The Managed Security Forum (MSF) is a community that encourages communication and collaboration between Managed Security Providers.

This buyers’ guide was developed by speaking to the managed security providers that are most active in the UK, and gathering data on their technology, their investment plans, and their predictions for the future of the industry. We researched the uptake of Big Data and AI, discussed the skills that are most valued in security services and set about finding out how buyers and providers can most effectively work together.

From SMEs to multinationals, this report should provide a useful benchmark for what to look for when considering managed security. It was made possible by the security professionals who provided the anonymous input to classify capabilities and refine predictions. We hope that this is the beginning of a relationship of greater trust and collaboration among these providers that leads to a more transparent industry and a safer economy for all.