April 23, 2018

TCS recognised as a 'Leader' in Canadian Security Services by IDC MarketScape

Report cites Tata Consultancy Services’ depth and breadth of Security Services in Canada as key strengths

TORONTO | MUMBAI: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation, has been named a ‘Leader’ in the IDC MarketScape for Canadian Security Services1.

The reports cites TCS’ scale in Canada and capabilities in consulting services that go beyond cyber risk management, helping customers with simplified vendor relations, project management, and bundling opportunities.

Satish Thiagarajan, global head, cyber security practice, TCS, said, “Cyber threats and attacks continue to get ever more sophisticated and malicious. Canadian companies are responding by strengthening their cyber vigilance protocols and processes. TCS’ leadership positioning in this report is a reflection of our capabilities and futuristic approach in helping them to significantly strengthen their cyber security.”

Soumen Roy, country head, TCS Canada, said, “TCS is a leading partner to forward-thinking Canadian enterprises seeking to gain an edge in the Business 4.0 world by becoming more agile, intelligent, automated, and cloud-leveraged. TCS has made significant investments in building local capabilities to help our clients secure themselves from new kinds of risk in this new interconnected world, while balancing it with data privacy needs of the future.”

TCS offers a full suite of security services and solutions covering advisory, implementation and managed services around areas such as vigilance and incident response, threat intelligence and advisory, identity and access management, enterprise vulnerability management, governance, risk, and compliance. Its offerings also include fraud management and digital forensics, network and system vulnerabilities, cloud and mobile security, security technology operations, Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and IoT/OT security, and privacy and data protection.

TCS has a Managed Security Services Portal that offers service delivery management functions to clients and offers 24x7x365 security information and event monitoring capabilities, leveraging multi-tenant and dedicated SOC models, with a number of technology partners. TCS has developed multiple frameworks, which include the Cyber Resilience Framework, based on the NIST/ SANS. To address its clients’ security needs, TCS has developed various tools and platforms including:

  • Cyber Threat Intelligence Platform to provide security feeds/information to clients.
  • Live Response Tool platform to conduct Endpoint Incident Investigations.
  • Cyber Drill Platform to conduct drill management and maturity assessments.
  • Interactive Vulnerability Demonstrator (iVD) and Interactive Vulnerability Management Tool (iVMT) tools to interactively demonstrate the vulnerabilities and track software vulnerabilities as central location respectively.

TCS is set to launch ‘Identity as a Service Platform’ next year to help its clients with common vulnerabilities and exposures details through its Pocket CVE application. TCS has more than 45 dedicated Security Operation Centers (SOCs) and two multi-tenant SOCs. It has a functional Fraud and Forensic labs in Hyderabad, scan labs in Bhubaneshwar and Pune, and Cyber Command Centers in Hyderabad and Pune. TCS is planning to open a Fraud and Forensic lab in the US and Cyber Command Center labs in the Europe.

Kevin Lonergan, analyst, infrastructure solutions group, IDC Canada, said, “TCS offers an extensive portfolio of managed and professional security services offerings at scale, and is currently providing these services to some of Canada’s largest organisations.

Mr Thiagarajan added, “Our end to end security services and solutions portfolio, assessment tools and frameworks leverage of digital technologies to tackle threats and our continual investments in new platform-based solutions and skill development make us a trusted partner of choice for enterprises in Canada and the rest of the world.”

1 IDC MarketScape: Canadian Security Services 2018 Vendor Assessment, Doc #CA43005218, March 2018.