PwC identifies SecureLink as European market leading managed security service provider
European enterprises are demanding cross-border capabilities to solve evolving cybersecurity challenges
A new report from PwC ‘Cybersecurity: European emerging market leaders’ launched today sights SecureLink as an 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 for the PwC report see value in more Pan-European service providers, and nearly two-thirds of companies that are currently not using managed security services from a specialist are considering outsourcing their cybersecurity within the next three years. Some of the drivers behind these demands, and what customers want their supplier to offer is 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 empower organisations 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 report from PwC is confirmation of what we have seen in the marketplace, 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 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, generating an annual revenue of more than €250 million.
The SecureLink proposition consists of cybersecurity 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, PwC, Partner, UK Technology Industry Strategy Leader said: “The cybersecurity industry is responding to the increasingly complex cyber threat environment in which organisations now find themselves. Service providers such as NTT, NCC and SecureLink are early frontrunners, proof of the ability of security-focussed service providers to grow beyond specific local markets through a mix of organic growth and M&A.”
We’re specialists in cybersecurity. It’s our focus every hour of the day, every day of the year. That’s why our customers believe we are relevant for them and have this championship position in Europe on cybersecurity. But true cyber security isn’t just about protection. It’s about enabling, too. It’s about empowering businesses by allowing them to safely embrace innovation, efficiency and collaboration. True cybersecurity is about adding value by building trust and making life easier for our customers. Put simply, we safely enable business.