Cybersecurity Services RadarView™ 2020 – Zensar


Zensar recognized as a Challenger in Avasant’s Cybersecurity Services RadarView™ Report 2020

Among endless service provider options, novel and disruptive mechanics in innovation brings recognition as a Challenger for Cybersecurity Services 2020.



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Focus on IAM/PAM. Continues to invest in automation and AI approach. Expanding SOCs and global reach.


  • Challenger Cybersecurity Services RadarView™ Report 2020


Avasant Analyst Insights

Practice Maturity

  • Zensar provides a full security stack of consulting, professional and managed services across domains. It offers integrated SOC services, Application/Data Security, Cloud Security/CASB, Automation, Proactive Security Models, and IoT Security.
  • As identity gains prominence over data, it collaborated with Zscaler to combine network (SD-WAN, Carriers, CDN, etc.) and security point solutions (Network Security, CASB, etc.) into a unified, global cloud-native service called Security Access Service Edge (SASE). This allows users to access the organization’s network through a single platform from any device and location.
  • It leverages its The Vinci platform to drive predictive analytics, accelerate incidence response for L1 requests before it moves to L2 and L3 for advanced investigation, and manage new security use cases. It also introduced SOAR capabilities to automate and improve incident response time. To drive value, it leverages L3 and SMEs for all customer-facing support issues.
  • It plans to continue to work on both automation and AI approach to provide a proactive solution rather than reactive.
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Partnership Ecosystem

  • Zensar continues to collaborate with partners on multiple fronts including the formation of COEs, joint solution development, and GTM strategy.
  • In conjunction with tool partners such as RSA and BeyondTrust, it provides services around identity lifecycle management, privilege identity management, and UBA capabilities.
  • In partnership with Check Point, it established Check Point’s latest edge protection/security appliance solution, Maestro, for its Security Labs. It collaborated with the IBM QRadar team to develop a new SOC offering and run joint marketing programs.

Investments and Innovation

  • The majority of Zensar’s investment plans are around asset development, talent development (certifications and training), practice growth, and partner network expansion.
  • It continues to invest in new technologies and SMEs within existing SOCs and cybersecurity stance. In 2019, Zensar opened its 4th SOC in London and has plans to open one in Westborough.
  • It plans to continue to expand and accelerate sales in North America, and replicate its success model to other regions including the UK, Europe, and South Africa.
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Cybersecurity Services RadarView™ 2020 – UST Global


UST Global recognized as a Challenger in Avasant’s Cybersecurity Services RadarView™ Report 2020

Among endless service provider options, novel and disruptive mechanics in innovation brings recognition as a Challenger for Cybersecurity Services 2020.



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Leverages CyberProof Defense Center platform to support clients’ entire security operations. Drives cloud focus through Azure Sentinel.


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Practice Maturity

  • CyberProof, the cybersecurity arm of UST Global, continues to leverage the CyberProof Defense Center (CDC) platform along with SeeMo to support the customer’s entire security operations lifecycle. Augmented its CDC platform by entering into multiple strategic partnerships as detailed below.
  • Last year, it introduced Use Case Factory, which helps in the selection and design of use cases to accelerate the identification and response time to security threats. Thus, applying event-up versus the attack-down approach.
  • With the governance and regulatory compliance increasingly gaining importance at the state and federal levels, UST Global acquired ComplyUSA, a compliance assessment and privacy automation platform, to augment its privacy and compliance offerings.
  • Last year, UST Global launched a private cloud platform, UST FORTUNA, which is integrated with CyberProof, DevSecOps and AI platforms to offer a fully secure platform.
  • It plans to continue to invest in channel marketing, increase sales team and leverage Microsoft Azure Sentinel to facilitate cloud transition.
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Partnership Ecosystem

  • CyberProof enhanced its managed security services platform by integrating its security orchestration automated response (SOAR) platform with ZeroNorth orchestrated risk management platform. This enables users to have comprehensive visibility into the security posture of their organization.
  • It also runs joint marketing development programs in collaboration with SixGill, Microsoft Azure Sentinel, IntSights, ZeroNorth, XM Cyber, and SkyBox.
  • It has a channel partner agreement with InfinIT Services (Germany) and PT-Royal (Indonesia) and in the process of signing with 3 other channel partners in North America and Europe. It also delivered its first joint presentation with InfinIT Services at IT Security Expo IT‑SA 2019 to cover the benefits of highly automated SOC operation.

