BT named ‘Leader’ for cybersecurity growth in Asia Pacific

London, Dec 13 (IANS) For its growth in the Asia Pacific cybersecurity market and “cloud of clouds for security” strategy, telecom company British Telecommunications (BT) was on Tuesday named a “Leader” by the market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC).

In the “IDC MarketScape: Asia Pacific Managed Security Services 2016 Vendor Assessment report,” BT moved from the major player category to the “Leaders” category, making progress in terms of security business execution over the past 12 months.

“The result also demonstrates the success of our ‘cloud of clouds’ strategy and BT’s ability to offer its customers scalability, flexibility and performance within a secure environment,” said Kevin Taylor, President Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (AMEA), BT.

According to the report, BT has consolidated its security services and assigned a strong management team to run the security business at a global level.

“BT claims a staggering triple digit year-on-year growth in Asia Pacific, with a high proportion of its sales coming from newly-acquired customers over the last year,” the report noted.

BT is establishing a security operations centre in Asia Pacific that will cover both mature and fast developing markets in the region.