Global managed security services spending will reach $35.53 billion by 2020, according to researcher MarketsandMarkets. How could this be the first year we award medals to the field’s leading vendors? Consider that oversight rectified. In a classic case of better late than never, Symantec, IBM, and Intel (specifically its McAfee division) are our first winners.
Symantec provides security, storage, and systems management software for businesses and consumers. The company's applications handle such functions as virus protection, PC maintenance, data backup and recovery, intrusion detection, data loss prevention, spam control, content filtering, and remote server management.
IBM Corp. is a global technology and innovation company, offering a wide range of technology and consulting services; a broad portfolio of middleware for collaboration, predictive analytics, software development and systems management; and advanced servers and supercomputers.