RESEARCH REPORT

In brief

In brief

  • Report assesses 17 leading MSS global service providers on: incident response, threat hunting, data security, IoT/OT security, cloud security, etc.
  • Advanced services such as threat intelligence, malware analysis and technical forensic platform capabilities.
  • Ability to provide a clear understanding of client business operations across the entire value chain.


IDC cited Accenture’s focus on working closely with clients to understand business, regulatory and technical issues; and its innovative technology, including advanced analytics to improve automation.

Managed Security Services Providers (MSSPs) confirms Accenture’s leadership.

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 short-term. 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 icons.



More recognition for Accenture’s newly strengthened Managed Security Services

With significant recent investments in people and proprietary technology and the now-complete acquisition of Symantec’s Cyber Security Services business, Accenture has significantly strengthened its ability to provide tailored, industry-specific security solutions that can secure organizations’ entire value chains, end to end.

In addition to being named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape, Accenture was recently positioned as a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: European Managed Security Services Providers, Q3 2020; and one of the Leaders in the IDC MarketScape: Asia/Pacific Managed Security Services 2020 Vendor Assessment.

Accenture’s Managed Security Services include:

Managed Application Security, to achieve more secure applications, compliant environments and safer systems development via industrialized and repeatable processes.

Managed Cloud Security, for understanding threats, accelerating responses and seeing across the entire cloud environment while enabling teams to focus on higher-priority issues.

Managed Digital Identity, for implementing processes and tools that centralize and streamline access to cloud and enterprise services/applications.

Managed Security Risk, for reducing uncertainty and enabling better decisions, mitigating risk and maximizing profits in the journey to high performance.

Managed Threat Operations, to defend against the most advanced cyber adversaries and reduce exposure to threats targeting applications, hardware (OT/IOT) and enterprise assets.

We think the strengths IDC cited show why Accenture is the global go-to cybersecurity ally. With more than 7500 Security professionals and expertise in more than 40 industries, Accenture is able to quickly deliver the expertise organizations need to stay ahead of the most sophisticated cybercriminals. That’s why Accenture Security is growing at more than three times the rate of our competition – and why Accenture partners with almost 95 of the Fortune Global 100 to provide cybersecurity advice, services and technology.

Innovation that never stops …

… because cyber criminals will never stop. So far, Accenture Security has earned 350 patents, issued and pending, with boundary pushing solutions that employ artificial intelligence, Blockchain, machine learning, advanced analytics, cryptography, distributed ledgers, cognitive computing and automation.

IDC’s report – the MarketScape: Worldwide Managed Security Services 2020 Vendor Assessment –examines 17 global service providers. It is available here.

IDC said organizations that should consider Accenture MSS include “midsize to large organizations with global operations in verticals that need tailored or industry-focused security solutions.”

An ally for secure transformation

Because companies are juggling too many security tools, Accenture Security provides the managed security services they need for quick-start resilience that comes from the inside out – extending end-to-end, from the IoT to the development of new applications.

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