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Verizon Positioned as a Leader in Top Analyst Firm's 2012 Report: 'Magic Quadrant for Managed Security Services Providers, North America'

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

News Release

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – November 27, 2012 –

Verizon announced on Tuesday (Nov. 27) that it has been positioned by Gartner Inc. in the Leaders Quadrant in the "2012 Magic Quadrant for Managed Security Services Providers (MSSP), North America" report.

According to Gartner, "Each of the service providers in the Leaders Quadrant has significant mind share among enterprises looking to buy an MSS as a discrete offering. These providers generally receive very positive reports on service and performance from Gartner clients. MSSPs in the Leaders Quadrant are typically appropriate options for enterprises requiring frequent interaction with the MSSP for analyst expertise and advice, portal-based correlation and workflow support, and flexible reporting options."

David Small, chief platform officer for Verizon, said, "Verizon is a leader in the managed security services space with extensive assets and  unparalleled visibility into the threat landscape, which puts us in a unique position to stop cyberattacks before they happen.  When you couple this with our deep expertise in understanding data breaches, our clients are able to gain peace of mind in protecting their data."

Verizon offers a robust suite of security services including governance, risk and compliance solutions; identity and access management solutions; investigative response; data protection services; threat management services; and vulnerability management services. All can be delivered in the cloud, on premises, or in a hybrid configuration spanning both. For more information, visit us at www.verizon.com/enterprise.

For ongoing security insight and analysis from some of the world's most distinguished security researchers, read the Verizon Security Blog.

About the Magic Quadrant
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in our research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Verizon
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with nearly 96 million retail customers nationwide.  Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries, including all of the Fortune 500.  A Dow 30 company with $111 billion in 2011 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 184,500.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

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