15 January 2015 – Dimension Data, the USD 6,7 billion global ICT solutions and services provider and NTT Group subsidiary, today announced that Gartner, Inc., a leading IT research and advisory firm, has positioned NTT in the “Challengers” Quadrant of the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Managed Security Services, Worldwide authored by Kelly Kavanagh, a Gartner principal research analyst, and published in December 30, 2014. According to Gartner, these reports position vendors in one of four quadrants – Leaders, Challengers, Visionaries and Niche Players – based on the companies’ completeness of vision and ability to execute on that vision. According to the Gartner report, “The MSS market is mature, and prospective customers have numerous options among providers offering MSSs. Threat management and meeting compliance requirements via 24/7 security monitoring remain the primary drivers for considering an MSS. These may be complemented by related drivers, such as the desire to redirect existing resources to other security areas, or the need to engage deeper or broader expertise than is available in-house. An important emerging driver related to threat management is service provider support for the protection from and detection of targeted attacks.””Global MSSPs not only need to have visibility into next-generation threats but also must have the innovative technologies to block and mitigate them across all industries, geographies and verticals,” said Tsunehisa Okuno, director and senior vice president, director of global business office, NTT. “We are pleased Gartner has recognised us for our completeness of vision and ability to execute.”NTT and its operating companies offer a wide range of managed security services to large and mid-sized enterprises. The company has been expanding its capabilities, solutions and global reach in managed security services through a series of strategic acquisitions in recent years.- EndsAbout Dimension DataFounded in 1983, Dimension Data plc is an ICT services and solutions provider that uses its technology expertise, global service delivery capability, and entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate the business ambitions of its clients. Dimension Data is a member of the NTT Group. www.dimensiondata.comAbout NTTNTT Group delivers advanced technology and innovative solutions in networking, communications, software, and cloud computing that help transform businesses, governments and societies around the world. NTT Group will deliver convenient, enriched, and reliable services to support our customers as a “Value Partner” that our customers will continue to select. Today, 80% of the Fortune 100 relies on NTT Group as their business partner.NTT Group generates over $112 billion in annual revenues, has over 240 data centers and employs more than 240,000 professionals working in 79 countries.Kasia Murphy / Jonathan MathiasJohnson King+44 (0)20 7401 7968 DimensionData@johnsonking.co.uk Source: RealWire

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