CGI named as a leader in Global Managed Security Services by NelsonHall

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MONTRÉAL, Nov. 4, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI (TSX: GIB.A) (NYSE: GIB) has been named as a Global Leader in Managed Security Services by NelsonHall, a globally recognized and independent Business Process Services (BPS) and IT Services (ITS) analyst firm.

In its 2015 NEAT Vendor Evaluation & Assessment Tool for Managed Security Services, NelsonHall notes that "With 550 million (cyber) events managed each month, CGI has an extensive view on cybersecurity intelligence as a whole."

"By leveraging its experience in the North American public sector market CGI has developed the capability to support clients globally across a wide range of industries, demonstrated by a number of new contract wins in government, manufacturing and financial services for end-to-end security services," says Mike Smart, Research Analyst at NelsonHall. "CGI has ramped up its security research capabilities across the security landscape, which it integrates into all of its security products."

NelsonHall also recognizes CGI for its multi-national capabilities saying that, "CGI's multilingual security portal provides clients with a single interface to the managed security service" supported by its global network of security operations centers (SOCs) and a strong partner network. "Clients also receive a high level of contact with the client service manager and security advisor, who tend to be located onshore" in line with CGI's blended global delivery model.

"We are delighted to have been recognized as a leader in this NelsonHall report," said John Proctor, Vice-President, Global Cybersecurity at CGI. "While we've been providing managed security services to our clients since 2001, the cyber threat landscape looks very different today. Our clients tell us that while they perceive their business to be under a high level of persistent threat, they are also under significant budget pressure to run their businesses more efficiently and focus on transforming to become customer-centric organizations. Clients recognize that building security into everything they do is now a competitive advantage--and having a strong managed security services partner makes good business sense."

With over 1400 global security professionals, many with military backgrounds, CGI continues to invest in people, partnerships and technology to help our clients stay ahead of globalized cyber threats.

About CGI
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 68,000 professionals serve thousands of global clients from offices and delivery centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, leveraging a comprehensive portfolio of services, including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, and infrastructure management, as well as a wide range of proprietary solutions. With annual revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog of approximately C$20 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB).Website: www.cgi.com.

About NelsonHall
NelsonHall is the leading BPS and ITS research firm with analysts in the U.S., U.K., and Continental Europe. The company takes a global approach to analysis of vendors and outsourcing markets and is widely respected for the quality and depth of its research. The NEAT tool for Managed Security Services is part of NelsonHall's "Speed-to-Source" initiative. The tool sits at the front-end of the vendor screening process and consists of a two-axis model: assessing vendors against their "ability to deliver immediate benefit" to buy-side organizations and their "ability to meet future client requirements". The NEAT evaluations are based on a combination of interviews with the vendors and their clients. The vendors are scored against a wide range of criteria, establishing a number of scenarios, each representing a different business situation or client business need.

 

SOURCE CGI Group Inc.

For further information: Investors : Lorne Gorber, Executive Vice-President, Global Communications and Investor Relations, lorne.gorber@cgi.com, +1 514-841-3355; Media : Sébastien Barangé, Director, Communications, sebastien.barange@cgi.com, +1 514-841-3354

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