Deloitte is leader in Security Consulting

Date: 09-10-2007
Source: PR Newswire

Deloitte is named a market leader in a new report on the security consulting services marketplace by the globally respected independent researcher, Forrester Research. Forrester concluded that Deloitte member firms established themselves as a leader in the security consulting services market thanks to their "breadth of current offerings and focus on future growth areas."

The Forrester report titled, Forrester Wave(TM): Security Consulting Services, Q3 2007, evaluates the relative capabilities and service offerings of leading global providers of security consulting services across a total of 80 criteria. The report states, "Deloitte's current security offering and market presence took the top spot among all other service providers" and Deloitte has "a mature perspective focused on client value."

"Evidenced by our recent position as a Leader in Forrester's June 2007 Risk Consulting Services Wave, and now our recognition as a leader in the Security Consulting Wave, it's clear the Deloitte risk platform is a leader in delivering client value," said Mark Layton, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu's (DTT) global leader of enterprise risk services.

Forrester specifically recognized Deloitte's "focus on risk management and privacy and its willingness to invest in R&D activities," which makes Deloitte "an excellent choice for those looking for technology expertise coupled with sound strategic advice and strong business orientation."

"Deloitte's global footprint as a leader in security consulting services is well-documented throughout this report," said Adel Melek, DTT's global enterprise risk services security and privacy leader. "Deloitte have the largest pool of security consultants and a global reach that includes engagements in more than 100 countries. As the report states, Deloitte's global presence 'offers clients significant value with relation to both project delivery and domain expertise.'"

The report highlights Deloitte's client commitment, stating that "Security, privacy, and information risk management services within the company are integrated into a single enterprise framework, with a mature perspective focused on client value."

Further, Forrester recognized Deloitte's strong relationship strategy and resource capability noting that "Deloitte has extensive relationships that include services firms, hardware/software, and industry/R&D initiatives."

"We believe this report reflects our position as an established leader in the marketplace for security consulting services. Our Security & Privacy Services suite of offerings, and their integration into Deloitte's larger risk management framework, offers our clients a broad range of capabilities to help them address their security and other risk management needs," said Christopher Lee, National Managing Partner, Security & Privacy Services, Deloitte & Touche LLP.

For the complete independent report and Deloitte scorecard, please visit: www.deloitte.com/securityconsulting