Leading Analyst Firm Rates Verizon Business as 'Strong Positive' in Managed Security Services MarketScope Report for Asia Pacific

Gartner Inc. has rated Verizon Business as "Strong Positive" in the industry analyst firm's new "MarketScope for Managed Security Services in Asia Pacific."¹

To achieve a "Strong Positive" rating, companies must be "viewed as a provider of strategic products, services or solutions."

"In this past year, we have seen strong interest in our managed security services as customers look to leverage Verizon's expertise and global infrastructure to address a wide range of challenges, from cyber threats and regulatory compliance to the adoption of cloud-based computing," said Jonathan Nguyen-Duy, Verizon Business' director of global security services. "Our technology and security professionals continue to set us apart from the competition, and we are continually investing in new services and infrastructure to better serve our customers."

According to Gartner's report, "All of the managed security service providers (MSSPs) included in this research have indicated that continued presence in the market requires continuous expansion of their service portfolios. This requirement was echoed by clients that are increasingly attracted to MSSPs that can offer a wide range of services that go well beyond traditional firewall and intrusion detection system/intrusion prevention system (IDS/IPS) management and monitoring."

Verizon Business' robust portfolio of security solutions is aimed at helping enterprises and government agencies manage security risk and protect critical company assets.  In addition to a wide range of premises- and cloud-based security services, Verizon offers risk and compliance solutions, data loss prevention solutions, identity management solutions, and a complete range of professional services delivered by more than 1,200 security professionals around the globe.

About Verizon Business
Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), is a global leader in communications and IT solutions. We combine professional expertise with the world's most connected IP network to deliver award-winning communications, IT, information security and network solutions.  We securely connect today's extended enterprises of widespread and mobile customers, partners, suppliers and employees - enabling them to increase productivity and efficiency and help preserve the environment.  Many of the world's largest businesses and governments - including 96 percent of the Fortune 1000 and thousands of government agencies and educational institutions - rely on our professional and managed services and network technologies to accelerate their business. Find out more at www.verizonbusiness.com.

About the MarketScope
The "MarketScope for Managed Security Services in Asia/Pacific" is copyrighted 17 September 2010 by Gartner Inc. and is reused with permission. The MarketScope is an evaluation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the MarketScope, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest rating. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

¹ Gartner, Inc. "MarketScope for Managed Security Services in Asia/Pacific"; 24 September 2010; Authors: Andrew Walls, Kelly M. Kavanagh,  ID Number: G00206196