Gartner Expert

Sid Deshpande

Sr Director Analyst

Siddharth Deshpande is a Senior Director covering cybersecurity technologies and services. His specific focus is on emerging technologies within cloud security and managed security services.

Mr. Deshpande advises product leaders at technology providers on these topics to help them design a successful product strategy.

Broad areas of topical coverage include:

- Managed security services (MSS): Skills shortages and technology complexity associated with security monitoring initiatives are causing security buyers to leverage managed security service providers (MSSPs) to better detect and respond to security incidents.

- Managed Detection and Response (MDR): A new type of managed services in security that enables buyers to significantly improve their threat detection, incident response and continuous-monitoring capabilities.

- Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB) and Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM): As organizations move more applications and infrastructure to the cloud, they need to make informed risk-based decisions about securing their cloud deployments. CASB and CSPM are an emerging areas that help organizations secure their usage of cloud environments.

Mr. Deshpande's research helps product leaders and Tech CEOs improve product planning, strategy, messaging, differentiation as well as corporate development.

In addition to product leaders, he also regularly advises CISOs and CIOs on security topics through written research, client inquiries and presentations at Gartner Summits and Symposia.

Previous experience

Before joining Gartner, Mr. Deshpande's focus was on driving research and advisory projects in the information technology and telecom markets. Key information technology domains he worked on included server virtualization, cloud computing and security.

Professional background

Manthan Services

Research Analyst


Senior Business Analyst

Areas of coverage

Product Strategy and Launch for Tech CEOs

Product Planning

Messaging and Differentiation

Strategize Long-Term Growth

Product Portfolio Leadership


Bachelor's degree, Electronics Engineering

Security Industry Certification: CompTIA Security+, CCSP - Certified Cloud Security Professional

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1What are the best practices behind creating a solid feature and function product roadmap?

2What are the best practices in analyzing the competitive landscape?

3What is the current real addressable market for my product, and how can I expand it?

4How do I differentiate the product to gain competitive advantage?

5How can I exploit features and functions of my product with service elements/activities and value-added content streams?