Investments and Innovation

  • UST Global has been investing in expanding its presence across strategic markets. Recently, CyberProof acquired Barcelona-based Necsia Cybersecurity to strengthen its position in the growing European and UK markets. The acquisition adds customers in BFSI, retail, and technology market segments and also enhances security capabilities including MDR services and consulting for industry compliance among others.
  • To drive growth in APAC, earlier this year, UST Global opened its first Infinity Lab in the region along with its 3rd delivery center in Malaysia. It also recently opened a new office in Singapore which includes SOC and a Talent Development Center (TDC) to develop skills in IoT, RPA, cybersecurity, etc.
  • It also opened a development center in Chicago to gain access to the high-technology talent pool and serve both local and global customers.
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Cybersecurity Services RadarView™ 2020 – T-Systems


T-Systems recognized as a Challenger in Avasant’s Cybersecurity Services RadarView™ Report 2020

Among endless service provider options, novel and disruptive mechanics in innovation brings recognition as a Challenger for Cybersecurity Services 2020.



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Strengthening security capabilities in Dutch and APAC markets via developing a team in the Netherlands and an SOC in Singapore.


  • Challenger Cybersecurity Services RadarView™ Report 2020


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Practice Maturity

  • T-Systems has been undergoing restructuring over the last year and plans to carve out 2 independent businesses: one focusing on security and the other on the IoT. This will help derive the required focus and agility and open new opportunities.
  • It offers a comprehensive suite of managed security and governance solutions covering entire cybersecurity lifecycle support. Its cybersecurity services are closely integrated with its portfolio of cloud, IoT, connectivity and SAP services. It also has proprietary technology for IoT and machine-to-machine communication, NarrowBand IoT, that helps manage IoT-related security issues.
  • It plans to triple its team size in India over the next 3 years, from 1,500 to around 5,000 people. In this regard, it has set up a new facility in Pune, India, which would also serve as its innovation hub with a focus on skilling workforce in the cloud, data analytics, and mobile apps.
  • In strategic partnership with Software AG, T-Systems expanded its Cloud of Things by leveraging the Cumulocity IoT platform. Thus, it enables customers to remotely monitor and manage their connected devices with improved security and efficiency.
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Partnership Ecosystem

  • T-Systems works with all the major security solution vendors, including Cisco, Checkpoint, Symantec, Microsoft, McAfee, IBM, Zscaler and Zimperium.
  • In partnership with Acceleris, developed a managed IT infrastructure with Splunk as an application. This enables a customer to gain real-time insights into IT and business-related data.
  • It has formed the “Sharing is for Caring” coalition, in which it intends to bring together security and incident response teams globally to improve threat intelligence sharing. This coalition includes FIRST.org, Cyber Security Sharing & Analytics (CSSA), and Trusted Introducer.

Investments and Innovation

  • To address the growing demand for security experts in the Dutch market, in September 2019, T-Systems set up a cybersecurity team in the Netherlands, which provides support to large enterprises, from strategy to implementation, with a focus on security-related to IoT/OT, cloud, regular IT services.
  • It opened it’s 17th integrated Cyber Defense and SOC in Singapore. T-Systems now has SOCs in 13 countries.
  • T-Systems has previously set up the ICT Academy in South Africa to address the ICT skills gap in the region. Last year, it organized a Digital Awareness Holiday Program where it invited participants from 50 education institutes for a free, 3-day course focused on security.
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Cybersecurity Services RadarView™ 2020 – CGI


CGI recognized as a Challenger in Avasant’s Cybersecurity Services RadarView™ Report 2020

Among endless service provider options, novel and disruptive mechanics in innovation brings recognition as a Challenger for Cybersecurity Services 2020.



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Expanding its reach in the US and Europe by opening new cybersecurity centers. Gaining traction from the US Federal.


