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CSC Named a Leader in IDC MarketScape Worldwide Report for Managed Security Service Providers

CSC (NYSE: CSC) has been named a “leader” in the inaugural IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Managed Security Services 2014 Vendor Assessment(1). According to the IDC analysis and buyer perception study, CSC is viewed as the leading provider in the “strategies” axis, and as one of the firms with the greatest capability in global managed security services (MSS).

“As a leader in the IDC MarketScape, CSC Global Cybersecurity is confronting enterprise threats with innovative next generation technologies,” said Samuel S. Visner, vice president and general manager, CSC Global Cybersecurity. “Cybersecurity risk now rises to board-level attention, and clients want trusted partners who deliver new efficiencies and superior levels of service.

“Initiatives such as the addition of our 24 x 7 Security Operations Centers (SOCs) in Australia and the UK to CSC’s global cybersecurity network, our PulsePortal that allows CSC to work in true partnership with clients, and our advances in bring-your-own-device cyber solutions all help our clients mitigate and manage the growing security risks,” added Visner. “Further, the ability of our SOCs across the globe allows us to collaborate in real-time and leverage the full range of our capabilities against time-sensitive problems, such as Heartbleed.”

For the purposes of its research, IDC defines managed security services as the around-the-clock remote management or monitoring of IT security functions delivered via strategically positioned security operations centers. IDC collected and analyzed data on numerous MSS providers within the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Managed Security Services 2014 Vendor Assessment. While the market arena for MSS is broad and there are many suppliers that offer these services, IDC narrowed down the field of MSS providers based on the following criteria:

  • Service capability across the MSS life cycle. Each service provider was required to possess full-service MSS delivery capabilities;
  • Revenue. Each service provider was required to have either 2012 total MSS revenue in excess of $120 million or demonstrate that at least 10 percent of its MSS revenue was attained in each of three regions — the Americas, EMEA and APAC — in addition to having a minimum of five SOCs; and
  • Geographic presence. Each vendor was required to have MSS delivery capability in each of three regions: the Americas, EMEA and APAC.

With 2,000 cybersecurity professionals, CSC Cybersecurity offers innovative cybersecurity programs for governance, risk and compliance management; IT infrastructure; and application security and disaster recovery.

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.

About CSC

CSC is a global leader of next-generation information technology (IT) services and solutions. The company's mission is to enable superior returns on clients’ technology investments through best-in-class industry solutions, domain expertise and global scale. CSC has approximately 79,000 employees and reported revenue of $13.0 billion for the 12 months ended March 28, 2014. For more information, visit the company's website at www.csc.com

1. IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Managed Security Services 2014 Vendor Assessment (Doc # 248646 June 2014).

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