Kaspersky named 2022 SPARK Matrix leader for Managed Security Services by Quadrant Knowledge Solutions


Quadrant Knowledge Solutions announced today that it has named Kaspersky as a 2022 technology leader in the SPARK Matrix™: Managed Security Services, 2022.

The Quadrant Knowledge Solutions SPARK Matrix™ includes a detailed analysis of the global market dynamics, major trends, vendor landscape, and competitive positioning. The study also provides a competitive analysis and ranking of the leading Managed Security Service providers in the form of the SPARK Matrix™. The study also provides strategic information for users to evaluate different vendor capabilities, competitive differentiation, and market positions.

Rohan Paul, Analyst at Quadrant Knowledge Solutions, states, ” Kaspersky takes an integrated approach to MSS and includes technologies and services required to implement a complete cycle of protection against targeted attacks including preparation, detection/investigation, data analysis and automated protection. Kaspersky leverages its patented threat intelligence platform and in-house team of researchers and analysts to provide threat intelligence services and support its MSS offering. The company offers a wide range of products and services to help enterprises respond to different types of security incidents, with individual offerings tailored to different business sizes and types. Kaspersky’s global presence and access to large amounts of data from different countries help the company achieve high detection rates and accuracy in its security services.” “Kaspersky has received strong ratings across service excellence and customer impact and has been positioned as a leader in the SPARK Matrix™: Managed Security Services, 2022.” adds Rohan.

Veniamin Levtsov, VP, Center of Corporate Business Expertise at Kaspersky, comments “Managed security services alongside traditional on-premise security approaches gives businesses confidence of being backed by the global vendor’s team standing by in even very complicated situation. Despite possible gap of experience or knowledge of the customer’s cyber security personnel the professionals who deliver managed security services are usually able to detect a complex threat propagation having external vision and objective telemetry for automated analysis. This is particularly important because functionalities such as threat hunting, proper attributing and responding, need to be constantly enhanced in line with the changes and implications of the latest threat vectors. Companies do not always have sufficient internal resources to meet such demand instantly, so we are supporting a rising appetite for the service model in cyber security as a long-term market trend. That’s why we especially appreciate that QKS positioned our managed security services as the highest value proposition in terms of technology and service”.

Managed Security Services provide organizations with continuous monitoring of security assets and systems, enabling security and risk managers to respond to security events by identifying, advising, responding, and providing remedial action to protect devices from threats, exposures, and other vulnerabilities occurring in the IT environment. MSSPs provide services for Managed Detection & Response (MDR), threat intelligence, vulnerability management, device management and other consulting services to increase visibility across an organization’s network and improve their overall security posture.

Driven by the increasing competition and emergence of a variety of vendors with different technological strengths, MSSPs are increasingly looking at improving their market strategy and overall value proposition to remain competitive. The primary differentiators to evaluate MSSPs include sophistication of technology, service capabilities, industry experience, R&D investments, integration of automation & orchestration and company vision & roadmap.

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CR2 named as Leader in SPARK Matrix: Digital Banking Platform, 2021 Report


Quadrant Knowledge Solutions has named CR2 (www.CR2.com), the Digital, Self-Service and Payments solutions provider as technology leader following the publication of their SPARK Matrix: Digital Banking Platform 2021 Report.

The research included comprehensive research and in-depth analysis of the major market vendors – evaluating their product portfolio, market presence and customer value proposition – then ranked and positioned the 17 vendors within the SPARK Matrix, based on technology excellence and customer impact.

CR2 was awarded a leadership position:

CR2s BankWorld digital banking platform, with its powerful functional capabilities, has secured excellent ratings across the technology excellence and customer impact performance parameters, gaining CR2 a strong position amongst the technology leaders in the 2021 SPARK Matrix of the Digital Banking Platform market.

A key capability highlighted by the research analysts is the ability of CR2’s BankWorld platform to allow banks to easily extend their ecosystems, whether to partner or compete with Fintech providers. Other significant factors are the platform’s native channel technology that delivers a frictionless customer experience and off-the-shelf solutions, enabling banks to accelerate their digital banking strategies. On the release of the SPARK Matrix report Fintan Byrne, CEO of CR2, remarked:

“We are very pleased that CR2 is being recognized as a technology leader in the Digital Banking market. The continued investment and innovation of our BankWorld platform reflects the needs and challenges of banks in emerging and developing markets. This leadership position is evidenced by many leading banks across the Middle East and Africa choosing our platform to drive their digital banking strategies.”