  • Challenger Cybersecurity Services RadarView™ Report 2020


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Practice Maturity

  • CGI is serving customers across the globe from its offices and delivery centers, providing cyber-services including 24x7x365 protective monitoring, cyber threat intelligence, threat hunting, and incident response and forensics. It helps manage security needs, from compliance and audits to policies and architecture. It also helps IT security product vendors in auditing and testing their software and systems.
  • Last year, it witnessed growth from the US Federal segment primarily driven by new business revolving around its IP solutions, application support and cybersecurity services.
  • It strengthened its space software and cybersecurity solution portfolio by acquiring Scisys. This expanded its reach in the European space segment, including the European Commission.
  • It is providing support to the Manchester Digital Cyber Resilience Centre in the UK, which has been built as a joint venture initiative between Greater Manchester Police and Manchester Digital. The intent is to improve the cyber sector in the region and increase the volume of reported attacks.
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Partnership Ecosystem

  • CGI has partnered with a fintech start-up to develop a platform that provides a secure mode of payment service and fraud protection and enables the biller to have communication with the customer.
  • In collaboration with Dundee City Council, Abertay University, and the Scottish Business Resilience Centre, it organized an event to address ethical hacking, automation, sophisticated data analytics, and cyber governance. This event was a precursor to the opening of the cybersecurity hub in Dundee, which was jointly funded by Scottish and UK governments.

Investments and Innovation

  • To strengthen its position in the UK, CGI opened its 9th Cyber Security Centre in Bridgend, South Wales. Through this center, it plans to add a team of 100 analysts to provide IT and cloud security services to organizations across the UK and Ireland. Earlier, it opened 2 new offices in Salford and Liverpool taking its total office count in the UK to 21. It also has plans to expand its presence in Scotland.
  • To expand its Lafayette-based US delivery center, it organized a career fair to fill up various technology as well as cybersecurity positions. These roles include business analyst, database engineer, DevOps engineer, software engineer, operations support roles, and developers and architects.
DISCLAIMER: This graphic was published by Avasant LLC as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document. The document is available upon request from Avasant website. Avasant does not endorse any provider, product or service depicted in its research publications, including RadarViewTM, and does not advise users to select only those providers recognized in these publications. Avasant’s research publications are based on information from best available sources and Avasant’s opinion at the time of publication, and their contents should not be construed as statements of fact. Avasant disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including and warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Cybersecurity Services RadarView™ 2020 – Verizon


Verizon recognized as a Disruptor in Avasant’s Cybersecurity Services RadarView™ Report 2020

Among endless service provider options, novel and disruptive mechanics in innovation brings recognition as a Disruptor for Cybersecurity Services 2020.



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Augments security portfolio with AI and ML. Its VTRAC investigates breaches and strengthens clients’ cyber defense posture.


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Practice Maturity

  • Verizon is tweaking its revenue mix towards relatively new growth areas that include security, cloud, and professional services.
  • It continues to augment its managed security services portfolio, and last year added AI and ML capabilities by using BlackBerry’s Cylance antivirus security solutions. It also leverages Cylance’s endpoint security intelligence in its assessment framework that helps organizations build a security roadmap by identifying the security gaps and prioritizing improvement areas.
  • The Verizon Threat Advisory Center (VTRAC) team assists customers with digital forensics, breach investigations, incident response, and threat intelligence. The team is the payment card industry-approved Qualified Forensics Investigator (QFI) and Qualified Incident Response Assessor (QIRA). Hence, it doesn’t limit itself to investigating breaches but assess and helps strengthen the cyber defense posture of an organization.
  • It improved its ability to detect and respond capabilities by acquiring ProtectWise, a cloud-based network security firm. This will also help expand its 5G customer base by providing enhanced network security.
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Partnership Ecosystem

  • Verizon partnered with Onapsis, a business application cyber resilience provider, to tap into the SAP and Oracle application users and enable them in their digital transformation initiatives.
  • Other than Cisco, Verizon also partnered with Check Point to address opportunities in SD-WAN security.
  • It joined the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA), a non-profit organization, to improve the cybersecurity of the global digital ecosystem by timely exchange of threat intelligence within the group of 26 member companies.

