AT&T Positioned as a Leader in Analyst Firm's Magic Quadrant for Managed Security Service Providers

Dallas, Texas, December 02, 2010
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AT&T* today announced that leading industry analyst firm Gartner, Inc. has positioned AT&T in the Leaders Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs), North America 2010 report1.

According to Gartner, “leaders have significant mind share among enterprises looking to buy a MSS from pure-play security services vendors, and they generally receive positive reports on service and performance from Gartner clients. Vendors in the Leaders quadrant are typically appropriate options for enterprises requiring frequent interaction with the MSSP for analyst expertise and advice, portal-based correlation and workflow support, and flexible reporting options.”

AT&T believes this report confirms its strong track record of continued investment in and commitment to a comprehensive portfolio of MSS monitoring and device management services including both Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) and security as a service offerings. AT&T has long been a pioneer in the development of cybersecurity capabilities, delivering some of today’s most powerful weapons to combat cybersecurity attacks.  Customers of AT&T, including global, national, midsize and regional businesses, rely on AT&T for reliable integrated services worldwide to maintain network integrity and business continuity. 

This Magic Quadrant assessed the security services of 22 MSSPs in North America that offer remote management or monitoring of IT security information, assets and processes where the delivery of those services is via remote security operations centers based on which services can meet enterprise requirements.

AT&T delivers a suite of security, business continuity and Consulting services to help assess vulnerabilities, protect infrastructure, detect attacks and respond to suspicious activities and events on customer premises and in the network cloud. More information on AT&T’s managed security offerings can be found at www.att.com/security.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

1Gartner "Magic Quadrant for MSSPs, North America,” by Kelly Kavanagh and John Pescatore, November, 2010.

About Gartner Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2010 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. A leader in mobile broadband, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T | DIRECTV brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising. In 2010, AT&T again ranked among the 50 Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE® magazine.

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