AT&T, Verizon named security leaders

Networx vendors AT&T Inc. and Verizon Business are among the information technology consultancy Gartner Inc.’s five leaders in the managed security service provider market, with Sprint featured among niche MSSPs.

In addition to firewall and intrusion detection and prevention monitoring and management, security log management has become “a nearly universal offering,” Gartner said in its April Magic Quadrant report.

“Verizon Business gained MSS capabilities from its acquisition of MCI, then augmented those by acquiring Cybertrust in July 2007,” Gartner said. “Consider Verizon Business security services when you are using other Verizon Business telecommunications services or when your requirements include strong security expertise and global delivery capability,” Gartner advised.

One growing area for enterprises is in-the-cloud services, Gartner researchers said. “Enterprises seeking to augment bandwidth services with ITC protection, requiring remote-office/branch-office MSS, or requiring a multinational, multiservice MSS partner, should consider AT&T,” the report said.

“Sprint offers MSS to its government and commercial customers for bandwidth or network services,” the report said. “Sprint customers looking for MSS offerings with a known provider should consider Sprint for customer-premises-equipment and ITC deployments.”

MSSPs generated $570 million in 2007, with 2008 MSSP revenue up by 15 percent, the report said.

About the Author

Sami Lais is a special contributor to Washington Technology.

Reader Comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here


  • Dive into our Contract Award database

    In an exclusive for WT Insider members, we are collecting all of the contract awards we cover into a database that you can sort by contractor, agency, value and other parameters. You can also download it into a spreadsheet. Our databases track awards back to 2013. Read More

  • Navigating the trends and issues of 2016 Nick Wakeman

    In our latest WT Insider Report, we pull together our best advice, insights and reporting on the trends and issues that will shape the market in 2016 and beyond. Read More

contracts DB

Washington Technology Daily

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.