CSC Named a Leader in IDC MarketScape: Asia/Pacific Managed Security Services 2015 Vendor Assessment
News Release -- July 28, 2015
FALLS CHURCH, Va., July 28, 2015—CSC (NYSE: CSC) has been named a “leader” in the IDC MarketScape: Asia/Pacific Managed Security Services (MSS) 2015 Vendor Assessment. According to the IDC analysis, CSC received “top marks” for its customer-focused approach to MSS service-level agreements and client satisfaction.
The IDC MarketScape rated CSC highly in several categories of MSS in the Asia/Pacific region, including comprehensive offerings across MSS, security consulting, business continuity, and incident response services, among others. Such offerings are complemented by CSC’s “solid professional security services capabilities” in the areas of assessment, threat intelligence, and compliance services, the report notes. Recent “acquisitions of value” in the big data and cloud orchestration space are expected to “strengthen and broaden” CSC’s MSS position, the report states.
“There’s no question cybersecurity is top of mind for both business and technology leaders today, and enterprises are increasingly demanding dynamic, advanced managed security services using big data analytics and automation technologies to guard against rapidly changing threats,” said Ashish Mahadwar, executive vice president and general manager, CSC Emerging Business Group. “As the report notes, CSC plans to grow the number of our regional Risk Management Centers from three to five over the next 24-36 months, reiterating our commitment to this important market.”
IDC collected and analyzed data on 16 organizations that offer MSS services in the rapidly maturing Asia/Pacific market, in which a fast-growing number of enterprises and government organizations are looking for an MSSP with global capabilities and strong local delivery. The IDC analysis found major differentiation among the 16 providers centered on their go-to-market capabilities in Asia/Pacific, such as customer services, sales or distribution structure; pricing alignment; partnership; and marketing.
For the purposes of its research, IDC MarketScape 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. Examples include customer premises equipment-based (CPE-based) managed and monitored firewall services, intrusion prevention and detection services, security event and incident management, vulnerability management services, patch management and upgrades, and identity and access management.
About IDC MarketScape
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.
Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) is a global leader of next-generation information technology (IT) services and solutions. The Company's mission is to enable superior returns on our clients’ technology investments through best-in-class industry solutions, domain expertise and global scale. CSC has approximately 70,000 employees and reported revenue of $12.2 billion for the 12 months ended April 3, 2015. For more information, visit the company's website at www.csc.com.