Firms, France

With the dramatic growth of security toolsets, enterprises in France are actively pursuing integrated services that enable them to gain confidence and visibility into their threat environments, according to a new research report published today by Information Services Group (ISG) (Nasdaq: III), a leading global technology research and advisory firm.

30.10.2023 - 15:59:08

Firms in France Getting Smarter, More Selective About Security Tools

The 2023 ISG Provider Lens™ Cybersecurity – Solutions and Services report for France finds the French cybersecurity market is growing strongly, driven by Zero Trust and cloud-sovereign initiatives. Security teams in France are juggling a variety of problems, including continued growth of regulatory requirements, the increasing sophistication of attacks and the demand from businesses to digitally transform and move toward the cloud, coupled with the lack of qualified personnel and the need to keep pace with newer ways of working.

“The security teams of companies in France are constantly challenged by a variety of concerns,” said Lyonel Roüast, president of ISG SEMEA, based in Paris. “They are turning to security service providers for clarity and support in a rapidly growing market.”

The French market for IAM (identity and access management) products is expected to see significant growth due to various factors, such as the increasing adoption of cloud computing, the rise of mobile and remote work and the proliferation of IoT devices, all of which have expanded the attack surface for cybercriminals, the ISG report says. With the growing adoption of cloud services, more organizations in France are shifting toward cloud-based IAM solutions that can easily integrate with other cloud services and provide better scalability and flexibility, ISG says.

The Zero Trust approach to security is becoming increasingly popular in France, and IAM is an integral part of that approach, the ISG report says. As more and more companies embrace Zero Trust, ISG observes a rising demand for IAM and secure access service edge (SASE) solutions. According to the report, the main IAM trends observed in France are biometric identification, implementation of the ANSSI security framework, adoption of multifactor authentication and use of IAM for compliance. IAM vendors can offer localized products that address the specific needs of organizations in France, ISG says.

“Enterprises in France expect services to be delivered in French and from France,” said Jan Erik Aase, partner and global leader, ISG Provider Lens Research. “Big managed security service providers that do not have offices in France or lack French resources have little or no chance of winning deals.”

The report also examines how managed security services (MSS) are evolving from security operations centers (SOCs) to complex, AI-powered cyber defense organizations.

The 2023 ISG Provider Lens™ Cybersecurity – Solutions and Services report for France evaluates the capabilities of 92 providers across seven quadrants: Identity and Access Management (IAM), Extended Detection and Response (XDR), Security Service Edge (SSE), Technical Security Services, Strategic Security Services, Managed Security Services - SOC (Large Accounts) and Managed Security Services - SOC (Midmarket).

The report names Capgemini, Eviden (Atos), IBM, Orange Cyberdefense and Thales as Leaders in four quadrants each, while Accenture is named as a Leader in three quadrants. Microsoft, Palo Alto Networks, Sopra Steria and Wipro are named as Leaders in two quadrants each, while Cato Networks, Cisco, CrowdStrike, Deloitte, EY, Forcepoint, HCLTech, Intrinsec, Netskope, NTT DATA, Okta, Ping Identity, SailPoint, Sophos, Trend Micro, Versa Networks and Zscaler are named as Leaders in one quadrant each.

In addition, HCLTech is named as a Rising Star — a company with a “promising portfolio” and “high future potential” by ISG’s definition — in two quadrants. BeyondTrust, CyberProof, HarfangLab, HPE (Aruba), IN Groupe and SentinelOne are named as Rising Stars in one quadrant each.

A customized version of the report is available from Intrinsec.

The 2023 ISG Provider Lens™ Cybersecurity – Solutions and Services report for France is available to subscribers or for one-time purchase on this webpage.

About ISG Provider Lens™ Research

The ISG Provider Lens™ Quadrant research series is the only service provider evaluation of its kind to combine empirical, data-driven research and market analysis with the real-world experience and observations of ISG's global advisory team. Enterprises will find a wealth of detailed data and market analysis to help guide their selection of appropriate sourcing partners, while ISG advisors use the reports to validate their own market knowledge and make recommendations to ISG's enterprise clients. The research currently covers providers offering their services globally, across Europe, as well as in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, the U.K., France, Benelux, Germany, Switzerland, the Nordics, Australia and Singapore/Malaysia, with additional markets to be added in the future. For more information about ISG Provider Lens research, please visit this webpage.

A companion research series, the ISG Provider Lens Archetype reports, offer a first-of-its-kind evaluation of providers from the perspective of specific buyer types.

About ISG

ISG (Information Services Group) (Nasdaq: III) is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. A trusted business partner to more than 900 clients, including more than 75 of the world’s top 100 enterprises, ISG is committed to helping corporations, public sector organizations, and service and technology providers achieve operational excellence and faster growth. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; sourcing advisory; managed governance and risk services; network carrier services; strategy and operations design; change management; market intelligence and technology research and analysis. Founded in 2006, and based in Stamford, Conn., ISG employs more than 1,600 digital-ready professionals operating in more than 20 countries—a global team known for its innovative thinking, market influence, deep industry and technology expertise, and world-class research and analytical capabilities based on the industry’s most comprehensive marketplace data. For more information, visit