ISG names Claranet Cybersecurity as a UK market leader for the second year running

London, 01/09/22: Today, ISG's Provider Lens™ report for 2022 has listed Claranet as a leader in the Managed Security Services quadrant - Midmarket. The quadrant identifies service providers who can manage and operate the best managed security tools and practices, giving customers a clear understanding of what to consider when they look for partners.

This is the second year running that the company has achieved ISG’s highest accreditation in this category. From the 95 companies assessed for this study, 22 have qualified for this quadrant, with just four being accredited as Leaders and one as a Rising Star.

Dave Ashton, Security Services Director at Claranet, commented:

This recognition by ISG for the second year running reflects the hard work and investment we have placed in listening to the needs and challenges faced by our customers and building relevant services. Our commitment is to provide a wide range of services that can be managed and developed in-life to continuously improve business security and 24/7 expert coverage.”

Key strengths listed in ISG's Provider Lens™ report for 2022 include:

Certification-led expertise:

Claranet is one of only 12 companies worldwide that have attained CREST SOC accreditation. With over 200 security UK-based specialists, across Security Operations, Governance, Risk and Compliance, and Penetration Testing it has one of the strongest and most diverse security teams in the country. The company invests in its people. This is demonstrable through its analysts' and engineers' vendor-certified technical proficiency (AWS and Microsoft), and the development support it provides to help them achieve the highest certifications available, including SANS Certifications and independent quality standards including CREST, PCI, and ISO.

Expanding portfolio and sales function:

Claranet has expanded its portfolio by adding a range of managed services around AWS and Azure Sentinel. It has launched the CST penetration testing portal and cloud and ransomware risk assessment services. It is investing in expanding sales and business development functions to drive new businesses and inbound leads.

Partnership with key vendors:

Claranet has been recognised as one of the six Level 1 MSSP AWS Partners in Europe and achieved managed MDR on Azure Sentinel. Through these partnerships, the company offers a strong technology-backed portfolio of MSS to enterprises.

SOC automation:

Claranet has invested in a security operations centre in the UK to offer next-generation SIEM services, endpoint protection, and network traffic analysis by leveraging the capabilities of Microsoft, AWS, AT&T, SentinelOne, and Orca, giving whole of business coverage on-premise or multi-cloud environments.

Arun Kumar Singh, Senior Manager and Principal Analyst at ISG added:

Claranet's consultative approach to help its customers move fast and stay secure in their digital transformation journey is commendable. Through its expertise and excellent service delivery around managed security services, technical security services, continuous security testing, and training services, Claranet Cyber Security provides an end-to-end service from discovery and strategic planning through to remediation and resilience.

“The company continues to invest and expand its focus around Risk Management (using the FAIR risk assessment framework), attack surface management, XDR, Cloud security, and DevSecOps.”