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Prateek Bhajanka

Sr Principal Analyst

Prateek Bhajanka is a Senior Principal Analyst for the IT Leaders (ITL) constituency, focusing on Security and Risk Management for Gartner Research. Mr. Bhajanka's areas of research include Endpoint protection platforms/Endpoint detection and response (EPP/EDR), malware and ransomware prevention, etc. His key tasks encompass creating high-quality, actionable and consumable written research and give clients insights and advice on various security problems they face.

Mr. Bhajanka also helps organizations save money on new contracts and renewals on endpoint protection platforms and endpoint detection and response.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Bhajanka worked as Vice President for Product Management at Qualys, Cybersecurity Consultant with Deloitte India on consulting, advisory and assurance engagements. His primary work included vulnerability assessment and penetration testing, application security testing, security configuration assessments, ISO 27001 compliance, etc.

Prior to Deloitte, he worked with Accenture in Application Support and Technology and Workforce Enablement. Mr. Bhajanka has led various initiatives in his previous organizations which led to significant cost savings and process improvements. He served clients from various domains like BFSI, education, hospitality, energy exchange, pharmaceutical, Indian public sector and IT/ITES. He is an information security stalwart with an M.B.A. in Information Security Management specialization.

Professional background

Accenture Services

Software Engineer

Deloitte Touche & Tohmatsu India

ERS Consultant

Qualys

VP, Product Management

Areas of coverage

Security Operations

Infrastructure Security

Education

M.B.A., IT Business Management With Information Security Management Specialization, SCIT, Pune

B.E., Electronics and Telecommunication, University of Pune, Pune

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Helping organizations in choosing strategic endpoint protection platforms and endpoint detection and response (EPP/EDR) vendors and implementing best practices

2Review for RFP for EPP/EDR

3Review pricing contracts for EPP/EDR

4Ransomware best practices protection, prevention and detection