Management

Cobweb Solutions

Systems Admin

Areas of coverage

Endpoint and Mobile Security (retired)

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1How do we reduce the number of endpoint infections?

2How do we evaluate the different endpoint protection platforms?

3How can I improve the detection of endpoint security events?

4How can I improve my security strategies and policies for the modern digital business world?

5How much should we pay for endpoint protection or EDR?

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