As a manager for the Security Appliance Program, Fouchereau specializes in monitoring the security server appliance market in Western Europe and maintains IDC's extensive tracker product for this technology. Specific technology focus areas include network security (including unified threat management, firewall, IDP) and content management appliances. Of particular focus for Fouchereau is the development, evolution, and penetration of this technology and the approaches vendors are taking to stimulate adoption both at channel and end-user level.
Fouchereau also provides insight and thought leadership in the areas of security related to the Internet of Things (IoT), how it will evolve and what will drive and shape this very wide segment of IT.
Fouchereau joined IDC from a manufacturing industry company, where he specialized in market research consultancy. Within this role he handled go-to-market projects for a variety of products and vendors, focusing on the French and Italian markets. He also maintained processor databooks and the organization's market profiling tools.
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