Tata Communications, a leading provider of a new world of communications, today announced it has been positioned by industry analyst firm Gartner, Inc. in the Challengers quadrant of its “Magic Quadrant for Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) in North America” report.(1) The Magic Quadrant evaluates MSSPs such as Tata Communications on completeness of vision and ability to execute, and uses selection criteria based on service and product capabilities and other factors.

“In just one year, we have launched and scaled our managed security services business, and are now focused on meeting the highest expectations that our customers have from us, and validating our customers’ choice of Tata Communications as their choice for managed security services for their sites in developed and emerging markets worldwide,” said John Landau, senior vice president of Global Managed Services for Tata Communications. “We believe that our placement in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Security Services reflects the trust that our customers have placed in Tata Communications and its ability to deliver world-class security services.”

The Gartner Magic Quadrant is widely recognized as one of the most influential reports for enterprises seeking to evaluate managed security service vendors. It evaluates vendors according to ability to execute ─ including overall viability, product capabilities, quality, feature sets, skills, market responsiveness and track record ─ as well as the completeness of vision, which includes innovation and product strategy among other criteria.

Tata Communications’ focus on managed security services allows enterprises to reduce costs by outsourcing the increasingly difficult and expensive task of both monitoring and managing their security infrastructure, while simultaneously delivering higher levels of coverage and protection. The suite of security services, which includes managed and monitored Firewalls and Unified Threat Management (UTM) systems, Intrusion Detection and Prevention systems, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Detection and Mitigation, Vulnerability Management, email security and filtering, and Penetration Testing, offers customers proactive detection and evaluation of information security threats, accompanied by swift incident response and remediation actions.

The services are overseen by an experienced, globally distributed support team using state-of-the-art systems, processes and tools. Tata Communications’ wide range of supported vendors and solutions, combined with its globally consistent and efficient service delivery model, meets the security needs of businesses.

For more information on Tata Communications’ MSS offering visit:
http://www.tatacommunications.com/enterprise/security/

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