SOURCE: Solutionary


January 15, 2015 08:00 ET

NTT Named a Challenger in 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Security Services, Worldwide

OMAHA, NE--(Marketwired - Jan 15, 2015) - Solutionary, an NTT Group security company (NYSE: NTT) and the next-generation managed security services provider (MSSP), today announced that Gartner, Inc., a leading IT research and advisory firm, has positioned NTT in the "Challengers" Quadrant of the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Managed Security Services, Worldwide1 authored by Kelly Kavanagh, a Gartner principal research analyst, and published in December 30, 2014. According to Gartner, these reports position vendors in one of four quadrants -- Leaders, Challengers, Visionaries and Niche Players -- based on the companies' completeness of vision and ability to execute on that vision.

According to the Gartner report, "The MSS market is mature, and prospective customers have numerous options among providers offering MSSs. Threat management and meeting compliance requirements via 24/7 security monitoring remain the primary drivers for considering an MSS. These may be complemented by related drivers, such as the desire to redirect existing resources to other security areas, or the need to engage deeper or broader expertise than is available in-house. An important emerging driver related to threat management is service provider support for the protection from and detection of targeted attacks."

"Global MSSPs not only need to have visibility into next-generation threats but also must have the innovative technologies to block and mitigate them across all industries, geographies and verticals," said Tsunehisa Okuno, director and senior vice president, director of global business office, NTT. "We are pleased Gartner has recognized us for our completeness of vision and ability to execute."

NTT and its operating companies offer a wide range of managed security services to large and mid-sized enterprises. The company has been expanding its capabilities, solutions and global reach in managed security services through a series of strategic acquisitions in recent years.

About NTT
NTT Group delivers advanced technology and innovative solutions in networking, communications, software, and cloud computing that help transform businesses, governments and societies around the world. NTT Group will deliver convenient, enriched, and reliable services to support our customers as a "Value Partner" that our customers will continue to select. Today, 80% of the Fortune 100 relies on NTT Group as their business partner.

NTT Group generates over $112 billion in annual revenues, has over 240 data centers and employs more than 240,000 professionals working in 79 countries.

About Solutionary
Solutionary, an NTT Group security company (NYSE: NTT), is the next generation managed security services provider (MSSP), focused on delivering managed security services, security consulting services and global threat intelligence. Comprehensive Solutionary security monitoring and security device management services protect traditional and virtual IT infrastructures, cloud environments and mobile data. Solutionary clients are able to optimize current security programs, make informed security decisions, achieve regulatory compliance and reduce costs. The patented, cloud-based ActiveGuard® service platform uses multiple detection technologies and advanced analytics to protect against advanced threats. The Solutionary Security Engineering Research Team (SERT) researches the global threat landscape, providing actionable threat intelligence, enhanced threat detection and mitigating controls. Experienced, certified Solutionary security experts act as an extension of clients' internal teams, providing industry-leading client service to global enterprise and mid-market clients in a wide range of industries, including financial services, healthcare, retail and government. Services are delivered 24/7 through multiple state-of-the-art Security Operations Centers (SOCs).

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. 1Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Managed Security Services, Worldwide, by Kelly Kavanagh, December 30, 2014.

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