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Seccom Global receives ‘Strong Positive’ rating in leading analyst firm’s MarketScope report on MSS in Asia Pacific

  • 21 October, 2009 10:07

<p>Sydney, October 21. Seccom Global, Australian managed security services provider (MSSP), announced today that it received a ‘Strong Positive’ rating in Gartner’s MarketScope for Managed Security Services in Asia/Pacific report .</p>
<p>According to Seccom’s Chief Information Officer, Gavin Matthews, the company expanded its client base by 24 per cent over the past year.</p>
<p>Matthews said: “We are confident of bettering that growth during the coming year, as we expand our expertise further into the cloud computing space. Over the coming month we will be announcing a number of partnerships with leaders in this technology.”</p>
<p>According to Gartner’s report: “As an aggregate, the MSSPs responding to Gartner's survey (including those not evaluated in the MarketScope) reported a 16 per cent growth in the total number of clients for MSS. They also reported a total of nearly 23,000 devices under management (in the cloud and customer premises equipment), which represents a growth of 24 per cent over last year's total of approximately 18,500 devices under management.”</p>
<p>“The average growth in the number of clients reported by MSSPs was 19 per cent (it should be noted that two major vendors did not provide detailed data concerning changes in the size of their client bases). The largest percentage growth in client base was reported by the MSSPs that operate as general system integrators, with pure-play security providers in second place and telecommunications/WAN providers last.”</p>
<p>The report added: “Given the current economic situation, Gartner predicts that MSSPs active in the region will continue to gain new customers through 2010, although at a slightly slower rate (about 17 per cent). Incremental revenue from these new customers may be reduced as pricing of services is adjusted to accommodate reduced IT budgets in client organisations.”</p>
<p>* MarketScope Disclaimer
Gartner, Inc., “MarketScope for Managed Security Services in Asia/Pacific” by Andrew Walls, Kelly M. Kavanagh, 24 September 2009</p>
<p>The MarketScope is copyrighted 2009 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The MarketScope is an evaluation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the MarketScope, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest rating. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.</p>
<p>About Seccom Global</p>
<p>One of Australia’s fastest growing information security providers, Seccom Global is recognised as a market leader in managed security services. The company operates solely in the Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) space and has invested heavily in up-to-date and comprehensive systems to enable delivery of management and support services.</p>
<p>Seccom Global offers professional and managed services and technologies to help businesses and government gain greater visibility and control of their Internet business risk. The company is 100 per cent focused on edge network security and connectivity, collaborating with customers to align their information security connectivity requirements to their individual business needs. Customers include many of Australia’s best known organisations. Seccom Global is Fortinet’s most experienced reseller in Australia and is a Fortinet international partner.</p>
<p>For more information</p>
<p>Gavin Matthews
CIO, Seccom Global
Phone: +61.2. 9688 6933
Mobile: +61 (0) 431 471 043
Email: gavin.matthews@seccomglobal.com</p>
<p>David Frost
PR Deadlines Pty Ltd
Phone: +61.2.4341 5021
Mobile: +61 (0) 408 408 210
davidf@prdeadlines.com.au</p>

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