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IDC MarketScape: Asia Pacific Managed Security Services 2016 Vendor Assessment

BT has been named a “Leader” in the IDC MarketScape report: the Asia Pacific Managed Security Services 2016 Vendor Assessment.

In this year’s report, BT has moved from the Major Player category to the Leaders category.

The report notes BT’s remarkable growth in the Asia Pacific cybersecurity market and its “cloud of clouds for security” strategy. The IDC MarketScape also notes BT’s extensive and diverse network of partnerships and its significant investments in internal security R&D.

IDC MarketScape - managed security services 2016

Source: IDC MarketScape: Asia Pacific Managed Security Services 2016 Vendor Assessment, Doc #AP40939616, October 2016

Specifically, the IDC MarketScape report identifies BT’s strengths in the following key areas*:

  • “BT has made excellent progress in terms of security business execution over the past 12 months. Over the past few years, BT has been maintaining a strict focus on profitable growth and undergoing a cost transformation. BT has freed up a significant amount of capital to invest for growth.”
  • “BT has a strong presence in the banking and financial services vertical market. This affords BT an excellent understanding of customers and becomes an additional value proposition to customers. The highly regarded BT Radianz solution was one of the key attributors to its strong presence and mindshare in the vertical market.”
  • “BT’s current progress and future blueprint for building new security operations centre in Asia Pacific have showcased the company's confidence and ambition in the region. Apart from the existing four security operations centres, BT is establishing another in Asia Pacific, covering both mature and fast-developing markets in the region.

According to the report, “At a global level, BT has consolidated its security services and assigned a strong management team to run the security business. BT claims a staggering triple-digit year-on-year growth in Asia Pacific, with a high proportion of its sales coming from newly-acquired customers over the last year”.

The report also states*: “BT is differentiating itself in the market with its “cloud of clouds for security” (BT has positioned itself as the leading cloud services integrator with its cloud of clouds messaging), offering customers scalability, flexibility and performance in a secure environment.

Kevin Taylor, President Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (AMEA), BT

We are delighted to be named as a leader for managed security services in Asia Pacific by the IDC MarketScape. This recognition highlights BT’s continued investments in its security capabilities and the outstanding progress made over the past year. The result also demonstrates the success of our “cloud of clouds” strategy and BT’s ability to offer its customers scalability, flexibility and performance within a secure environment.”

- Kevin Taylor, President Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (AMEA), BT

Sources

*IDC MarketScape: Asia Pacific Managed Security Services 2016 Vendor Assessment, doc #AP40939616, October 2016

About IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT 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. The Capabilities score measures vendor product, go-to-market and business execution in the shortterm. The Strategy score measures alignment of vendor strategies with customer requirements in a 3-5-year timeframe. Vendor market share is represented by the size of the circles. Vendor year-over-year growth rate relative to the given market is indicated by a plus, neutral or minus next to the vendor name.