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Press Release -- March 23rd, 2014
Source: Verizon

Verizon “Leader”: Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant, Global Managed Security Services Providers Report

Evaluation of First-Ever Global MSSP Magic Quadrant Based on Completeness of Vision, Ability to Execute

by Janet Brumfield

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Verizon announced on Thursday (March 20) that it has been positioned by Gartner Inc. in the Leaders quadrant in the “2014 Magic Quadrant for Global Managed Security Services Providers (MSSP)” report. This report marks Gartner’s first-ever analysis of the global MSSP landscape.

According to Gartner: “Each of the service providers in the Leaders quadrant has significant mind share among enterprises looking to buy a MSS as a discrete offering. These providers generally receive very positive reports on service and performance from Gartner clients. MSSPs in the Leaders quadrant are typically appropriate options for enterprises requiring frequent interaction with the MSSP for analyst expertise and advice, portal-based correlation and workflow support, and flexible reporting options.”

Eddie Schwartz, vice president of global security solutions for Verizon Enterprise Solutions, said: “We believe Verizon is a leader in the managed security and consulting services space with extensive analytic assets and unparalleled visibility into the global threat landscape. The realities of today’s threat landscape require enterprises to focus on understanding the business context of an attack, and to take direct remedial action.

“With our unique capabilities, Verizon offers enterprises the opportunity to offload the heavy costs and complex requirements associated with critical security analytics, multisource intelligence fusion, and routine security management tasks, such as log and device management, to truly focus on protecting their critical information assets.”

Verizon Delivers Unparalleled Managed Security Services

Verizon is a leader in delivering global managed security solutions to enterprises in the financial services, retail, government, technology, healthcare, manufacturing, energy and transportation sectors. Verizon combines powerful intelligence and analytics with an expansive breadth of professional and managed services, including customizable advanced security operations and managed threat protection services, next-generation commercial technology monitoring and analytics, rapid incident response and forensics investigations and identity management. Verizon brings the strength and expert knowledge of more than 550 consultants across the globe to proactively reduce security threats and lower information risks to organizations.

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For ongoing security insight and analysis from some of the world’s most distinguished security researchers, read the Verizon Security Blog.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, with nearly 103 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries. A Dow 30 company with more than $120 billion in 2013 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 176,800. For more information, visit

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