What we do

Founded in the UK at the end of 2016, HardenStance is a leading industry analyst firm providing trusted research, analysis and insight in telecom and IT security.

HardenStance publishes some of the best independent analyst reports on the cyber security market. In the case of custom reports released in the public domain, clients since 2017 include Deutsche Telekom, SecBI, Fortinet, Gemalto, Palo Alto Networks, Nokia, Symantec, KPN, F5 Networks and Juniper Networks.

During  the 12 months to September 2019, key areas of HardenStance’s research focus have included Network Traffic Analysis (NTA); 5G security; managed security services; the use of AI in enterprise security; home network security; security at the service provider edge; zero trust enterprise security; security in public clouds; security imperatives for telcos undergoing digital transformation; playbook-driven cyber security; the UK managed security services market; SS7 security;  and open standards for network security testing.

Principal Analyst, Patrick Donegan, is a well known cyber security speaker, delivering incisive talks to private and public audiences. In the year to September  2019, Patrick has given talks at public events hosted by KPN, ETSI, TM Forum, Nokia, NetNumber; Fortinet, SecBI, Adva Optical and Palo Alto Networks.

HardenStance is also a strong advocate of industry collaboration in cyber security. HardenStance openly supports the work of key industry associations, organizations and SDOs including NetSecOPEN, AMTSO, The Cyber Threat Alliance, ETSI, the GSM Association and TM Forum. HardenStance has published research on the important work of a number of these organizations and spoken at some of their events.

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