This IDC study represents a vendor assessment of providers offering managed security services (MSS) through the IDC MarketScape model. The assessment reviews both quantitative and qualitative characteristics that define current market demands and expected buyer needs for MSS. The evaluation is based on a comprehensive and rigorous framework that assesses how each vendor stacks up to one another, and the framework highlights the key factors that are expected to be the most significant for achieving success in the MSS market over the short term and the long term.
"The high profile of security incidents and the costs associated with protecting the enterprise from them are driving executives and the boardroom to increasingly consider managed security services. No longer are the traditional managed security services enough, however, as greater predictive insights and advanced tools are required to win the battle against alarmingly skilled adversaries. Add to this challenge that there is not enough trained and 'battle-ready" security talent available. This coalescence has created 'MSS 2.0,' which raises the requirement for MSSPs to add iterative threat intelligence and advanced threat detection and analysis capabilities. It requires the proactive development of a new breed of security employees and demands cost-effective protection all while providing comprehensive visibility to customer security executives."— Christina Richmond, program director, Security Services
Governance, risk and compliance infrastructure, Identity and access management, Intrusion detection and prevention, Market intelligence, Messaging security, Mobile secure content and threat management, Security management, Web security, Wireless and mobile infrastructure