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Top 20 Managed Security Service Companies in Europe 2019

In-house security teams are posed with a plethora of challenges of varying magnitude. The array of potential risks, including phishing, social engineering, cyber extortion, nation-state attacks, and more can often become overwhelming for these teams. In this regard, managed security service providers (MSSPs), with their maturity, progressiveness, and round-the-clock monitoring can assist or even solely shoulder the burden of handling security risks of all kinds. Whether a commodity ransomware attack bought as a kit on the dark web or a uniquely crafted higher-level deliberate attack, MSSPs are embracing modern technologies to protect customers’ critical infrastructure without missing a beat.

Deep learning technologies, synchronised security, and endpoint detection and response (EDR) capabilities are among the innovations enabling MSSPs to minimise the time they spend investigating and remediating attacks. EDR is capable of monitoring process behaviours to help detect and respond to various emerging threats. MSSPs are also focusing on management and orchestration of threats through a single pane of glass along with with developing affordable multi-factor authentication (MFA) capabilities to improve the effectiveness of their service. Since many enterprises cannot cope with an increasingly hostile threat environment, advanced MSSPs are now emphasising the integration of all the key elements—people, methodology, technology, and artificial intelligence (AI)—for the best combination of defences. With regard to AI, MSSPs have started to employ chatbots that help manage orchestration and collaboration as well as provide a natural language interface. Such chatbots can assist security teams in creating smart insights by correlating and enriching log alerts and then turning them into smart contextual alerts. As a result, detection and remediation can happen much more quickly and effectively.

Many advanced MSSPs are also working on implementing playbooks, which represent the workflow and tasks to be initiated for detection, response, recovery, and tuning. These playbooks are not merely intended to be used as a reaction to a crisis, but rather as a proactive workflow that pilots the security operations through the necessary steps based on previous resolutions and machine learning. The flexibility of these MSSPS will allow organisations to customise playbooks are per their IT environment. Furthermore, to provide stronger individualised security rather than applying a one-size-fits-all approach, MSSPs are leveraging technology and process innovations that provide them with a deeper understanding of organisations’ processes and procedures along with an inherent knowledge of how operations work.

Across Europe, MSSPs must not only adopt new technologies to provide robust security against both the traditional as well as modern cyberattacks, but they also need to be entirely GDPR-compliant for comprehensive data safety. To help enterprises select managed security services most relevant to their business requirement, our distinguished panel comprising key decision-makers and experts along with Enterprise Security Magazine's editorial board has shortlisted some of the best MSSPs in Europe.

We present to you Enterprise Security Magazine’s “Top 20 Managed Security Service Providers in Europe - 2019.”

    Top Managed Security Service Companies in Europe

  • Founded in 2017, CyberProof is a global Cybersecurity company that provides businesses and enterprises with cybersecurity solutions coupled with a risk-based approach. The company also helps companies in taking a more precise view of their risks. As a part of UST Global, the company has been catering to leading enterprises with digital transformations. CyberProof focuses on risk reduction and justified ROI. Some of its services include MSSP, Advanced SOC, Managed Security Services, Real-time Monitoring, Orchestration, Automation, Response & Recovery, and Risk Management. The company is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California

  • Founded in 2001, eSentire provides Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service to businesses and organizations, protecting them from constantly evolving risks from cyber-attacks with its 24 x 7 Security Operations Center. The company specializes in areas that include Advanced Threat Protection, Application Whitelisting, Cyber Forensics, Endpoint Security, Incident Response, IDS/IPS, Malware Protection, Penetration Testing, Security Monitoring Services, Security/Regulatory Compliance Consulting, SIEM, and Vulnerability Assessments 2.0. The company is staffed by security analysts who respond in real-time to known and unknown threats. It is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario

  • A next generation Hybrid SIEM service offering to small and medium-sized enterprises from North America and Europe, with 24/7 security event monitoring, threat detection and response capabilities via security operations center (SOC) and out-of-the-box GDPR features. HybridSIEM is the brand-name of the next generation managed SIEM service offering from BeSecure which also provides security technology administration and management of firewalls, unified threat management (UTM), intrusion detection and prevention system (IDPS), managed vulnerability management services, managed web application firewall (WAF) services, managed VPN connectivity services and incident response services. BeSecure that is based in Lewis, Delaware, with offices in Brussels, Athens, Bucharest and Limassol is a leading provider of Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) services, Cyber Security solutions, Managed Security services, Certification Training and Awareness programs, trusted by global organizations across telecommunication, financial services, energy industries and other medium and large enterprises to safeguard their information assets including financial information, intellectual property, trade secrets, Personally Identifiable Information (PII) or information entrusted to them by customers or third parties

