Gartner Expert

Jon Amato

Sr Director Analyst

Jon Amato is a Sr. Director Analyst in the Gartner for Technical Professionals Security Technology and Infrastructure team, focusing on endpoint protection, endpoint detection and response and secure web gateway technologies.

Previous experience

Mr. Amato has more than 17 years of experience with IT Security vendors, in roles ranging from hands-on work in security incident response, secure email design, endpoint protection implementation, penetration testing, and audit. In addition, Mr. Amato worked as a product manager in the endpoint protection space.

Most recently, Mr. Amato worked as a lead implementation consultant for an endpoint protection vendor, managing a team of consultants performing application control, endpoint detection and response, and next-generation antivirus product implementations throughout the EMEA region.

Professional background

Carbon Black

Lead Technical Services Consultant

BigFix

Product Manager

IBM Security Systems

Technical Product Manager

Areas of coverage

Security Operations for Technical Professionals

Security and Risk Management Programs for Technical Professionals

Security Technology and Infrastructure for Technical Professionals

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Protecting enterprise environments against the threat of advanced malware

2Enabling secure web usage

3Defending the enterprise against ransomware attacks

4Using endpoint detection and response (EDR) tools

5Assessing and managing vulnerabilities in enterprise hosts and applications.