Infosys Positioned as a Leader in the Avasant Cybersecurity Services 2022 RadarView

Avasant, a leading management consulting firm has positioned Infosys as a Leader in the Avasant Cybersecurity Services 2022 RadarView. Avasant evaluated 35 providers using a rigorous methodology across three key dimensions: practice maturity, partner ecosystem, and investments and innovations.

In the report, Avasant acknowledges Infosys CyberSecurity’s initiatives to mitigate and manage cyber risks effectively by augmenting its cybersecurity platforms and services, and leveraging its partner ecosystem.

Infosys helps enterprises in managing their cyber risk posture by continuously augmenting the capabilities of its Cyber Next platform with services around deception solutions and playbooks for automated responses to tackle new threat vectors. In collaboration with Safe Security, Infosys introduced Quantitative Cyber Risk Management to help enterprises formulate a risk quantification framework. Also, Infosys partnered with Sygnia to deliver Breach Assessment and Advisory Services for ensuring rapid recovery from any breach attack.

Infosys Positioned as a Leader in the Avasant Cybersecurity Services 2022 RadarView
Infosys Positioned as a Leader in the Avasant Cybersecurity Services 2022 RadarView

The Avasant study highlighted the following as Infosys’ key strengths:

    Practice maturity

  • In the past year, Infosys has tripled its client base for its Cyber Next platform, which it had introduced in November 2019. Since then, it has expanded the breadth of the platform by adding services around deception solutions, building more than 700 use cases and playbooks for automated response to tackle new threat vectors that are emerging amid the pandemic.
  • It has added an orchestration portal, Cyber Central, that sits on top of various applications offered by the Cyber Next platform, thus providing an integrated view of offerings through fully customizable dashboards.
  • Infosys has created a cloud security architecture blueprint by mapping client requirements with Azure security controls. These include vulnerability management through the Azure security center, identity management through Azure AD, MFA, and privileged access management.
  • In 2021, it launched Breach Assessment and Advisory Services in partnership with Sygnia for rapid recovery from any cyber breach.
  • It has introduced a Quantitative Cyber Risk Management Solution in partnership with Safe Security and helped formulate a risk quantification framework.

Partner ecosystem

  • Infosys has developed strategic partnership with leading Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) technology providers, including Zscaler, Palo Alto Networks, and Cisco. It has more than 250 trained professionals for Zscaler and more than 150 professionals for Palo Alto Networks and Cisco for SASE solution implementation and operations support. The partnership also includes accelerators and templates for faster value realization.
  • In 2021, it formed a global MSP and reseller partnership with Claroty and Forescount to design, architect, assess, and build OT/IoT security services. It has entered a similar partnership with Radware and Cloudflare for web application firewall and distributed denial of service protection.
  • It has partnered with Purdue University for cybersecurity training and skills development and aims to train 2,000 employees by the end of 2023.

Investments and innovation

  • It plans to accelerate value realization through new service offerings, including SASE and capabilities based on Microsoft enterprise security solutions, among others. It also continues to invest in its Cyber Next platform.
  • Through its innovation hubs, it develops platforms with AI/ML-led threat analytics and threat hunting. It also builds solutions around hyper-automated security metric phish meter, user and entity behavior analytics, and advanced forensics.
  • It plans to invest in innovation and platform engineering for cloud-centric security information and event management (SIEM) and threat hunting solutions along with investments in cyber defense enhancement and localization of service delivery from the US and Romania.

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