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Principal Analyst, Enterprise Mob...

Local Address: Newton, Massachusetts, United States
Current Analysis Inc.
21335 Signal Hill Plaza Suite 200
Sterling, Virginia 20164
United States

Company Description: Current Analysis is the fastest-growing and most innovative provider of in-depth, real-time competitive intelligence and competitive response solutions. The firm...   more
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Employment History

Education

  • MBA , Market Research
    Georgia State University
  • BA
    Tufts University
  • MBA , Marketing
    Georgia State University
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Kathryn ...
itconnection.currentanalysis.com, 23 April 2014 [cached]
Kathryn Weldon Research Director, Business Network and IT Services
Kathryn Weldon | Current Analysis Analyst Profile
www.currentanalysis.com, 26 Nov 2013 [cached]
Kathryn Weldon
Research Director, Business Network and IT Services - Americas Enterprise Mobility Practice Lead kweldon@currentanalysis.com Office: +1 617 969 5501
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Kathryn Weldon As Research Director for Business Network Services in the Americas, Kathryn brings over twenty years of expertise in the telecommunications industry to Current Analysis, and has been with the company for nine years. In her current capacity, she is responsible for driving and managing the strategy, content and direction of the U.S. business services analyst team. Weldon also remains the Mobile IT/Enterprise Mobility Services Practice lead, analyzing events, companies, products and technologies within the US and global mobile enterprise services and solutions space.
Prior to Current Analysis, Weldon served as founder and Principal Analyst of Weldon Research. During this time, she provided her clients with research and analysis on diverse aspects of the telecommunications industry. Her client list included General Dynamics, Predictive Systems, The Yankee Group, Current Analysis, Blue Javelin, and Pioneer Consulting.
Weldon has also served as the Director of Market Intelligence at Predictive Systems, a network consulting company where she was responsible for the management of market research and analyst relations. In addition, Weldon served as a Program Manager in the Communications Services module for The Yankee Group as primary analyst for the data communications services of U.S. incumbent service providers, focusing on Wide Area Network services, managed services and network consulting and integration. Weldon began her career at Cox Communications, as a Manager of Market Research in Cox's business communications group. Weldon has a BA from Tufts University and an MBA in Market Research from Georgia State University.
Weldon Research Home Page
www.weldonresearch.com, 27 Dec 2013 [cached]
Biography of Kathryn Weldon
Kathryn Weldon is an experienced and well-known industry analyst, with an MBA in Marketing from Georgia State University. She has extensive experience in market research and analysis, as well as marketing communications and product management, within the IT and networking professional services, data communications, and computer hardware and software industries. She has been frequently quoted in industry trade press articles and client web sites and press releases.
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Kathryn Weldon
Weldon Research
617-332-1626 (Voice)
617-332-2072 (Fax)
About Us | IT Connection from Current Analysis
itconnection.currentanalysis.com, 23 April 2014 [cached]
Kathryn Weldon Research Director, Business Network and IT Services
Loss, Theft Still No. 1 Threat To Mobile Data - Netfast Communications
www.netfast.com, 1 Oct 2013 [cached]
Kathryn Weldon, principal analyst of enterprise mobility with Sterling, Va.-based research firm Current Analysis, however, said the key isn't protecting just the device, but implementing end-to-end solutions that secure the network and devices at three different levels.
First, Weldon said, companies need to secure corporate servers and the perimeter with firewalls, and antispam and antivirus protection. Second, she said, businesses must ensure their carrier or any middleware is secure with end-to-end encryption. Lastly, the device itself should be updated with additional encryption, authentication and some form of network policy management.
That's where several enterprises fall short because they use just one or two of the three options, Weldon said. She said most companies also must set corporate policies to determine who can log onto the network, what information they can access and what security updates are necessary so they don't infect the network.
"To think you're protected at the corporate site with just firewalls and antivirus is naÏve," she said.
But, Weldon said, companies have wised up and are now looking for ways to secure on all three levels.
"The IT department is actually starting to take this stuff seriously," she said. "They're asking whether you protect at the perimeter or protect at the device. You need to do it at both ends."
Weldon said similar to Pointsec, vendors like Credent and Bluefire Security Technologies also offer device-based encryption and authentication tools that work well as an additional layer.
"There are companies out there saying, 'Why don't we just encrypt everything,'" she said.
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One thing hindering solid device and mobile network security, Weldon said, is the fragmentation between carriers, vendors and resellers on which level they protect. Some focus on devices, others focus on the network, while still there are carriers and middleware providers that put their focus somewhere else. Trying to tie all three into one bundle is frustrating, costly and time consuming for IT professionals, she said.
"From an enterprise perspective, why do you have to go to three people or more to protect from end-to-end? Weldon asked. "There's got to be more integration in this market."
Weldon said some system integrators have taken advantage of the open market and have paired with vendors and carries to offer three levels of protection, but it's still in its infancy.
"They're not going to re-invent the wheel," she said, "but carriers are partnering with third parties to integrate at all the enterprise levels.
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