NEW YORK, NY, USA, 28 January 2021—Deloitte has been named a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Professional Security Services 2020 Vendor Assessment. (doc#META47033220 December 2020). Deloitte Middle East is recognized based on its capabilities and strategies.
“A household name in business consulting, the [Deloitte] offers a comprehensive range of professional security services in the GCC market, catering to a vast range of customer needs, be they strategic, tactical, or technical,” noted Varun Kukreja, senior research manager for security in the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa at IDC, and one of the authors of the report. “Deloitte's capability to carry out a variety of cybersecurity services across the board is commendable, as it often focuses on achieving business-led outcomes in cybersecurity, rather than the traditional approach of risk and compliance.”
The IDC MarketScape defines security services as “consist[ing] of three varied components,” including security consulting services, security implementation services, and managed security services.
“With the rapid acceleration of technology adoption amidst the pandemic, demand for a strong cyber security strategy has never been greater” said Tariq Ajmal, Cyber leader, Deloitte Middle East “We are honored to receive this recognition from the IDC MarketScape, which reinforces our commitment to helping our clients achieve their business objectives while safeguarding customer trust and resilience.”
On the GCC security landscape, “The unintended outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic included an acceleration in digital transformation (DX) initiatives and a rapid increase in cloud adoption across the Gulf Cooperation Council region, which comprises Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, and Kuwait. Against this backdrop, organizations in the GCC region are being exposed to an increasing number of attacks and must manage complex data and security regulatory compliance and monitoring requirements alongside the protection of disparate endpoints used by staff working from home.”
“Deloitte’s unique approach to cyber security, comprised of a wide range of core cyber and integrated offerings, enables us to become the trusted advisor for our clients and position them for long-term success,” adds Ajmal. “As we look to the future, we will remain focused on providing a superior experience for our clients across the GCC by tapping into the breadth and depth of our capabilities and innovative solutions to meet the most pressing cyber needs.”
The insights provided are part of the IDC MarketScape Excerpt, which is an extraction from the original IDC MarketScape assessment. Per IDC policy, only the Vendor Summary Profile for the purchasing vendor will be included in a given IDC MarketScape Excerpt. To gain access to the profiles for all suppliers included in the assessment, contact IDC.
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