SecureWorks, Inc. Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for MSSPs, North America

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

Dec 06, 2010, 16:16 ET from SecureWorks, Inc.

ATLANTA, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlanta-based SecureWorks® Inc., a leading global provider of information security services protecting over 2,900 clients in 70 countries, announced today that Gartner Inc. has positioned SecureWorks in the Leaders quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for MSSPs, North America." The Gartner Magic Quadrant is a graphical portrayal of vendor performance in a market segment, including categories for leaders, challengers, visionaries and niche players. Criteria by which the vendors are measured include a company's completeness of vision and ability to execute.

Gartner, Inc., a leading information technology research and advisory company, evaluated 22 Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) for the Magic Quadrant, and SecureWorks was one of four MSSPs listed in the Leaders quadrant. According to Gartner, "Each of the service providers in the Leaders quadrant has significant 'mind share' among enterprises looking to buy an MSS as a discrete offering. These providers generally receive very positive reports on service and performance from Gartner clients. MSSPs in the Leaders quadrant are typically appropriate options for enterprises requiring frequent interaction with the MSSP for analyst expertise and advice, portal-based correlation and workflow support, and flexible reporting options."(1)

"We believe being positioned in the Leaders quadrant further confirms SecureWorks' ability to successfully protect its clients' information assets, while improving their regulatory compliance and lowering their IT costs," said Mike Cote, chairman and CEO of SecureWorks. "SecureWorks' sole objective is to provide its clients with the very best in information security services, and we continue to be wholly committed to this goal."

With visibility into the networks of over 2,900 clients, SecureWorks has an expansive view into the threat and vulnerability landscape. Combining this with SecureWorks' purpose-built technology, which monitors, correlates and analyzes 14 billion security events daily from its clients' networks, SecureWorks' security analysts are able to identify cyber attacks as they are developing.  This information, added to the intelligence of its renowned Counter Threat Unit(SM) (CTU) security research team, enables SecureWorks to prevent emerging threats from impacting their clients.

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About the Magic Quadrant:

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2010 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation 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 Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About SecureWorks:

SecureWorks is one of the top information security service providers protecting over 2,900 clients worldwide spanning North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific Rim. Organizations of all sizes, including 85 of the Fortune 500, rely on SecureWorks to protect their assets, improve compliance and reduce costs. The combination of award-winning security technology, strong client service, and experienced security professionals makes SecureWorks the premier provider of information security services for any organization. SecureWorks was one of only two "leaders" cited in The Forrester Wave™: Managed Security Services, Q3 2010 report (August 2010). SecureWorks has also won SC Magazine's "Best Managed Security Service" award for 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009 and has been named to the Inc. 500, Inc. 5000 and the Deloitte lists of fastest-growing companies.

(1) Gartner, Inc., "Magic Quadrant for MSSPs, North America," November 29, 2010

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