Optiv Receives Frost & Sullivan 2023 Competitive Strategy Leadership Award

May 30, 2023

Businesses across the Americas are faced with growing security challenges as cyber threats become more sophisticated and new types of attacks and vulnerabilities put operations at risk. Optiv has been recognized by Frost & Sullivan as a best-in-class solution for these businesses seeking comprehensive managed and professional security services.


Frost & Sullivan rigorously evaluated multiple nominees based on strategy, innovation and customer impact. Optiv’s excellence across many of Frost’s evaluation criteria earned the 2023 Americas Competitive Strategy Leadership Award. Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company whose capabilities and strategy execution lead to strong growth and exceptional client outcomes.




In the report, Frost & Sullivan states, “As one of the top players in the Americas MSS [Managed Security Services] & PSS [Professional Security Services] market, Optiv’s success in the market is clear. Such success stems from Optiv’s development of a distinctive strategy that unlocks new growth opportunities and allows the company to go toe-to-toe with any other competitor in this space and other competing spaces (i.e., MDR [Managed Detection and Response]) as well.”


Optiv’s ability to excel in both managed and professional security services sets it apart from competitors. Traditionally, businesses in this market tend to focus more dominantly on either managed security services or security consulting services. Even those that offer both usually find their strength in one area or the other.


Unlike these players, Optiv provides a robust and comprehensive integration of these services to better serve clients’ pressing security needs. See the full award analysis here.


Lucas Ferreyra, cybersecurity Industry Analyst at Frost & Sullivan, observed, “Optiv’s synergistic managed service and consulting approach dramatically enhances customer value and improves the relationship between the company and its customers.”



Optiv’s high-end managed security services including MDR, managed SIEM, managed EDR and managed IAM are supported by an extensive partner ecosystem and elevated through digital transformation tools, risk management solutions, data governance and privacy tools and threat management.


By leveraging broad expertise and best practices to assist customers, Optiv helps businesses accelerate SecOps maturity, reduce security costs, mitigate risk and improve operational security.


Frost & Sullivan concludes its analysis by stating, “In a highly competitive market where customer attention is sought by both rival MSS/PSS providers and MDR vendors, Optiv manages to set itself apart thanks to its strategic vision. The success of this strategy is demonstrated by the firm’s fast growth over the last five years, its expansion across the globe, and the relationships it has established with both customers and business partners. Optiv stands out from its competitors by combining the right mix of top-of-the-line managed and professional service into a flexible and synergistic portfolio.”

Jason Lewkowicz
Executive Vice President, Chief Services Officer | Optiv
Jason has more than two decades of experience managing, leading and transforming complex global programs. He works to partner with clients by advising, accelerating and running their cyber programs.

As senior vice president of cyber defense and applied security (CDAS), Jason oversees all aspects of cyber operations, security solutions and capabilities. He also oversees Optiv India operations and co-chairs Optiv’s Client Advisory Board.

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Optiv is the cyber advisory and solutions leader, delivering strategic and technical expertise to nearly 6,000 companies across every major industry. We partner with organizations to advise, deploy and operate complete cybersecurity programs from strategy and managed security services to risk, integration and technology solutions. With clients at the center of our unmatched ecosystem of people, products, partners and programs, we accelerate business progress like no other company can. At Optiv, we manage cyber risk so you can secure your full potential. For more information, visit www.optiv.com.