Investments and Innovation

  • For talent development, Verizon rolled out a self-paced online course designed for the individual’s role. It is also a part of a group of 15 companies, including Apple, Facebook, Google, IBM, the Cyber Threat Alliance and Symantec among others, to jointly address the cybersecurity skills gap.
  • Verizon publishes an annual report, Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), that provides perspectives on the human element, conduit devices, configuration exploitation, and malicious software. It also publishes segment-specific reports such as the Payment Security Report (PSR), which provides insights on payment card security trends.
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Cybersecurity Services RadarView™ 2020 – Tech Mahindra


Tech Mahindra recognized as a Disruptor in Avasant’s Cybersecurity Services RadarView™ Report 2020

Among endless service provider options, novel and disruptive mechanics in innovation brings recognition as a Disruptor for Cybersecurity Services 2020.



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Developing blockchain-based cybersecurity applications and products around threat management, IoT and connected devices.


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Practice Maturity

  • Tech Mahindra follows a top-down risk-based approach to helping enterprises strengthen their core competencies, understand their security architecture and various security standards. It offers managed services, security consulting around GDPR to its various European customers, and deploys a cloud-first strategy approach where the security is taken care of before, during and post cloud migration.
  • It focuses on IoT and offers IAM as a service for IoT verticals such as connected health, connected cars, smart factories. It also offers 4G/5G mobile security and fleet security for connected cars.
  • Last year, it introduced Autonomous Security Assurance Platform (ASAP) that help replace the traditional manual edits of IT objects against IT controls and generate a report based on internal policies regarding CIS50, NIST, and compliance regulations such as HIPAA, PCI-DSS, and ISO 27001.
  • It owns 3 SOCs in India, which includes full-fledged multi-tenancy SOC in Pune and Hyderabad and another one in Bangalore in partnership with Alien Vault. It plans to set up in the US and APAC regions as well. The one in Rakuten, Japan was developed by the customer.
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Partnership Ecosystem

  • As part of TechMNxt charter, Tech Mahindra continues to augment its portfolio through new partnerships: with Finnish firm SSH Communications Security to help strengthen its IAM portfolio; with Prometeia, the Italy-based consultancy and software services firm, to expand its scope in the banking enterprise risk management space, and US-based fintech company Strands for digital banking solutions.
  • They collaborated with US-based start-up i2Chain to offer a blockchain-based cybersecurity application to reduce frequency and costs of incidents.
  • Further, it deepened its relationship with Cisco and deployed its Digital Network Architecture at its offshore development center (ODC) in Hyderabad to enhance user mobility and security.

Investments and Innovation

  • It is collaborating with IIT-Kanpur to co-create research-based solutions in cybersecurity. Part of the initiative is to develop customized cybersecurity products around threat management, IoT, 5G and connected devices. It has separate plans to infuse 100 fresh graduates from elite colleges and train them as SOC analysts.
  • It has plans to build a center of excellence for connected cars and has 40 granted and pending automotive cybersecurity patents.
  • In June 2019, Tech Mahindra opened a technology center in Missouri, US, which focuses on microservices, automation, AI, security, ML, cloud computing, big data, data and analytics, and blockchain.
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Cybersecurity Services RadarView™ 2020 – Infosys


Infosys recognized as a Disruptor in Avasant’s Cybersecurity Services RadarView™ Report 2020

Among endless service provider options, novel and disruptive mechanics in innovation brings recognition as a Disruptor for Cybersecurity Services 2020.



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Strengthened its threat detection and response capabilities. Focused on expanding CDCs and training/reskilling staff through tie-ups with academia.


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Practice Maturity

  • Infosys is seeing a huge demand for cloud security, infrastructure security (including endpoint security, perimeter security, and VPN solutions), IAM and managed security services (MSS) through cyber defense centers (CDCs). Therefore, it continues to invest in these solutions.
  • In terms of industries, it is expanding its cybersecurity solutions beyond banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI) sector to manufacturing, healthcare, mining, retail, etc. Thus, have investments equally distributed across industries.
  • It collaborates with Microsoft to strengthen its threat detection and response capabilities for hybrid infrastructures and introduced a new security platform, Cyber Next, which leverages Microsoft Azure Sentinel SOAR capabilities. This includes 24x7x365 monitoring, lifecycle management, incident investigations, and SIEM data enhancement through real-time threat intelligence.
  • To improve incident response time and reduce vulnerability owing to innovative threats, it introduced the Cyber Gaze, which provides a dashboard of all metrics across various security domains.
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Partnership Ecosystem

  • Infosys collaborates with 50+ global technology partners to develop a cybersecurity learning and development calendar. Some of the partners include Sailpoint (IAM), CrowdStrike (endpoint protection), Palo Alto (cloud and network security), and IBM (threat hunting and incident response).
  • Last year, it expanded its strategic partnership with Google Cloud to offer full application lifecycle services as a Google Cloud Managed Service Provider (MSP). This includes offering industry-specific solutions on Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
  • It also partnered with SAP to help enterprises accelerate their digital transformation journey using SAP digital solutions. As part of the partnership, they also plan to create a joint go-to-market (GTM) engagement model.