The Quadrant Knowledge Solutions report acknowledges how CR2 is enhancing and extending their Digital Banking platform to allow banks to grow cost effectively through Open Banking, APIs and Digital Payments.

The Quadrant Knowledge Solutions’ SPARK Matrix: Digital Banking Platform 2021 Knowledge Brief is available now for download at:


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Ramco Systems Positioned as Leader in the 2020 SPARK Matrix for Multi-Country Payroll by Quadrant Knowledge Solutions


Leading Global Payroll software provider, Ramco Systems announced that it has been named as a 2020 Technology Leader in Quadrant Knowledge Solutions‘ SPARK Matrix Analysis of the global Multi-Country Payroll Solution (MCP) market.

The Quadrant Knowledge Solutions SPARK Matrix™ includes a detailed analysis of global retail execution market dynamics, major trends, vendor landscape, and competitive positioning. The study provides a competitive analysis and ranking of leading multi-country payroll vendors in the form of its SPARK Matrix, providing strategic information for users to evaluate different vendor capabilities, competitive differentiation, and market position.

According to Quadrant Knowledge Solutions, the multi-country payroll market is currently transitioning from early adoption to the rapid growth stage of the overall product lifecycle. While multi-country payroll is essentially around for several years, the current advanced solutions powered by robotic process automation, advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning is increasingly gaining market traction across industry verticals and various geographical regions.

Driven by the impact of COVID-19 on the global economy, major industries across diversified areas, are facing significant challenges and a negative growth rate. COVID-19 has also impacted the market for overall digital transformation and enterprise software, including the multi-country payroll (MCP) technology market. The multi-country payroll platform market which has grown by 18.5% in 2019 is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13.4% from 2020-2025. Despite of the fact that the majority of the technology market is witnessing negative growth due to the on-going pandemic across the global regions, the market growth for multi-country platforms still has a positive growth in the year 2020.

“Ramco, with its comprehensive payroll solution equipped with AI-driven and end-to-end payroll execution, has received strong ratings across the parameters of technology excellence and customer impact, and has been positioned amongst the top 3 technology leaders in the 2020 SPARK Matrix of the multi-country payroll solution market”, said Pallavi Bothra, Analyst at Quadrant Knowledge Solutions. “The company’s platform is equipped with advanced NLP-based intelligent chatbot service, machine learning, and RPA powered services to help enterprises transform Payroll strategy by automating traditional HR transactions, improving operational processes, and driving business benefits across functions. With its robust technology platform, comprehensive functional capabilities, and compelling product strategy and roadmap, Ramco is well positioned to expand its market share in the global multi-country payroll market”.

Commenting on being positioned as a leader in the Multi Country Payroll SPARK Matrix, Virender Aggarwal, CEO, Ramco Systems, said, “Our focus on leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning in areas such as anomaly detection, reasoning engine and self-explaining pay slip have helped us stay ahead of others in the global payroll market. With compliance across 50+ countries and a roadmap to add 12 more in the coming year, we continue to win the trust of Fortune 500 & MNCs looking for a seamless payroll experience. We thank our customers and partners for supporting us in this journey which has cemented us as a leading payroll provider with innovative edge and delivering customer impact in the 2020 SPARK Matrix for Multi-Country Payroll.”

The global demand for multi-country payroll is increasing due to the capability of the platform to seamlessly process the payroll activity automatically, resulting in uniformity and reduction in discrepancies apart from reducing the risk of human error. Additionally, the platform’s ability to adapt to the frequent & dynamic improvements in compliances, ensures adherence to the latest legal regulations, safeguarding them from future legal actions. The multi-country payroll platforms are governed by the requirement of global payroll, which would rise with the market adoption of third-party payroll solutions against in-house processing of payroll. This can only happen when the payroll vendors provide a scalable, yet standardized payroll platform, as per requirement.