Dell SecureWorks, an industry leader in information security services, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner Inc. in the “Leaders” quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs), North America.” 1 According to the report, “Each of the service providers in the Leaders quadrant has significant mind share among enterprises looking to buy an MSS as a discrete offering. These providers generally receive very positive reports on service and performance from Gartner clients. MSSPs in the Leaders quadrant are typically appropriate options for enterprises requiring frequent interaction with the MSSP for analyst expertise and advice, portal-based correlation and workflow support, and flexible reporting options.”
Gartner Inc.’s process for evaluating companies in the Magic Quadrant for MSSPs include analysis based on interactions with Gartner customers, surveys of MSSP providers for initial inclusion criteria and detailed services descriptions, reference checks through telephone calls, surveys regarding MSS selection and performance, and periodic briefings from MSSPs.
Dell SecureWorks offers security services for organizations of all sizes, including monitoring, managing and co-managing of security devices; security and risk consulting services; vulnerability management; application scanning; and global threat intelligence. Dell SecureWorks provides intelligence and countermeasures against emerging threats, allowing its certified security analysts to anticipate and respond appropriately to protect customers.
Gartner predicts, “The growth of targeted attacks that bypass signature-based security controls, employ sophisticated techniques to spread and evade detection and eradication, and often result in compromise of critical systems will drive new capabilities in MSSs.”With thousands of customers worldwide, Dell SecureWorks monitors more than 30 billion cyber events daily, giving the security provider an unparalleled view into the attack landscape. This intelligence, combined with the expertise of its renowned Counter Threat Unit (CTU) research team and the advanced technology of its Counter Threat Platform, enables Dell SecureWorks to correlate, analyze and condense billions of cyber events into actionable, meaningful intelligence. In turn, Dell SecureWorks can help organizations prioritize security threats and defend against them.