Using the IDC MarketScape model, IDC compared 11 organizations that offer managed security services (MSS) worldwide. Through in-depth managed security services provider (MSSP) interviews and more than 20 surveys with providers' customers, IDC learned that all providers have the necessary capabilities to deliver traditional worldwide MSS. Through more granular evaluation, IDC found that each provider possesses some unique strengths and weaknesses when compared with its peer group. At a high level, the major differences centered on their strategies for the next 12 months.
As a result of IDC's evaluation, IDC found six Leaders in AT&T, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), Dell SecureWorks, HP, IBM, and Verizon. A second group of Major Players consists of Atos, BT, Orange Business Services, Symantec, and T-Systems. With the maturation of MSS upon us, it is incumbent upon these top 11 worldwide MSSPs to lead the next generation of MSS, which IDC is calling MSS 2.0.