Garrett Bekker is a Principal Research Analyst in the Information Security Channel at 451 Research, a part of S&P Global Market Intelligence. He has viewed enterprise security from a variety of perspectives over the past 20 years. Garrett started his career in security as an equity research analyst at several investment banking firms, most recently Merrill Lynch, where he covered information security, infrastructure software and networking companies. Garrett has also worked with early stage enterprise security vendors in sales and marketing roles, including Bat Blue (acquired by OPAQ Networks). Prior to joining 451 Research, he also worked at a boutique investment bank focused on M&A and fundraising for small-to-midsized technology companies.