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IDC names Trustwave ‘leader’ in APAC MSSP report

By Kai Ping Lew
Mon 6 Aug 2018
FYI, this story is more than a year old

Trustwave today announced that industry analyst firm International Data Corporation (IDC) has named it a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Asia/Pacific Managed Security Services 2018 report.

The report assessed and compared 19 organisations that offer managed security services in the Asia Pacific region and was based on several parameters including comprehensiveness of service offerings, portfolio benefits, delivery model, market execution, cost competitiveness, platform capabilities and customer services.

Trustwave has moved into the leader position from the major player category in the previous year through aggressive regional expansion, a threat intelligence-led approach for delivering higher-value security services, and connectivity support across the data center and cloud.

"Demand for managed security services continues to spike as organizations face arduous struggles to detect advanced persistent threats while contending with new malware strains and exploitable vulnerabilities each day," says Trustwave APJ general manager Lee Chiang Toh.

"Our position in IDC's report reflects significant strides we made and continue to make in the Asia Pacific region and globally helping businesses combat threats and strengthen their security postures by providing a managed security services portfolio backed by our security expertise."

Recent Trustwave managed security services milestones include:

  • Added global security firepower - Trustwave added to its network of federated Advanced Security Operation Centers (ASOCs) that collects, updates, and disseminates actionable threat intelligence in real-time to all managed security services customers. A total of ten ASOCs located throughout North America, Europe and Asia protects customers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In addition, Trustwave added to Trustwave SpiderLabs, its team of security researchers, penetration testers, incident responders, and threat hunters. Serving as the backbone of Trustwave's managed security offerings, they were also responsible for discovering several new malicious threats and coding vulnerabilities.  
  • New managed security service offerings - Trustwave unveiled a threat hunting service to heighten its Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services. Led by Trustwave SpiderLabs, threat hunting uses behavioral analytics and proprietary threat intelligence to actively search for, isolate, and eliminate advanced persistent threats and other hard-to-detect malicious activities to stop damage before it occurs.  
  • Strengthened channel program - To address and capture the growing demand for managed security services in the Asia Pacific region, Trustwave bolstered its global channel partner program by incorporating training regimens and curriculums designed to help resellers understand industry-specific and regional security challenges and articulate key advantages offered through the Trustwave model.

IDC Asia Pacific security services senior research manager Cathy Huang says, "All the participating companies in this study have been selected because they are strong providers, and each firm differentiates itself uniquely.

“Organizations should leverage the right managed security services provider to augment and optimize their security operations and, more importantly, transform their security programs to be more aligned with their business strategies.”

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