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Jul 2015 - IDC MarketScape - Doc # CA1SD15

IDC MarketScape: Canadian Managed Security Services 2015 Vendor Assessment

Authors: David Senf, Kevin Lonergan

This IDC study presents a vendor assessment of managed security services in Canada through the IDC MarketScape model. Using the IDC MarketScape model, 12 managed security service providers (MSSPs) with operations and customers in Canada were compared. This process included interviewing all 12 providers and one or more customers from each, resulting in over 24 hours of discussion on managed and professional security services. From these discussions, it became clear that all providers included in this study were capable of device management and some level of device monitoring. Providers where measured in terms of current capabilities and future strategies for delivering MSS to customers.

Kevin Lonergan, analyst, Infrastructure Solutions, says, "Managed security services continue to gain momentum in Canada, and it is expected to be the strongest performing security market over the next five years. The MSSPs operating in Canada can all provide managed security services, but what differentiates them is their value-add services and investments in next-generation technologies such as big data threat analytics and cloud identity management. The diverse MSSP landscape spanning telcos, consulting firms, and pure-play providers ensure that Canadian organizations can find a provider that meets their specific needs and budgetary requirements."

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