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AT&T Recognized In Managed Security Service Providers Leaders Quadrant By Gartner

DALLAS, Dec.17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's cyber security and IT groups are tasked with managing and securing an influx of new connections on the corporate network. Businesses often look for help from a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) because they lack the internal expertise to deploy and manage security controls that must quickly adjust to constantly changing cyber threats. 

AT&T* today announced it has been recognized as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for MSSPs in North America, and also received a positive rating in the Gartner MarketScope for Managed Security Service reports in both Europe and Asia/Pacific**.  To view the full report, visit http://www.gartner.com/technology/reprints.do?id=1-1D1703L&ct=121204&st=sb.

"Most security services react to attacks after they have occurred and attempt to minimize the impact," said Ed Amoroso, Chief Security Offer, AT&T. "However, our preventative approach is designed to help keep customer networks and applications running. We use 'defense in depth' security architecture with security features built into every network layer and every supporting process. Each security service in our portfolio provides a different and enhanced layer of protection."

AT&T has long been a pioneer in the development of cyber security capabilities, with AT&T Labs and its cyber security organization working closely together to provide industry leading technology. For more information on AT&T Mobile Security, visit www.att.com/security.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

**Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for MSSPs, North America, Kelly M. Kavanagh, November 15, 2012; MarketScope for Managed Security Services in Europe, Carsten Casper, October 24, 2012; MarketScope for Managed Security Services in Asia/Pacific, 2012, Andrew Walls, October 9, 2012.

About the Magic Quadrant and MarketScope

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its 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 AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T | DIRECTV brands.

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