Investments and Innovation

  • Infosys is investing in its cybersecurity unit by setting up additional cyber defense centers (CDCs) in Bucharest, Romania, and Mysore, India, taking the total count to 6. It also plans to add one in Indianapolis, US, and another in Chennai, India.
  • It has set up a technology and innovation center in Arizona to focus on autonomous technologies, IoT, full-stack engineering, data science, and cybersecurity. It also partnered with InStride to enable employees to continue their education at Arizona State University.
  • It is focused on reskilling through training, certifications and skill-development programs, partnering with Purdue University for cybersecurity. Also, it has collaboration with 50+ global technology partners to develop a cybersecurity learning and development calendar.
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Cybersecurity Services RadarView™ 2020 – Fujitsu


Fujitsu recognized as a Disruptor in Avasant’s Cybersecurity Services RadarView™ Report 2020

Among endless service provider options, novel and disruptive mechanics in innovation brings recognition as a Disruptor for Cybersecurity Services 2020.



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Focus on cybersecurity solutions for aerospace, defense, life sciences, and healthcare supply chains and connected vehicles.


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Practice Maturity

  • Fujitsu has adopted “defense in depth”, a multilayered defense mechanism that includes 3 security measures: information security, cybersecurity (covering gateway, network, and endpoint security), and physical security.
  • As multi-cloud strategies are increasingly becoming dominant, it launched multi-cloud security services that include IAM, data protection, endpoint security, threat management and security monitoring along with cloud security posture management. These services are cloud-agnostic, providing customer flexibility to deploy cloud solutions of their choice.
  • To help organizations navigate endpoint security across multiple devices and OS, it introduced Unified Endpoint Security (UES) managed service that combines Endpoint Protection (EPP), Next-Generation Antivirus (NGAV), and Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) capabilities.
  • It formed a team specialized in incident response for cybersecurity under CISO, which collaborates with the SOC to identify the target device and delink it from network to minimize damage.
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Partnership Ecosystem

  • Fujitsu is partnering with specialized security vendors to drive vertical focus. With Upstream Security, it is developing security solutions for connected vehicles, targeting car manufacturers and mobility companies in Japan, North America, and Europe.
  • It collaborated with Exostar to extend cybersecurity solutions to the supply chain segment in aerospace and defense, life sciences, and healthcare. Through this partnership, Fujitsu also drives defense and national security solutions to the Japanese market.
  • It developed its SAMURAI platform in collaboration with its partner ecosystem including Fortinet, Proofpoint, Splunk, Check Point, Palo Alto Networks, and Juniper Networks.

Investments and Innovation

  • Fujitsu continues to invest in IT systems, developing and extending cybersecurity capability and functionality. With the focus on the public sector, it opened its 9th SOC, Cyber Resilience Centre, in Canberra to reach out to federal and state government customers.
  • Fujitsu Thailand is transitioning from a system integrator to a global services integrator and is investing in 4 core solutions, including ERP, managed service cloud and data centers, security services and digital innovation (IoT and robotic automation).
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Cybersecurity Services RadarView™ 2020 – Cognizant


Cognizant recognized as a Disruptor in Avasant’s Cybersecurity Services RadarView™ Report 2020

Among endless service provider options, novel and disruptive mechanics in innovation brings recognition as a Disruptor for Cybersecurity Services 2020.



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Its own Cyber Threat Defense platform is the foundation of its highly successful fully managed security services.


