RESEARCH REPORT

In brief

In brief

  • Accenture named a leader in European cybersecurity providers in The Forrester Wave™: European Cybersecurity Consulting Providers, Q3 2021 report.
  • Forrester noted that Accenture “dominates the field with its exceptional technology-driven offerings".
  • Accenture received the highest score in the Strategy category.


Accenture was named a leader in The Forrester Wave™: European Cybersecurity Consulting Providers, Q3 2021 report.

The report from the independent research firm includes an analysis of the 15 most significant providers of cybersecurity consulting services in Europe against 21 criteria. Accenture received the highest score in the Strategy category and the highest score possible in 14 of the 21 criteria, including: key differentiators; security team engagement; pricing models and asset-based pricing; firm IP and value creation; partnership IP and value creation; governance, risk and compliance capabilities; technical security assessment capabilities; technical consulting implementation capabilities; European go-to-market strategy; European R&D initiatives; and European partnership ecosystems.

The report states, Accenture “dominates with exceptional technical IP, in what it creates itself and what it creates with partners” and “…goes beyond traditional partnerships and alliances via its co-investment model with strategic partners to develop joint solutions to market.”

The Forrester Wave™
European Cybersecurity Consulting Providers
Q3 2021

Graph from The Forrester Wave™ showing the top European Cybersecurity Consulting companies for Q3, 2021

The Forrester Wave™: European Cybersecurity Consulting Providers, Q3 2021 graph

In addition, Accenture received the highest score possible in the European practice size criterion within the Market Presence category. The report states, “…Accenture has been on a buying spree for its European business, with acquisitions of both the legacy Symantec business and security testing specialists Context IS. This has significantly added to its capabilities and skill sets over the past 12 months as well as its existing plans to expand its ‘cyber fusion’ centers to new locations including Naples."

"We believe this recognition from Forrester validates our European strategy and ability to develop and offer unique, industry-specific services that provide clients with tangible value."

— PAOLO DAL CIN, Lead for Accenture Security – Europe

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