IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Managed Security Services 2014 Vendor Assessment
In the inaugural IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Managed Security Services 2014 Vendor Assessment report, CSC has been named a “leader.” According to the study, CSC is viewed as the leading provider in the “strategies” axis, and as one of the firms with the greatest capability in global managed security services. IDC compared numerous MSS vendors in the study, defining MSS as around-the-clock remote management or monitoring of IT security functions delivered via strategically positioned security operations centers.
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IDC believes the following areas will drive the MSS market forward and differentiate the providers:
- Security services to assist customers in their evolution toward cloud and cloud security enablement
- BYOD/mobile solutions
- Abilities to thwart the increasingly impervious adversaries with threat intelligence and analysis via big data capabilities
- Supporting customers after the inevitable breach with incident response and forensic capabilities
- Security operations center (SOC) operating model
- Security talent
As a result of IDC's evaluation, IDC found six Leaders in AT&T, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), Dell SecureWorks, HP, IBM, and Verizon. A second group of Major Players consists of Atos, BT, Orange Business Services, Symantec, and T-Systems. With the maturation of MSS upon us, it is incumbent upon these top 11 worldwide MSSPs to lead the next generation of MSS, which IDC is calling MSS 2.0. Buyers certainly face complex choices in selecting a vendor with which to partner. However, despite these complexities in vendor selection, buyers purchasing MSS have plenty of options.
IDC MarketScape Vendor Inclusion Critera
IDC collected and analyzed data on 11 MSSPs within the 2014 IDC MarketScape worldwide managed security services market assessment. While the market arena for MSS is very broad and there are many suppliers that offer these services, IDC narrowed down the field of players that participate in worldwide MSS based on the following criteria:
- Service capability across the MSS life cycle. Each service provider was required to possess full-service MSS delivery capabilities.
- Revenue. Each service provider was required to either have 2012 total MSS revenue in excess of $120 million or demonstrate that at least 10% of its MSS revenue was attained in each of three regions — the Americas, EMEA, and APAC — in addition to having a minimum of five SOCs.
- Geographic presence. Each vendor was required to have MSS delivery capability in each of three regions: the Americas, EMEA, and APAC.
About IDC MarketScape: The IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.