Top Executives in France Paying More Attention to Cyber Security

PARIS, Oct. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Enterprises in France are changing their approach to cyber security, with top executives now becoming involved in decision making, according to a new report published today by Information Services Group (ISG) (Nasdaq: III), a leading global technology research and advisory firm.
The 2020 ISG Provider Lens Cyber Security – Solutions & Services Report for France finds stricter security mandates like the GDPR forcing enterprises there to enhance their security measures. In response, strategic consulting firms are focusing more on cyber security by acquiring new expertise in vulnerability assessments and related topics. These providers are hiring specialists, announcing new cyber security services, and opening labs for training, experimentation and sandboxing.“French companies are increasingly focused on improving their cyber security in response to the GDPR and other mandates,” said Lyonel Roüast, partner and president, ISG Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa (SEMEA). “C-level executives are seeking a better understanding on the best ways to avoid, and if necessary, respond to cyber attacks.”In addition to new regulations, the report finds French companies improving security in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In many cases, companies are updating their security software, adopting new security measures that were under negotiation and increasing efforts to secure home offices.The report also notes many companies are now seeing governance, risk and compliance as top cyber security issues because of the cost and brand implications of a data breach or a ransomware attack.In addition, the report finds a growing number of technical security services available in the French market. Leading service providers have developed proprietary platforms that integrate many security solutions while covering the gaps with specific functionalities that are developed as the market demands.In the area of managed security services, providers are moving from security operations centers to complex, artificial intelligence-powered cyber defense organizations, the report adds. While security operations centers offer basic security like firewalls and endpoint security tools, these services are not enough to stop more sophisticated threats.Instead, cyber defense centers have emerged, not to replace security operations centers, but to expand on them, the report says. These cyber defense organizations leverage advanced machine learning tools that can ingest large volumes of data to provide smart analytics for understanding how threats are morphing, moving and spreading.The report also sees the cloud driving new trends in the identity and access management market. Vendors are moving identity and access management services from on-premises to the cloud, while clients are demanding pay-as-you-go models or identity-management-as-a-service. Clients are demanding new cloud investments from providers while also seeking more flexible payment models.The 2020 ISG Provider Lens Cyber Security – Solutions & Services Report for France evaluates the capabilities of 73 providers across six quadrants: Identity & Access Management, Data Leakage/Loss Prevention, Technical Security Services, Strategic Security Services, Managed Security Services for the Midmarket, and Managed Security Services for Large Accounts.The report names IBM as a leader in five quadrants and Atos and Orange Cyberdefense as leaders in four. Capgemini and NTT are named as leaders in three quadrants, and Accenture, Axians, Broadcom, Sopra Steria and Thales are named leaders in two. BT, Deloitte, EY, Forcepoint, HCL, Intrinsec, Kudelski Security, LINKBYNET, LTI, McAfee, Microsoft, Okta, OpenText, Oracle, Ping Identity, PwC, Trend Micro, Varonis, Verizon and WALLIX are all named leaders in one quadrant.Rising Stars—companies with a “promising portfolio” and “high future potential” by ISG’s definition—were CyberProof (in two quadrants) and Matrix42, NXO and Verizon (one each).A customized version of the report is available from Unisys.The 2020 ISG Provider Lens Cyber Security – Solutions & Services Report for France is available to subscribers or for one-time purchase on this webpage.About ISG Provider Lens™ ResearchThe ISG Provider Lens™ Quadrant research series is the only service provider evaluation of its kind to combine empirical, data-driven research and market analysis with the real-world experience and observations of ISG’s global advisory team. Enterprises will find a wealth of detailed data and market analysis to help guide their selection of appropriate sourcing partners, while ISG advisors use the reports to validate their own market knowledge and make recommendations to ISG’s enterprise clients. The research currently covers providers offering their services globally, across Europe and Latin America, as well as in the U.S., Germany, the U.K., France, the Nordics, Brazil and Australia/New Zealand, with additional markets to be added in the future. For more information about ISG Provider Lens research, please visit this webpage.A companion research series, the ISG Provider Lens Archetype reports, offer a first-of-its-kind evaluation of providers from the perspective of specific buyer types.Starting this year, each ISG Provider Lens™ study will include a Global Summary to help enterprise subscribers better understand provider capabilities across all geographic markets covered by that study. All ISG Provider Lens™ reports also will now include an Enterprise Context feature to help executives quickly identify key insights related to their roles and responsibilities.About ISGISG (Information Services Group) (Nasdaq: III) is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. A trusted business partner to more than 700 clients, including more than 75 of the world’s top 100 enterprises, ISG is committed to helping corporations, public sector organizations, and service and technology providers achieve operational excellence and faster growth. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; sourcing advisory; managed governance and risk services; network carrier services; strategy and operations design; change management; market intelligence and technology research and analysis. Founded in 2006, and based in Stamford, Conn., ISG employs more than 1,300 digital-ready professionals operating in more than 20 countries—a global team known for its innovative thinking, market influence, deep industry and technology expertise, and world-class research and analytical capabilities based on the industry’s most comprehensive marketplace data. For more information, visit

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