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PANW  // Posts tagged as "PANW"

Tech Trends: The Cloud Burns the Firewall Myth and More in Big IT

Research Question: Have the multifunction firewall vendors been selling ineffective equipment at high prices while cloud computing and remote worker access have been rapidly expanding? Have whole classes of proprietary networking products become obsolete as clients increasingly subscribe to cloud-based services? Companies: AMZN, CHKP, CRWD, CTXS, DELL, FTNT, GOOG/GOOGL, HPE, IBM, MSFT, PANW, VMW By: John […]

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Tech Trends: Big Cloud Fuels VC Delusions of Grandeur and a Bubble

Research Question: Has the expansion of global mass-scale cloud hosting, especially by AWS, eliminated the tech startup barrier to entry, to the point at which VC-funded ideas that are unlikely to ever make a profit still are able to go to market in hopes of unicorn IPOs? Companies: AMZN, FEYE, GOOG/GOOGL, GRUB, LYFT, MSFT, PANW, UBER […]

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Tech Trends: Cloud AI Poised to Wreck the IT Security Business Model

Research Question: How is the rapid expansion of AI affecting the cybersecurity market and the next-gen firewall makers that traditionally have bundled everything into their products? Companies: AMZN, BB, CBLK, CHKP, CRWD, CSCO, FEYE, FSCT, FTNT, IBM, JNPR, MSFT, PANW, PFPT, SYMC By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Key Findings The […]

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Tech Trends: Sales-Focused IT Security “Pathetic” As Attacks Skyrocket

Research Question: Are organized hackers stepping up attacks against U.K. and U.S. targets amid Brexit preparations and other political turmoil? Can leading IT security vendors keep up? Companies: CHKP, FEYE, FTNT, JNPR, PANW, SPLK, SYMC   By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Key Findings Editor’s Note: John Harrington has been reporting from […]

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Tech Trends: 5G Gives Security Vendors a New Growth Opportunity

Research Question: Which effect will mass access from the introduction of 5G mobility have on network transport, data security and data management? Companies: AMZN, CHKP, CSCO, FTNT, MSFT, NOK, PANW, QCOM, VZ   By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Key Findings The construction of 5G networks is going to move into […]

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Tech Trends: Part 1: Data and Disruption Will Be Everywhere in 2019

Research Question: What areas of information technology will be the focus for making money in 2019? Which trends will present opportunity or pain in the industry? Companies: AAPL, AMT, AMZN, ARRS, CCI, CSCO, CTXS, DELL, DVMT, GOOG/GOOGL, HPE, IBM, MSFT, NTAP, PANW, PSTG, RHT, SBAC, VMW, ZAYO By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf) […]

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Tech Trends: Palo Alto Networks’ Channel Practices, Commissions Questioned (PANW)

Research Question: Can a shakeup of its NextWave channel partner program and a heavy push to market itself as a hybrid cloud security company help Palo Alto Networks stave off competition and post sustained growth so that it can finally turn a profit? Companies: AMZN, CHKP, FTNT, GOOG/GOOGL, MSFT, PANW By: John Harrington Click here to […]

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Tech Trends: Big Three Firewall Firms Face Upcoming Container Chaos (CHKP, FTNT, PANW)

Research Question: Can Check Point, Palo Alto Networks and Fortinet successfully transition to become major cloud security providers without exposing their revenue to increasing risk? Companies: AMZN, CHKP, FTNT, GOOG/GOOGL, IBM, MSFT, PANW, RHT   By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Key Findings In a word, “No.” A new industry is rapidly […]

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Tech Trends: IT Security Market Is Being Wrecked by Overabundance of Players

Research Question: Are there already too many cyber security vendors in business, with more startups arriving all the time? If so, how do the leading publicly traded companies maintain share, let alone growth? Companies: AMZN, CHKP, CSCO, FFIV, FTNT, GOOG/GOOGL, IBM, JNPR, MSFT, PANW, PFPT, RPD, VMW, ZS By: John Harrington Click here to download report […]

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Tech Trends: IT Vendors Squeeze Channel Partners As Sales Tighten Due to the Cloud

Research Question: Are IT vendors changing terms among their channel resellers in order to collect more sales revenue at the expense of long-time partners as a result of competition from the major cloud providers? Companies: AMZN, CHKP, CSCO, DVMT, FFIV, FTNT, GOOG/GOOGL, HPE, IBM, JNPR, MSFT, ORCL, PANW   By: John Harrington Click here to download […]

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