SecureWorks Cited as a Leader in Managed Security Services by Independent Research Firm

Aug 06, 2010 (09:08 AM EDT)

ATLANTA, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlanta-based SecureWorks®, Inc., a leading global provider of security services protecting 2,900 clients worldwide, announced today that the company was one of only two "leaders" cited in The Forrester Wave™: Managed Security Services, Q3 2010 report (August 2010). SecureWorks was among 11 select Managed Security Services (MSS) providers that Forrester Research, Inc. invited to participate in the study.

Forrester evaluated the 11 MSS providers' current offerings and strategy against 78 criteria. SecureWorks was among the vendors that received top ratings in several categories: including value proposition, vertical and geographic footprint, and infrastructure and perimeter.

SecureWorks also received the highest score possible in the category of client references and Forrester stated that "SecureWorks has great client feedback and an excellent support structure to enable and support its delivery teams." Forrester also suggested that "Security organizations searching for a highly flexible and responsive MSSP that provides focused security services with a wealth of experience should look toward SecureWorks."  

This flexibility is illustrated in SecureWorks' broad range of services and service delivery options including fully-managed, co-managed, monitored or On-demand solutions.

"We are honored to be recognized as a 'leader' in the highly respected Forrester Wave Managed Security Services, Q3 2010 Report," said Mike Cote, chairman and CEO of SecureWorks. "SecureWorks has distinguished itself in the MSS market because of our security expertise, purpose-built technology and our expansive visibility into the threat and vulnerability landscape.  Combined, these attributes enable us to seamlessly protect our clients' digital assets, including their confidential customer data."

From analyzing 13 billion security events every day and protecting more than 2,900 clients across the globe, SecureWorks' Counter Threat Unit(SM) (CTU) is able to identify emerging threats sooner, and as a result, develop countermeasures faster and more effectively, than competitors who have more limited vision.

The Wave report further highlights the company's security expertise stating, "SecureWorks offers a specialized skill set with cutting-edge threat intelligence capabilities."

Forrester clients can view the full Wave report at:

About SecureWorks:

SecureWorks is a market leading provider of world-class information security services with over 2,900 clients worldwide spanning North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific Rim. Organizations of all sizes, including more than 15 percent of the Fortune 500, rely on SecureWorks to protect their assets, improve compliance and reduce costs. The combination of award-winning security technology, strong client service, and experienced security professionals makes SecureWorks the premier provider of information security services for any organization. Positioned in the Leader's Quadrant of Gartner's Magic Quadrant for MSSPs, SecureWorks has also won SC Magazine's "Best Managed Security Service" award for 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009 and has been named to the Inc. 500, Inc. 5000 and the Deloitte lists of fastest-growing companies.

SOURCE SecureWorks, Inc.