IDC MarketScape: Asia/Pacific Managed Security Services 2015 Vendor Assessment
In the IDC MarketScape: Asia/Pacific Managed Security Services 2015 Vendor Assessment report, CSC has been named a "leader." According to the study, CSC received “top marks” for its customer-focused approach to MSS service-level agreements and client satisfaction. The IDC MarketScape also rated CSC highly on several counts of managed security services in the Asia/Pacific region. IDC, which compared numerous MSS vendors in the study, defines the Asia/Pacific managed security services market as the round-the-clock management and monitoring of security solutions and activities delivered from a vendor’s SOCs or a third-party service provider’s datacenter.
IDC collected and analyzed data on 16 organizations that offer MSS services in the rapidly maturing Asia/Pacific market — a market in which a fast-growing number of enterprises and government organizations are looking for an MSSP with global capabilities and strong local delivery capabilities.
As a result of the analysis, IDC found five "Leaders" in NTT Com, IBM, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), Verizon and HP.
When considering a MSS, the market research firm suggests that buyer organizations:
- Develop a security framework that determines the best mix of models of offerings. In Asia/Pacific, demand for security professionals far exceeds the supply. Therefore, it will be very challenging to deliver all of the security- or risk-related services required by the business using in-house staff.
- Understand the evolution within MSS. With the rapidly increasing sophistication of threats and technological changes such as cloud and mobility brought to today's organizations, it is no longer sufficient to focus only on the network and be reactive.
- Identify the right MSSP. It is important to select a security provider that does not only have a compelling security technology, but also delivers offerings that suit your business needs and even help to optimize your existing investment. More importantly, it is critical to evaluate current and future MSSP offerings, along with the investment road map.
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.