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Robert Ayoub

Research Director

Robert Ayoub

Research Director

Rob Ayoub is a Research Director in IDC's Security Products program. In this role he provides thought leadership and guidance for clients on a wide range of security products ranging from traditional Network Security products such as firewall, IPS, and UTM to emerging products designed to protect the cloud and the Internet of Thing (IoT).  Rob is also responsible for research and analysis around a wide range of evolving security markets, including forensics and security and vulnerability management SVM).


Rob has extensive experience in the security industry, with over 10 years as an industry analyst and several years in solutions marketing for a security vendor.  


  • Frequently quoted analyst in trade publications, and has spoken at numerous conferences including RSA
  • Actively involved in industry initiatives and education in his community
  • Served on the board of his local ISSA
  • Mentor for Cyber Patriot, the National Youth Cyber Education Program.

Rob lives and works out of San Antonio, TX.


Occurring at an unspecified time between May and July 2017, Equifax, a leading credit reporting agency, experienced a substantial breach in security, potentially compromising the data of 143 million U.S. residents. While the number of breac...
On July 6, 2017, Symantec announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to buy Fireglass (an Israel-based browser isolation solution), and a few days later, Symantec announced its intention to buy mobile protection vendor Skycur...
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This IDC Market Note discusses IDC's impression of the 2017 Black Hat conference. The Black Hat conference is typically geared at a much more technically savvy security crowd and has both training and briefing components. This year's show h...
This IDC study presents a five-year forecast for the worldwide DDoS prevention products and services market. This study updates the previous forecast published in Worldwide DDoS Prevention Products and Services Forecast, 2016–2020 (IDC #US4...
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IDC at RSA 2017 - Security and Digital Transformation

Feb 15, 2017 - San Francisco, CA United States

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Security 2017 Predictions

Dec 07, 2016 - Framingham, MA United States