Research Manager, Security Products and Services
Directions 2012 (U.S) Participating Analysts
Security Products and Services
John Grady is a Research Manager with IDC’s Security Products group. In this role, Mr. Grady conducts primary research on the Network Security market in order to develop accurate forecasts and insightful analysis for clients. His main areas of focus include Firewall, VPN, Intrusion Detection and Prevention and Unified Threat Management technologies. Additionally, Mr. Grady is responsible for the accurate and timely delivery of IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Security Appliance Tracker, which provides clients with valuable geographic, product line and vendor market share data across the hardware segments of the Network, Web, and Messaging security markets.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Grady was an analyst in the Pricing Evaluation Service at IDC, where he provided clients with tactical pricing data on servers, workstations, desktops and notebooks. Previous to that he was part of the Infrastructure Channels program at IDC, focusing on the go-to-market strategies of IT vendors, especially from an indirect perspective. This included but was not limited to distribution agreements, reseller relationships and strategic vendor alliances.
As an analyst, Mr. Grady has been quoted in publications such as Network World, CSO, eWeek, and Investor’s Business Daily among others.
Mr. Grady holds a B.A. in History from Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island.