ISA, Canada’s largest cybersecurity-focused solutions provider, is proud to have just been named a 2019 Major Player in Canadian Security Services by the IDC MarketScape. Being labelled as such by IDC, the premier global market intelligence firm with more than 1,100 analysts worldwide offering technology opportunities and trends in over 110 countries – is an honour.
The IDC MarketScape: Canadian Security Services 2019 Vendor Assessment (doc # CA44419519, August 2019) compared security service providers with operations and customers in Canada using their IDC MarketScape model. The assessment process included interviews with the providers and with one or more customers from each provider.
“We’re pleased to be recognized by the IDC MarketScape for our continued dedication to cybersecurity in Canada. Their assessment factors in client feedback, which is especially important for us. We value our clients’ opinions and continuously evolve our business to suit their security needs in a shifting cyber landscape,” says Kevin Dawson, President and CEO, ISA. “This assessment recognizes us as specialists in our field and confirms that there is a definite need for the cybersecurity services we provide. Therefore, we’ll continue offering 24-hour-a-day eyes-on-glass from our Cybersecurity Intelligence and Operations Centres (CIOC) in Canada. Moreover, for those customers that want to take advantage of our global follow-the-sun model, we will continue to grow out our international presence as well. Because, in the digital economy, this level of attention to cybersecurity is what’s necessary.”
There is a need for increased cybersecurity services in Canada. The Canadian Survey of Cyber Security and Cybercrime conducted by the Government of Canada found that 21 percent of Canadian businesses reported being impacted by a cybersecurity incident which affected their operations. More than half of impacted businesses said that cybersecurity incidents prevented employees from carrying out their work and that 58 percent experienced downtime directly resulting from a cyber incident.
ISA is a pioneer of cybersecurity. Founded in 1992, ISA initially sold security products but reinvented itself in the late 1990s to become a pure-play security services provider. ISA has become one of Canada’s top IT security firms built on the principles of quality, commitment, and integrity, fostering partnerships with both leading technology providers and clients. IDC’s MarketScape report states ISA’s strength as its “focus on hosted services and automation and orchestration will allow[s] the provider to offer advanced services such as MDR at scale.” The IDC Marketscape Report goes on to say that “Organizations looking for a local, pure-play security services provider with a global footprint should consider ISA.”
About IDC MarketScape:
IDC MarketScape vendor assessment model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.
ISA is Canada’s leading “pure-play” cyber security organization. ISA prides itself as a diverse and inclusive employer that strives to create a welcoming corporate culture. ISA maintains offices in Toronto, Ottawa and Calgary and is a SOCII Certified MSP. Our SOCII Centres are located in Toronto and Ukraine. These state-of-the-art centres provide both managed and hosted services 24 x 7 x 365.
At ISA, we are revolutionizing cybersecurity through our service delivery and technology integrations, to enable clients to maximize the value of their technology and secure their assets.