London, UK— Jan. 15, 2015 – NTT Com Security, an NTT Group security company (NYSE: NTT) and the Global information security and risk management company, today announced that Gartner, Inc., a leading IT research and advisory firm, has positioned NTT in the “Challengers” Quadrant of the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Managed Security Services, Worldwide1 authored by Kelly Kavanagh, a Gartner principal research analyst, and published in December 30, 2014. According to Gartner, these reports position vendors in one of four quadrants - Leaders, Challengers, Visionaries and Niche Players - based on the companies’ completeness of vision and ability to execute on that vision.
According to the Gartner report, "The MSS market is mature, and prospective customers have numerous options among providers offering MSSs. Threat management and meeting compliance requirements via 24/7 security monitoring remain the primary drivers for considering an MSS. These may be complemented by related drivers, such as the desire to redirect existing resources to other security areas, or the need to engage deeper or broader expertise than is available in-house. An important emerging driver related to threat management is service provider support for the protection from and detection of targeted attacks."
“Global MSSPs not only need to have visibility into next-generation threats but also must have the innovative technologies to block and mitigate them across all industries, geographies and verticals,” said Tsunehisa Okuno, director and senior vice president, director of global business office, NTT. “We are pleased Gartner has recognized us for our completeness of vision and ability to execute.”
NTT and its operating companies offer a wide range of managed security services to large and mid-sized enterprises. The company has been expanding its capabilities, solutions and global reach in managed security services through a series of strategic acquisitions in recent years.
NTT Group delivers advanced technology and innovative solutions in networking, communications, software, and cloud computing that help transform businesses, governments and societies around the world. NTT Group will deliver convenient, enriched, and reliable services to support our customers as a “Value Partner” that our customers will continue to select. Today, 80% of the Fortune 100 relies on NTT Group as their business partner.
NTT Group generates over $112 billion in annual revenues, has over 240 data centers and employs more than 240,000 professionals working in 79 countries.
About NTT Com Security
NTT Com Security (formerly Integralis) is a global information security and risk management organisation, which delivers a portfolio of managed security, business infrastructure, consulting and technology integration services through its WideAngle brand. NTT Com Security helps organizations lower their IT costs and increase the depth of IT security protection, risk management, compliance and service availability. NTT Com Security AG, is headquartered in Ismaning, Germany and part of the NTT Communications Group, owned by NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation), one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world. For more information, visit http://www.nttcomsecurity.com
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. 1Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Managed Security Services, Worldwide, by Kelly Kavanagh, December 30, 2014.
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