  • Offering a comprehensive portfolio of managed security services, security testing, consulting, technology solutions and cybersecurity education, Trustwave helps businesses embrace digital transformation securely. Trustwave is a Singtel company and the global security arm of Singtel, Optus and NCS, with customers in 96 countries.An information security firm that provides on-demandthreat, vulnerability, and compliance management services. Helps in combining people, process and technology to identify and respond to advanced threats targeting endpoints. It’s a comprehensive managed service that delivers 24x7 monitoring and notification, incident response and remediation, as well as proactive threat hunting when needed

  • ACP


    Founded in 2003, ACP is a leading IT services company that empowers companies and organizations to implement innovative ideas more successfully while making the products and processes future-oriented. The company has over 50 branches across Austria and Germany and has been certified by leading manufacturers of the world. The company focuses primarily on the innovation and competitiveness of its customers with a 360 ° IT portfolio which includes the latest digital services, individual solutions, and new ideas. More than 1,800 professionals are currently employed by ACP



    Founded in 1997, ADACOM Cyber Security provides customized solutions to enterprises and start-ups by delivering tangible results for internal or external threats and addressing every security challenge. The company enables security online for Telecom Operators, Financial Institutions, Governments, and Large Organizations, across 30 countries in the EMEA. The company primarily deals in Infrastructure Security, Data Governance, Governance, Risk, Compliance and Assurance, Security Analytics and PKI and Strong Authentication. The ADACOM team comprises of security advisors, architects, engineers and project managers, with expert professional certifications. The company is headquartered in Barbican, London



    CIPHER is a leading global cybersecurity company that provides a plethora of Managed Security Services and Security Consulting Service across North America, Europe, and Latin America supported the best-in-class CIPHER lab. Its services include Managed Security Services (MSS), Managed Detection and Response (MDR), Cyber Intelligence Services (CIS), Red Team Services (RTS), Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) and Cybersecurity Technology Integration (CTI). A distinctively accredited company, the company has over 175,000 employees operating in 25 countries in as many as five continents. CIPHER has its headquarters in Miami, Florida

  • Cyberprotect


    Founded in 2004 by a group of computer security, cybercrime, and insurance experts, Cyberprotect provides technical and financial protection against cyber risks. As an independent company, its services help in optimizing cybersecurity efficiency in businesses and organizations. Some of the key areas where Cyberprotect provides its services include Cybersecurity, Cyber Intelligence, Security resilience, Response to incidents and Data traceability. The company works continuously with its PSOC operation and cyber-surveillance center to prevent new threats resulting from cybercrime acts that can have huge impacts on organizations

  • Hacknowledge


    Hacknowledge, a Swiss company, offers security monitoring solutions to businesses that help in shortening the time between breach and detection powered with its VISION Cyber Management solution, which can also customize solutions to leverage its clients’ existing security devices. The company fortifies logs with indicators of compromise generated by sensors. The company’s experts provide unique insights that machines lack. Each alert is validated and analyzed by Hacknowledge security-experts who also provide advice to help in removing the threat. The company is headquartered in Preverenges at the Swiss canton of Vaud

  • Herjavec Group

    Herjavec Group

    Founded in 2003, Herjavec Group is leading cybersecurity operations company that that provides cybersecurity products and services to enterprise organizations and specializes in comprehensive security services including Managed Security Services and Professional Services. The company delivers SOC 2 Type 2 certified managed security services supported by state-of-the-art, PCI compliant, Security Operations Centers, that is operated 24 x 7 throughout the year by certified professionals. The company also includes leadership positions that comprises of a wide range of functions including professional services, incident response and consulting services

  • ICE Technology Services

    ICE Technology Services

    ICE Technology Services is an IT consultancy and managed service company focused on delivering quality IT services across the travel and tourism industry and beyond. With over 20 years’ experience, we know that every company is different with its own unique challenges. That is why we work so hard to learn and understand the individual culture and workings of a company so we can deliver effective and tailored solutions. Our experienced consultants and engineers dedicate themselves to helping our clients reach their goals using the most advanced and state of the art technology available in the market. Provide IT services and consultation to help our clients achieve their business goals and strategy. We operate a 'follow the sun' methodology for all managed service clients, thereby guaranteeing seamless 24/7 support



