PwC Identifies SecureLink as European Market leading Managed Security Service Provider.
European Enterprises are demanding cross-border capabilities to solve evolving cyber-security challenges
January 31st, Wommelgem: A new report from PwC Cyber Security: European emerging market leaders identifies SecureLink as the emerging European market leader in providing managed cyber security services to enterprises. The report highlights a rapidly growing demand for Pan-European providers who have the breadth and depth of security expertise and are able to deploy and manage this in a consistent manner across geographies.
As many as 8 out of 10 buyers surveyed in the PwC report see value in more Pan-European service providers. Nearly two thirds of companies that are not currently using managed security services from a specialist are considering outsourcing their cyber security within the next 3 years. Some of the drivers behind these demands, and what customers want their supplier to offer, are a broader range of products and services, greater consistency between countries and better value for money. On top of this they are searching for a provider that understands their needs and has a vendor-independent approach.
Marco Barkmeijer, CEO SecureLink said: “We do not just sell and implement cutting-edge security solutions and services, but we empower organizations to protect themselves in an increasingly online world so that they can maintain the trust and confidence of their customers. We safely enable business and as our customers are doing international business, it is only right that we provide them with international intelligence, know-how and support. The findings of this new PwC report are a confirmation of what we have seen in the market, a driving demand for Pan-European breadth and depth of security expertise to solve the most complex of cyber security challenges.”
Currently, 34 percent of the market is served by the top 15 companies, but there are some proof-points companies like SecureLink that are gaining scale and reach. Within the past year, SecureLink has acquired Coresec and Nebulas and this month the company concluded its latest acquisition with iT-Cube strengthening its pan-European business and markets in Benelux, DACH region, UK and the Nordics. SecureLink now operates in nine countries, has more than 1,300 customers, and generates an annual revenue of more than €250 million.
The SecureLink proposition consists of cyber security advisory services, respective solutions, professional services and managed detection and response, using the latest available technology, intelligence, competence of employees and local presence.
Barry Jaber, Partner, UK Technology Industry Strategy Leader said: “The cyber security industry is responding to an increasingly complex cyber threat environment in which organisations now find themselves. Service providers such as SecureLink are early front runners; proof of the ability of security-focused service providers to grow beyond specific local markets through a mix of organic growth and mergers & acquisitions.”