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Practice Maturity

  • Cognizant provides a comprehensive portfolio of consulting, professional and managed services across domains such as threat and vulnerability management, IAM, GRC, data security and application security.
  • Its Cyber Threat Defense platform is the foundation for a broad portfolio of fully managed security services that includes SIEM, orchestration and automation, threat intelligence, threat analytics, etc.
  • It continues to focus on large enterprises, with a majority of businesses located in North America. It also offers services around the prevalent industry standards including HIPAA, ISO 27001, ISO 27032, NIST, GDPR, PCI-DSS, and others.
  • The BFSI segment continues to lead the pack followed with healthcare. It also witnessed significant customer growth in many sectors including retail & CPG, manufacturing, logistics, energy & utilities (MLEU) and telco, media & entertainment segments, whilst it saw a dip in case of life sciences.
  • It plans to expand its delivery and managed services capabilities and continue to invest in labs, COEs, and knowledge management.
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Partnership Ecosystem

  • Cognizant developed various solutions by leveraging its partner capabilities. Its GRC as a service is powered by MetricStream’s GRC Cloud, IoT security and MDR service built on Cisco’s platform, VMaaS leverages ServiceNow’s platform, SIEM is powered by IBM’s QRadar platform and others.
  • It expanded its relationship with AWS by providing AWS Outposts to its customers. This involves the management of APIs, government policies, security controls, etc. for all applications on the cloud and on-premises.
  • Last year, it established various centers of excellence (COEs) in India to develop/test/train joint security solutions in collaboration with Cisco, IBM, Thales, and MicroFocus.

Investments and Innovation

  • Cognizant acquired UK-based technology consultancy start-up Contino, which is focused on core modernization, DevOps approach to cloud migration, and cloud security.
  • It is partnering with elite universities in India to train its workforce on technologies such as AI, ML, IoT, and cybersecurity.
  • Also, Cognizant US Foundation gave USD 1.2M in grant money to the Flatiron School so it can provide free, 5-month training programs to underrepresented communities in 5 US cities. The program focuses on 4 disciplines: cybersecurity analytics, software engineering, data science, and UX/UI design.
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Cybersecurity Services RadarView™ 2020 – CenturyLink


CenturyLink recognized as a Disruptor in Avasant’s Cybersecurity Services RadarView™ Report 2020

Among endless service provider options, novel and disruptive mechanics in innovation brings recognition as a Disruptor for Cybersecurity Services 2020.



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Expanding the partner network and SOCs to deliver services globally. Continues to strengthen its government portfolio.


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Practice Maturity

  • CenturyLink rebranded its Threat Research Labs as Black Lotus Labs, which forms one of the core elements of its security strategy. It applies big data analytics, ML and AI capabilities to drive differentiation.
  • It offers an in-house SIEM platform, Security Log Monitoring, which it developed after its acquisition of netAura in 2016. It uses Splunk for some of the services, including for customer-facing web-based experience.
  • In terms of geographic scope, the majority of its revenue is driven by North America, followed by Latin America (driven by firewall services), and Europe (driven by DDOS mitigation capabilities). It has plans to expand security log monitoring services to EMEA and LATAM regions.
  • It works with various federal government agencies, including the US Department of the Interior (DOI), US Census Bureau for network modernization which involves managing the core network including managed security services, and providing secure cloud connectivity.
  • It plans to integrate threat defense solutions with SD-WAN and other third-party virtualized, cloud and endpoint products.
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Partnership Ecosystem

  • CenturyLink is expanding its global channel partner program into the EMEA region to overcome the language barrier which its North American partners face while engaging with its global customers. The partner list would include VARs, master and sub-agents, SIs and solution providers.
  • To strengthen its DDOS mitigation services, CenturyLink works with various vendors: Arbor Networks, Radware, Juniper Networks and Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent.
  • Its Black Lotus Labs also collaborates with the internet community, data center community, and application providers to track and disrupt botnets such as Necurs as well as to help notify other network owners about potential risks.

Investments and Innovation

  • To address the growing security demand from Asia-Pacific organizations, CenturyLink opened its 8th SOC in Singapore to offer network-based security solutions. It ranks China, India, Vietnam, and Indonesia the highest for the potential risk of malicious cyber activity in Asia-Pacific region.
  • The Singapore Center will also be utilized to develop local talent and cross-industry skillsets such as incident analysis, incident management and response, and threat intelligence.
  • It has opened 4 new scrubbing centers to offer DDOS mitigation services. These centers follow the on-demand or always-on service model and offers a flexible and simplified pricing structure.
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