Telstra named a Major Player in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Cybersecurity Consulting Services 2024 Vendor Assessment

· 18 June 2024 · 4 minute read
IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Cybersecurity Consulting Services 2024 Vendor Assessment , with vendors placed on the graph, according to their capabilities (y-axis) and strategies (x-axis). Vendors grouped in the Leaders section of the graph are include Google, Verizon, Optiv, and Avanade. Vendors grouped in the Major players section of the graph include include Trustwave, CDW, Lumen Technologies, Kroll, AT&T Cybersecurity, Tech Mahindra, Orange Cyberdefense, Telstra, BT, Samsung SDS, and DXC Technology.

Source: “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Cybersecurity Consulting Services 2024 Vendor Assessment” by Cathy Huang, March 2024, IDC Doc #US50463223e_Telstra.

“IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilises a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within that market. The Capabilities score measures vendor product, go-to-market and business execution in the short-term. The Strategy score measures alignment of vendor strategies with customer requirements in a 3-5-year timeframe. Vendor market share is represented by the size of the circles. Vendor year-over-year growth rate relative to the given market is indicated by a plus, neutral or minus next to the vendor’s name.”

The report noted, “Telstra Security services are delivered by Telstra Purple, the consulting/professional services group within Telstra Enterprise, which together with partners delivers client solutions globally. Consultants are in Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden. Telstra Security Services deliver security advisory consulting, solutions engineering, and assurance services for cloud and network security, digital identity, and cyberdetection and response. Large organisations typically receive bespoke solutions that can be templated for small and midsize clients. Consultants follow a 4D methodology within a formalised customer delivery framework.”

“Telstra Security has strategic partnership with product vendors, such as Palo Alto Networks, Zscaler, Netskope, Cisco, Microsoft and CrowdStrike, Telstra Purple partners, and trusted individuals. Partners may be used in engagements involving client certifications,” as said in the report.

According to the IDC MarketScape, “Large enterprises, large government departments, and small and mid-size organisations of any maturity level that prefer a consulting-led, integrative approach should consider Telstra Security, especially those in Australia, Asia, or Europe.”

“Security is at the core of everything that we do, from being embedded in our connectivity infrastructure through to the hyperconnected digital solutions and services we design, implement, and manage for our enterprise customers. Our Telstra Purple consulting-led, secure-by-design approach is fundamental in supporting our customers improve their security posture in an ever increasingly complex and rapidly evolving cybersecurity landscape,” added. Ganesh Narayanan, Telstra’s Head of Cyber Security

The report noted the following strengths for Telstra:

  • As a carrier, Telstra has a large network infrastructure and data traffic that enable analysis across diverse clients, systems, and endpoints. Real-time visibility aids threat detection, patterns of malicious activity, and potential vulnerabilities.
  • The ClubCISO community, which includes 700+ CISOs who can interact with each other through a bespoke application, publishes an annual security maturity report and industry insights.
  • The Purple design team brings diverse perspectives to services involving human design. Team members have backgrounds in psychology, game design, academia, design research, visual communications, and interactive design.

The report also noted, “According to client feedback, Telstra's training services along with the cybersecurity consulting work have uplifted the organization's cybersecurity posture and efficacy. IDC's Worldwide Cybersecurity Consulting Services Survey participants give Telstra a positive rating for the effective use of emerging technologies in its engagement. The provider has also exceeded the peer group average for delivering measurable outcomes and being cost-effective.

The IDC MarketScape study represents a vendor assessment of cybersecurity consulting services for enterprises through the IDC MarketScape model. It evaluated 15 cybersecurity services vendors offering cybersecurity strategy advisory, architecture assessment and design, cyber-resilience consulting, and cybersecurity transformation services. The assessment includes both quantitative and qualitative characteristics that define current market demands and expected buyer needs for cybersecurity consulting services.

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