International Data Corporation (IDC), a premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications and consumer technology markets, recently issued an Insight Report that included a look at Dell SecureWorks' European operations. The report highlighted the current market conditions for MSSPs in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and provides great insight into the actual and anticipated services revenue per region for 2009-2016.
The report also examined Dell SecureWorks' European cloud and managed security services and portfolio strategy, calling out enhancements to the Counter Threat Unit (CTU) Intelligence Services and Dell's strong PCI consulting practice in the United Kingdom. The piece provides strong callouts to Dell's growth and momentum in managed security services, and also makes great connection points to Dell's future security offerings regarding "bring your own device" (BYOD), mobility and end-point security.
The challenges faced by European organizations to continually maintain a secure IT infrastructure, yet stay competitive and innovative with new technologies such as cloud and mobile that provide accessibility, increased productivity and free up monetary and physical resources, are not so different than those challenges faced by North American businesses. In addition, staying compliant and adhering to laws and regulatory mandates can be daunting when also dealing with the current dynamic cyber threat landscape. As cyber espionage and Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) continue to evolve and successful banking Trojans such as the ZeuS Gameover Peer-to-Peer botnet maintain a level of resiliency, a managed security services approach that also offers key access to 24x7 threat analysis and countermeasures can provide a critical piece to an overall IT security strategy. Organizations should also evaluate closely how they address cyber threats and maintain compliance and regulatory mandates. Taking a compliance approach to security can cause a false sense of reality of being secure. It's important to take a security approach to compliance so your organization is truly understanding the threats posed to the organization because being compliant does not mean you are secure.
To read the full IDC Insight Report titled, "Dell SecureWorks European Managed Security Service" visit the IDC.com website (subscription required).