    A leading IT solution and Support provider offers cost-efficient services ensuring superior management, development, and support for the client IT systems. The company provides the clients with proactive IT staff on a contract or permanent basis to improve efficiency. The candidates bring more value with their access to IT Force Support Desk and also receive help from the partners like Microsoft, Cisco, and Citrix. The client portfolio ranges from independent management consultants to profound corporate and government IT departments in Ireland. Their clients benefit from low cost and better IT system management, irrespective of who they are

  • Italik Ltd

    Italik Ltd

    England based Independent IT services company Italik Ltd helps medium to large business overcome their technological challenges and increase their investment in the IT, throughout the UK. The company stresses on security first to ensure the security of all IT systems and also determine if they are fit for purpose. Italik Ltd adopts and implements a multi-layer approach to security by collaborating with world-leading technology specialists like Cisco, Microsoft, IBM, and Apple to provide a comprehensive and robust solution. Founded by a team of experts coupled with a wide range of experience, the company specializes in establishing and producing an array of services to the clients

  • Kahuna Managing Security

    Kahuna Managing Security

    Kahuna Managing Security is a specialist in the safe management of critical IT infrastructures and business processes of the customers. The company has in-depth knowledge and experience in the area of security and compliance. Kahuna allows the organizations to handle the business-critical assets and information without losing its availability. They translate current trends and developments into solutions for the clients establishing a long term relationship with the customers and the employees as well. Kahuna has partnered with LogRhythm, Splunk, ArcSight, Palo AltoNetworks, Trend Micro, Safenet, Cyber-Ark and many more

  • KHIPU Networks Limited

    KHIPU Networks Limited

    Founded in 2005, KHIPU networks, a cybersecurity company deliver numerous network, wireless and security solutions, technologies, and services throughout multiple sectors. The company designs and deploys ‘Best of Breed’ solutions, which enables them to meet the strategic goals. KHIPU Networks works in partnership with customers by understanding the challenges faced by them. The teams focus on providing superior commercial and technical customer services and have excellent customer references that help the businesses to flourish

  • METCloud


    METCloud a Cyber Secure Hybrid Cloud Platform and an IT managed service provider stands on the highest level of security technologies available. They provide customized and innovative services concerning client organizations requirements. The company aims to develop a globally recognized brand with robust cyber security technologies and services. METCloud offers services as IT support, project management, patch management, and backup and DR. The company adds value to every solution provided backed by the industry knowledge they have built over two decades, and that motivates them for continuous innovation

  • Proficio


    Proficio provides managed detection and response solutions, with round the clock security monitoring and advanced data breach prevention services for the organization around the globe. The company has proliferated due to the rise in cloud-based services, acceptance of the Saas model, and the rising cyber security attacks on businesses, hospitals, and government. The Proficio team has developed security content and threat intelligence tools to distinguish and defend against advanced attacks and insider threats. The company’s solutions include fully managed SOC-as-a-service, hybrid/co-managed SOC-as-a-service, custom-built solutions, incident response, security assistance, compliance solutions, strategic consulting, and industry solutions

  • Sapphire


    Established in 1996 and backed by 22-year-old history, Sapphire provides dedicated data assurance services and security solutions to public and private sector clients. The company helps the clients to protect their infrastructure, assets, data, and users against current threats. They also organize events focusing on promoting security awareness, sharing defense and attack trends, and sharing IT security experiences from the customers and partners. The company secures cloud, assets, data, people, vulnerable discovery and analysis, and compliance and standards

  • Secure Works

    Secure Works

    Secureworks (NASDAQ: SCWX) is a leading global cybersecurity company that keeps organizations safe in a digitally connected world. We combine visibility from thousands of clients, artificial intelligence and automation from our industry-leading Secureworks Counter Threat Platform, and actionable insights from our team of elite researchers and analysts to create a powerful network effect that provides increasingly strong protection for our clients. By aggregating and analyzing data from any source, anywhere, we prevent security breaches, detect malicious activity in real time, respond rapidly, and predict emerging threats. We offer our clients a cyber-defense that is Collectively Smarter. Exponentially Safer

  • Sophos


    Sophos, a simple to deploy, manage, and use security solution with expertise in protection against sophisticated threats and data loss. The company’s award-winning endpoint security, web, email, mobile, and network security solutions are backed by SophosLabs, a network of threat intelligence centers that works globally. Their products help secure networks of 100,000 businesses, including Pixar, Under Armour, Xerox, Ford, Avis, and Toshiba. Their business products include Intercept X, XG Firewall, Sophos Central, Cloud Optix, Sophos wireless, PhishThreat, to name a few