Optiv Security Earns High Rankings in IDC Canadian Brand Perceptions Report

— Security Solutions Integrator Recognized as Trusted Advisor,
Stands Out in Identity Management and Monitoring Services —

DENVER & TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Canada?src=hash" target="_blank"gt;#Canadalt;/agt;–Optiv
, the world’s leading security solutions integrator, today
announced that it ranked second overall in Canada for accumulative
positive brand perception, according to the 2019 IDC Brand Perceptions
of Canadian Security Service Providers report. The report surveyed
Canadian midmarket and large enterprises on general brand perception,
current customer perceptions, and prospective customer perceptions.
Optiv’s high mark in this report comes on the heels of the company
posting its largest year-over-year growth in Canada. In response to the
under-served market gap and need for cybersecurity innovation and
services, Optiv continues to aggressively invest in services delivery,
innovation, and customer success in Canada. Its breadth of consulting,
operational, and technology services has the company well-positioned for
continued success, as indicated in this report.

Optiv is recognized in the report as a Trusted Advisor in the Canadian
market, especially to organizations in financial services, manufacturing
services, and infrastructure services.

Optiv’s top ranking with large Canadian companies (1,000 employees+)
came in identity and access management (IAM), a paramount concern for
IT-leaders around the globe. As the amount of data, devices, cloud-based
services, and users expands exponentially, identity-centric security is
at the forefront of holistic cybersecurity programs.

“Due to cloud, mobile and digital transformation, data is created at a
volume and velocity never before experienced,” said Julie
Talbot-Hubbard, global vice president, digital identity and data
services, Optiv. “If organizations can carefully manage who has access
to applications and data, then they can accomplish the same objectives
as the old perimeter – keeping unauthorized people out of corporate IT
assets and ensure only the right people have access to the right data,
in the right way, at the right time.”

In addition to IAM, Optiv is viewed most positively for its monitoring
services, range of security capabilities (one-stop shop), and incident
response and forensics, which are critical elements of an end-to-end
security program.

“The fear of external threats and vulnerabilities has guided security
initiatives for too long. Our approach – that cybersecurity needs to be
managed from the ‘inside-out’ as part of the greater corporate objective
– is clearly a welcomed one in Canada,” said Cheryl McGrath, vice
president and country general manager for Canada, Optiv. “Our
consulting, delivery, and technical leaders meld people, processes, and
technologies in long-lasting ways that not only positively impact the
company’s security health, but also optimize and rationalize security
programs to ensure cost-effectiveness and enable overall program
efficacy and resilience.”

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About Optiv Security
Optiv helps clients plan, build and run
successful cybersecurity programs that achieve business objectives
through our depth and breadth of cybersecurity offerings, extensive
capabilities and proven expertise in cybersecurity, integration and
cyber operational services. Optiv maintains premium partnerships with
more than 350 of the leading cybersecurity technology manufacturers. For
more information, visit www.optiv.com.


Brett Ater
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(816) 701-3374

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