Gartner Inc. has positioned Symantec Corp. in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2011 Magic Quadrant for Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) North America report. The security, storage and systems has also received “Strong Positive” ratings in Gartner’s MarketScope Reports for Managed Security Services in both Europe and Asia/Pacific.
In a press release, Grant Geyer, vice president of the Threat and Risk Management Group at Symantec said, “With more sophisticated cyber attacks coming from outside the enterprise and evolving IT infrastructure on the inside, the risk of information loss is rising. More than ever, organizations recognize the need to actively monitor their environments for signs of malicious activity to ensure their information is safe. We believe our position as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for MSSPs and our ‘Strong Positive’ ratings in the MSS MarketScopes for Europe and Asia/Pacific confirm Symantec’s strong vision and sustained global commitment to protecting our customers’ assets and information.”
On the state of MSSs in Asia Pacific, Scott McCrady, director, Managed Security Services, APJ, Symantec, explains in the press release that, “With the increased incidence and sophistication of cyber attacks, many organizations across Asia Pacific and Japan are taking a more proactive approach to protect their information. Businesses are leveraging managed security service providers, such as Symantec, to provide real-time threat monitoring, analysis, and remediation guidance to minimize the impact of security incidents and reduce overall IT risk. Symantec’s managed security services team has a strong presence in the Asia Pacific and Japan region and is backed by the global capabilities of our intelligence network which comprises more than 240,000 sensors in approximately 200 countries; a system of more than five million decoy accounts to capture spam and phishing data; and more than more than 133 million client, server, and gateway systems to capture malicious code intelligence. Our strong local APJ presence together with our global capabilities enables Symantec to develop and deliver one of the world’s most comprehensive managed security services.”
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