Security Slideshow: U.S. SMB Security Spending Set to Soar In Coming Years

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 06-13-2012

10% Growth

U.S. SMBs will spend more than $5.6 billion on security technology by 2015, representing an annual growth rate of 10%-12%.

10% Growth

Outpacing IT Spending

By comparison, IDC predicts that total IT spending at SMBs will increase at a rate of 5% to 6% over the next three years.

Outpacing IT Spending

Six Core Areas

SMBs will invest their security spending most heavily in these six areas:• Endpoint• Network• Web• Messaging• Access management• Security vulnerability management

Six Core Areas

SaaS and Appliances

SMB spending on software-as-a-service and security appliances are both forecast by IDC to grow at double-digit rates in the coming years.

SaaS and Appliances

19%

Among companies with fewer than 100 employees, improving security and security management are "key IT spending priorities" for 19 percent of respondents, according to IDC's survey.

19%

36%

Among medium-sized businesses with 100 to 999 employees, improving security and security management are "key IT spending priorities" for 36 percent of respondents.

36%

Security Success

SMB security success can only be derived by covering these six elements, according to IDC: • An effective Web site• Education• Dedicated products• Appliances• SaaS• Channel support

Security Success