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Dealing with the Security Vendor Merry-Go-Round

I had the opportunity to listen to a number of security vendors pitch their stuff and some of the recent Merry-Go-Round sounds pretty impressive until you start digging into it. Here are a few of the stories with names and specifics redacted to protect the innocent.

Vendor One

This provider of security stuff energized their strategy around machine learning and data science and made it the centerpiece of their products. And, truth be told, it's actually quite a good strategy.

I'm not sure about the execution as I did not have the opportunity to get my fingers, hands, and brain dirty playing with the stuff and have not had the opportunity to talk with some of their customers who've had the opportunity to do likewise. What I don't know is whether any customers have yet used it as the vendor would not provide any insight into customer uses: usually not a good sign. I sure hope they move to reality soon.

So, I'll pass on judging where along the path this vendor is in transforming what has been a pile of disconnected point products into something that can be powered by patterns found in data. But, I'm hoping they get there.

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