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OTTAWA, April 12 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE: GIB)
announced today that it has been ranked as the leading provider of Managed
Security Services (MSS) in a study released by analyst firm IDC Canada.
Managed security services are provided to organizations by third party
experts who deliver services onsite or remotely. Services offered include
managed firewall and VPN, intrusion detection, antivirus, vulnerability
testing, web filtering and blocking, privacy assessments and business
The study, which analyzes the competitive playing field for MSS gave its
highest ranking to CGI in a field that includes other global IT services and
"Securing the networks that organizations depend on has become a
difficult but critical task for all enterprises," said Sebastien
Ruest, Vice-President of services research at IDC Canada. "As a result,
managed security is an increasingly lucrative market where reputation and both
core and industry experience are crucial differentiators for managed security
CGI has a successful history of providing information security services
to major clients in government and industry. Since 2000, CGI has provided
managed security services to Secure Channel - the Public Works and Government
Services Canada's common infrastructure that provides network services for all
federal departments. CGI Group's IT Security Test and Evaluation Facility is
one of world's foremost laboratories authorized to evaluate and certify
security products and solutions.
CGI has one of the largest MSS practices in Canada and employs 250
highly-skilled security professionals, including 80 experts based in its
centre of expertise in Ottawa. Many hold secret and top-secret security
clearances and certifications such as GSEC, GCIA, CGIH, CISSP and ITIL.
"We have been delivering security services since CGI's early days and
managed security for more than 6 years so we are delighted to be recognized by
IDC Canada as the leader in this space," says Hicham Adra, CGI's Senior
Vice-President and General Manager, National Capital Region and Western
Canada. "I am extremely proud that our professionals have been recognized.
They are the ones driven to stay abreast of the latest threats to our clients'
security and the technologies and processes that help address them."
CGI's strategy has been to customize managed security service components
to best fit the unique security needs and specific regional privacy
requirements of its clients. It leverages its global footprint and
capabilities to provide managed security services to its clients with
locations around the world.
A copy of this report is available for download at www.cgi.com.
IDC is the foremost global market intelligence and advisory firm in the
information technology and telecommunications industries. IDC Canada forecasts
and provides keen insight on Canadian, in addition to worldwide, IT markets
and technology trends. Using a combination of rigorous primary research,
in-depth analysis and client interaction, IDC forecasts worldwide markets and
trends to deliver dependable service and client advice. More than 700 analysts
in 43 countries provide global research with local content. IDC's customers
comprise the world's leading IT suppliers, IT organizations, eBusiness
companies and the financial community. Additional information can be found at
www.idc.ca. IDC is a division of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research
and exposition company.
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is one of the largest independent
information technology and business process services firms in the world. CGI
and its affiliated companies employ approximately 25,000 professionals. CGI
provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from
offices in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia Pacific as well as from
centers of excellence in North America, Europe and India. CGI's annualized
revenue run rate stands at $3.6 billion (US$3.1 billion) and at December 31,
2006, CGI's order backlog was $12.6 billion (US$10.9 billion). CGI shares are
listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in the S&P/TSX
Composite Index as well as the S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology and
MidCap Indices. Website: www.cgi.com.
For further information:
For further information: Yvonne Gibson, Director of Communications,
Canada, (905) 695-6421, firstname.lastname@example.org