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Deloitte named a leader in Canadian Security Services by IDC MarketScape

Deloitte recognized for its strong managed security services business

Toronto, July 12, 2017 — Deloitte announced today that International Data Corporation (IDC) has named it as a leader in Canadian Security Services in their report entitled, IDC MarketScape: Canadian Security Services 2017 Vendor Assessment (doc #CA41971017, February 2017). The IDC MarketScape recognizes Deloitte as a leader based on capabilities and strategies.

“Deloitte is proud to be named a leader in the space,” said Nick Galletto, Cyber Risk Services leader for Deloitte Global, Americas Region, and Deloitte in Canada. “As cyber threats grow exponentially and businesses of all sizes struggle to keep up, this IDC MarketScape report demonstrates that Deloitte is well positioned to provide clients with a comprehensive set of advisory and managed security services to solve their most complex cybersecurity challenges.”

Specifically, for Deloitte, the report notes, “Few security providers can match Deloitte's presence in IT consulting and professional security services. With the acquisition of Integrity-Paahi Solutions Inc. (IPS), Deloitte has further strengthened its managed security services business and bolstered its presence across Canada for all security services, including device management and monitoring.”

IDC MarketScape is a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the characteristics that explain a vendor's success in the marketplace and help anticipate the vendor's ascendancy. The report assesses the capability and business strategy of the leading business consulting firms.

"The Canadian security services market is evolving quickly as pure-play providers are acquired, partnerships are formed, and new players try to tap into the strong growth security services has been experiencing,” said Kevin Lonergan, senior IDC analyst, Infrastructure Solutions. “Although competition is ramping up, there are still many opportunities for greenfield growth as Canadian organizations continue to look to third parties for help securing their business."

Deloitte strives to help build more secure, vigilant and resilient organizations by becoming an extended and trusted part of their security team. “We believe that security management and operations cannot simply be outsourced; rather, a managed security service provider should work closely together with their clients to help prevent, detect, and respond to threats,” added Galletto.

Additional Findings

  •  “A potential differentiator going forward for Deloitte is its partnership with American supercomputer manufacturer Cray Inc. Through this partnership, Deloitte provides a supercomputing recognizant and threat analytics service to its customers.”
  • “Deloitte is also enhancing its analytics capabilities with pattern and behavioral predictive threat analytics capabilities.”

As used in this press release, “Deloitte” refers only to the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited member firms.

About IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360 degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

About Deloitte

Deloitte, one of Canada's leading professional services firms, provides audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services. Deloitte LLP, an Ontario limited liability partnership, is the Canadian member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited.

Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee, and its network of member firms, each of which is a legally separate and independent entity. Please see for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited and its member firms.

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