13 Feb 2017
TORONTO, February 13, 2017 – International Data Corporation (IDC) Canada announced today the release of a new report assessing security service providers in the Canadian business landscape. IDC MarketScape: Canadian Security Services 2017 Vendor Assessment (Doc #CA41971017) measures the capabilities among security service providers with operations and customers in Canada. This process included interviewing 11 providers on their managed and professional security services. Providers were measured across six key categories that evaluate current capabilities and future strategies for delivery of services to customers in the Canadian market.
The Canadian security services market is evolving quickly and the competitive landscape is quite different than it was only a few years ago. The IDC MarketScape report studies a range of Canadian pure-play security providers, IT consulting firms, system integrators, and large multinational security vendors/providers.
Key results of the report include:
Some main competitive differentiators for successful security service providers operating in Canada include:
"The Canadian security services market is evolving quickly as pure-play providers are acquired, partnerships are formed, and new players try to tap into the strong growth security services vendors have been experiencing," said Kevin Lonergan senior analyst, Infrastructure Solutions, at IDC Canada. "Although competition is ramping up, there are still many opportunities for green field growth as Canadian organizations continue to look to 3rd parties for help securing their business."
IDC recommends clients consider the following capabilities when partnering with security service providers operating in Canada:
This report is published into the Canadian Security Market Dynamics program at IDC.
For more information on this report, or to arrange a one on one interview with the authors Kevin Lonergan or David Senf, please contact Andrea Loziuk at email@example.com.
About IDC MarketScapes
The IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of IT, telecommunications, or industry-specific 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 MarketScapes provide a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT, telecommunications, or industry-specific vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a transparent foundation to allow companies to independently compare the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.
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Deloitte, SecureWorks Inc., IBM, HERJAVEC GROUP LIMITED, Scalar Technologies, Ltd., eSentire, Inc., Above Security, BCE Inc., TrustWave Holdings, Inc., PALADION NETWORKS PRIVATE LIMITED, CGI Group Inc.