NTT recognized as a Leader in IDC MarketScape: Asia/Pacific Managed Security Services 2020 Vendor Assessment
Singapore – 25 March 2020 – NTT Ltd., a world-leading global technology services provider, has been named as a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Asia/Pacific Managed Security Services (MSS) 2020 Vendor Assessment (doc #AP45547820, February 2020). The report noted that customers recognized NTT for its strategic business partnership approach.
The report, which evaluated NTT along with 19 MSS providers, noted that NTT offers some of the most comprehensive MSS portfolios with its biggest revenue generators in the region spanning threat detection and managed network services. The latest recognition marks the fourth consecutive time NTT has been identified as an industry leader among Asia/Pacific MSS providers.
Following the integration of 31 brands and companies, including NTT Communications, Dimension Data, and NTT Security in July 2019, NTT is now one of the largest technology service providers worldwide. It is also one of the largest security service providers in Asia/Pacific, with a direct presence in 17 countries in this region. NTT leverages its heritage and expertise in networking, data centers and the cloud to help organizations become secure by design as they look to innovate in the digital transformation era.
World-class predictive threat detection and intelligence capabilities
As more applications and workloads are created and hosted in cloud environments, the report also credits NTT for its high proficiency in cloud-based security services and managed cloud security. It also highlights NTT’s expertise in predictive threat detection and its Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) framework, operationalized by its Global Threat Intelligence Center (GTIC) team. What’s more, customer feedback has shown continuous improvement in NTT's service delivery, and how its engagement has evolved from being a service provider-customer relationship to a strategic business partnership.
“The continued recognition as a ‘Leader’ in the IDC MarketScape for Asia/Pacific MSS is an affirmation of NTT’s cybersecurity capabilities and consulting-led approach,” said Matthew Gyde, CEO Security at NTT Ltd. “With the ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape and increasing security risks, businesses are looking to strategic partners for innovative solutions to bolster their cyber resilience. Predictive threat intelligence, in particular, is expected to reach new heights. To provide clients with timely and actionable threat detection and threat intelligence, NTT remains committed to improving its service delivery standards while investing in R&D to develop advanced analysis techniques and proprietary tools.”
With a global footprint of Security Operations Centers (SOCs) and R&D centers, and a comprehensive view of the dark web, NTT is recognized for its visibility into a vast portion of the world’s internet traffic. This gives NTT access to log, event, attack, incident and vulnerability data, allowing it to gather threat intelligence to help clients detect emerging threats, mitigate security risks and respond to breaches faster.
Gyde adds, “We are constantly looking at what we can do better and how we can provide the best value to our clients. For example, around 75% of the threats detected in our SOCs are now orchestrated by supervised machine learning and threat intelligence. Our security experts use algorithms to recognize patterns, identify anomalies, and automatically orchestrate security controls. Embedding this level of intelligence into infrastructure and applications is a top priority for organizations.”
“Of course, organizations can never be 100% protected from a cyber attack, but we can help them take a proactive approach by putting cybersecurity at the core of their business. NTT’s expertise in advanced security services, and reputation as a leading MSS provider, will ensure its clients are putting the right protection in place from the start – across business process, technology, services and people,” concludes Gyde.
About IDC MarketScape
IDC MarketScape vendor assessment model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) 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. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.
About NTT Ltd.
NTT Ltd. is a leading global technology services company. We partner with organizations around the world to shape and achieve outcomes through intelligent technology solutions. For us, intelligent means data driven, connected, digital and secure. As a global ICT provider, we employ more than 40,000 people in a diverse and dynamic workplace that spans 57 countries, trading in 73 countries and delivering services in over 200 countries and regions. Together we enable the connected future.
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