Accenture was recognised as having one of the most comprehensive security advisory and security assessment offerings under its professional security services that helps clients improve the efficiencies of security programs and alignment with the business, accelerating digital transformation and supporting what the firm refers to as the "Modern CISO" agenda. According to clients’ feedback, Accenture’s deep technical knowledge, effective onboarding, accuracy, and response time are highly regarded by the organisations within the Asia Pacific region.
In addition, the report cited that Accenture’s acquisition of Deja vu Security in 2019, a privately held company that specialises in security design and testing of enterprise software platforms and internet of things (IoT) technologies, is expected to strengthen the firm’s capabilities for securing product development life cycle for connected solutions.
Andrew McLauchlan, a managing director with Accenture Security in Asia Pacific said: “Addressing cybersecurity challenges has never been more important than in times of crisis and it has been critical to evolve the security narrative from IT/cybersecurity to cyber resilience for our clients. The next evolution is trust — which builds on good security posture, cyber-resilience but goes beyond, as it includes reliability, ethics, and privacy in addition to security. The IDC MarketScape acknowledges our strengths in the region and we look forward to building on this strong leadership position.”
"IT organisations should work with professional security services providers to enhance the internal competence level of handling threats, vulnerabilities, and more importantly manage this strategic shift to ensure effective risk mitigation and boost the trust. After all, digital trust builds up the foundation of a strong cyberdefense and cyber-resilience," says Cathy Huang, associate research director, IDC Asia/Pacific Services and Security. "
The report examined Accenture and 16 different vendors offering professional security services in the highly competitive and vibrant Asia Pacific market between 2019 and 2020. The participating organisations were meticulously evaluated using the IDC MarketScape model, which reviews the vendors’ capabilities and strategies against an extensive list of scoring criteria and parameters. These include the comprehensiveness of their offerings, portfolio benefits delivered, market execution, service delivery, customer experience, and customer satisfaction.
About IDC MarketScape
IDC MarketScape vendor assessment 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.
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. We combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across more than 40 industries — powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. With 509,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance and create lasting value across their enterprises. Visit us at www.accenture.com.
Source: IDC MarketScape: Asia/Pacific Professional Security Services — Advisory, Assessment, and Awareness 2020 Vendor Assessment, IDC Document #AP45547920, February 2020).
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