RESEARCH PAPER: Zero Trust – Five Steps For Enterprise IT

By Matt Kimball, Patrick Moorhead - June 19, 2023

Although enterprise organizations are spending more on securing their most precious assets, they are more vulnerable than ever. Every day seems to bring a new cybersecurity headline, and every IT professional knows the real and present danger under which they work. Hackers are more emboldened than ever, and their job has never been easier.

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Table Of Contents:

  • Situation Analysis
  • The Threat Landscape Is Ever Changing And Never As Expected
  • AI Introduces Complexity And Simplicity
  • Enterprise Is More Challenged Than Ever
  • The Path To A Trusted Environment
  • HPE’s History Of Hardware-Based Security
  • Summary
  • Figure 1: The Devastating Effects Of Cybercrime
  • Figure 2: IT Investments Not Paying Off
  • Figure 3: Compute Ops Management security Capabilities


Companies Cited:

  • HPE
  • Microsoft
  • Palo Alto Networks
  • SolarWinds
  • VMware
Matthew Kimball

Matt Kimball is a Moor Insights & Strategy senior datacenter analyst covering servers and storage. Matt’s 25 plus years of real-world experience in high tech spans from hardware to software as a product manager, product marketer, engineer and enterprise IT practitioner.  This experience has led to a firm conviction that the success of an offering lies, of course, in a profitable, unique and targeted offering, but most importantly in the ability to position and communicate it effectively to the target audience.

Patrick Moorhead

Patrick founded the firm based on his real-world world technology experiences with the understanding of what he wasn’t getting from analysts and consultants. Ten years later, Patrick is ranked #1 among technology industry analysts in terms of “power” (ARInsights)  in “press citations” (Apollo Research). Moorhead is a contributor at Forbes and frequently appears on CNBC. He is a broad-based analyst covering a wide variety of topics including the cloud, enterprise SaaS, collaboration, client computing, and semiconductors. He has 30 years of experience including 15 years of executive experience at high tech companies (NCR, AT&T, Compaq, now HP, and AMD) leading strategy, product management, product marketing, and corporate marketing, including three industry board appointments.