Nikul Patel is a Director Analyst on the Endpoint Security team covering Endpoint Protection Platforms (EPP), specifically Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) and Extended Detection and Response (XDR) technology, to include market trends and vendors.
Nikul uses his experience to help Gartner clients improve their cyber security posture, protect against malware and ransomware attacks, implement endpoint protection best practices, and make strategic technology investments. Nikul's experience in solution architecture, technical sales, and engineering, overlaid with his experience working with global organizations, offers a valuable perspective to support the needs of Gartner clients.
Before joining Gartner Nikul was a Cybersecurity Solutions Architect at CyberProof responsible for advising clients across the BFSI, logistics, and education sectors regarding the integration of managed security services (MDR, MEDR) to manage risk. He brings twenty years of experience in the networking and security domain, out of which the last eight years has been in the MSP space providing presales consultancy around Wide Area Networking, Cloud Connectivity and Security strategy. Nikul holds a Masters in Networking and Internet Systems and holds industry certifications including CCNP R&S, CCNA Security, ITIL as well as many vendor certifications.
Nikul worked as a Cybersecurity Solutions Architect at CyberProof responsible for advising clients across the BFSI, logistics, and education sectors regarding the integration of managed security services (MDR, MEDR) to manage risk
Security Solutions Architect
Senior Network Engineer
MSc, Networking and Internet Systems, Lancaster University- UK
BSc, Computer Science, Sardar Patel University- India
1Planning and selecting Endpoint Protection Platform technology, including EDR/XDR
2Protecting and securing remote and hybrid workforce from cyber threats
3Evaluating vendor managed service
4Defense against malware and ransomware attacks