Firms in France Adapt Cybersecurity to Meet IT Challenges


PARIS–( BUSINESS WIRE )–Changing ways of working, cloud-based digital transformation and a rise in cyberattacks in France have led businesses there to focus more attention and resources on cybersecurity, according to a new research report released today by Information Services Group (ISG) (Nasdaq: III), a leading global technology research and advisory firm.

The ISG Provider Lens™ Cybersecurity — Solutions and Services France 2022 report reveals that changes in IT and business operations, including the rise of remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic and increasing adoption of the cloud, have expanded the IT landscapes of organizations in France and exposed potential new attack surfaces. In response, enterprises are changing the way they purchase security services and looking for new capabilities such as advanced cloud security.

“Companies in France need next-generation security to protect their critical data and infrastructure,” said Roger Albrecht, co-head, ISG Cybersecurity. “Service providers are adapting their solution architectures to meet new customer demands.”

Many businesses in France are implementing new security architectures, including zero-trust network access (ZTNA) and full or partial secure service edge access (SASE), ISG says. At the same time, as security costs rise and the pandemic affects business performance, some companies have had to renegotiate security contracts. Under these pressures, plus increasingly stringent data regulations, more and more enterprises are turning to managed security service providers (MSSPs) for both security and compliance needs.

“Cyber ​​security risks and requirements have grown beyond the capabilities of many organizations,” said Jan Erik Aase, partner and global leader, ISG Provider Lens Research. “France’s leading MSSPs offer agility, scale and resilience.”

Companies are also looking to strategic and technical security service providers, in some cases to integrate multiple legacy technologies to reduce complexity and attack surfaces, the report said. For many, the search does not extend beyond France’s borders: most businesses in France expect security services to be delivered locally and in the French language, so major global security providers have a more limited presence in France than in other European countries, ISG says.

Rapid changes in business IT technology have also forced some companies in France to adopt new approaches to identity and access management (IAM), where not only people but also devices now need identities and data leakage/loss protection (DLP), the report said. . More healthcare providers in France are adopting advanced DLP as regulators mandate stronger protection of IT infrastructure and healthcare data.

The report explores a wide range of cybersecurity trends in France, including the causes of the growing demand for endpoint protection, better user access experiences and other opportunities.

The ISG Provider Lens™ Cybersecurity — Solutions and Services 2022 report for France assesses the capabilities of 90 providers in seven quadrants: Identity and Access Management; Data Leakage/Loss Prevention (DLP) and data security; Advanced Endpoint Threat Protection, Detection and Response (Advanced ETPDR); Technical security services; Strategic security services; Managed Security Services – Large Accounts and Managed Security Services – Mid-Market.

The report lists IBM as a leader in five quadrants. He names Atos, Capgemini, NTT and Orange Cyberdefense as leaders in four quadrants each. Accenture was named as a leader in three quadrants. Broadcom, Microsoft, Sopra Steria, Thales, Trend Micro and Wipro were named leaders in two quadrants each. Computacenter, CrowdStrike, Deloitte, EY, Forcepoint, HelpSystems, Intrinsec, Kudelski Security, Ping Identity, PwC, SailPoint, Sophos, Trellix, VMware Carbon Black and Wipro were named as leaders in each quadrant.

In addition, CyberProof was named a Rising Star — a company with a “promising portfolio” and “high future potential” as defined by ISG — in two quadrants. Deloitte, Netskope, One Identity (OneLogin) and Palo Alto Networks were named rising stars in one quadrant each.

A customized version of the report is available from Atos.

The ISG Provider Lens™ Cybersecurity — Solutions and Services 2022 report for France is available to subscribers or for one-time purchase on this website.

About ISG Provider Lens™ research

The ISG Provider Lens™ Quadrant research series is the only provider evaluation of its kind that combines data-driven empirical research and market analysis with real-world experience and insights from ISG’s global advisory team. Businesses will find a wealth of detailed data and market analysis to help them select the right sourcing partners, while ISG advisors use the reports to validate their own market knowledge and make recommendations to ISG’s business clients. The survey currently covers providers offering their services globally, across Europe, as well as in the US, Canada, Brazil, UK, France, Benelux, Germany, Switzerland, the Nordics, Australia and Singapore/Malaysia, with additional markets to be added. in the future. For more information on ISG Provider Lens research, visit this website.

A companion research series, the ISG Provider Lens Archetype Reports, offers the first such assessments of providers from the perspective of specific customer types.

About ISG

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