Trustwave Opens Canadian Security Operations Center

New SOC Supports Growing Demand for Managed Security Services in Canada

CHICAGO - August 12, 2015 - Trustwave® today announced a new Security Operations Center (SOC) in the Kitchener-Waterloo Region in Canada to meet enterprise client needs and support the growth of Trustwave Managed Security Services. The new Security Operations Center enhances Trustwave's ability to serve clients headquartered in Canada, in addition to large, multinational businesses with operations in the region.

According to industry analyst firm IDC, the market for managed security services in Canada is expected to be the strongest-growing security services market, with a five-year compound annual growth rate of 12.5%. In IDC's Canadian IT Security Hardware, Software, Services and Cloud 2014-2018 Forecast, IDC noted: "With the growing threat landscape, IT departments are forced to allocate more of their budget to security to reduce risk. These rising costs and a shortage of security professionals in Canada make the managed security model attractive to businesses."[1]

Security Operations Centers are "mission control" centers through which Trustwave delivers Managed Security Services. These secure facilities house the infrastructure and staff necessary to deliver customer service, threat monitoring and device management to Trustwave clients. Trustwave now operates six Security Operations Centers worldwide: the Kitchener-Waterloo Region (Canada), Manila (Philippines), Warsaw (Poland), and Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis in the United States.

"Adding a Security Operations Center in Canada is a logical next step in the growth and evolution of Trustwave Managed Security Services in this growing market," said Brent Davidson, vice president of Canadian Sales at Trustwave. "The new SOC in Canada will help us better serve our Canadian and multi-national enterprise clients and allow us to continue to deliver cutting-edge managed security services in region for Canadian businesses and government agencies."

To learn more about Trustwave Global, Follow the Threat™ Security Operations Centers, visit: https://www.trustwave.com/Services/Managed-Security/Global-Security-Operations-Centers/.

About Trustwave

Trustwave helps businesses fight cybercrime, protect data and reduce security risk. With cloud and managed security services, integrated technologies and a team of security experts, ethical hackers and researchers, Trustwave enables businesses to transform the way they manage their information security and compliance programs. More than three million businesses are enrolled in the Trustwave TrustKeeper® cloud platform, through which Trustwave delivers automated, efficient and cost-effective threat, vulnerability and compliance management. Trustwave is headquartered in Chicago, with customers in 96 countries. For more information about Trustwave, visit https://www.trustwave.com.

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[1] Source: IDC. Canadian IT Security Hardware, Software, Services, and Cloud 2014-2018 Forecast. October 2014. Analysts: David Senf, Kevin Lonergan. IDC #CA1SD14