Steady Growth Projected for Global Security Market

By Karen A. Frenkel  |  Posted 12-18-2013 Email Print this article Print

Increasing complexity in enterprise information systems is driving the growth of the global security and vulnerability management market (GSVM), according to London-based research firm TechNavio. The TechNavio report says open source software solutions are a serious challenge because they enable customers to detect and fix security and vulnerability issues themselves, without the cost of having to purchase the software. Despite such challenges, the GSVM market has an "immense potential to grow rapidly" because other trends, like mobile devices in the workplace are negating the effects of the challenges, says TechNavio. Also aiding GSVM's rise is the use of mobile devices for payments and online banking because their usage will increase the need for a secure way to verify the identities of those authorizing transactions. The report covers the Americas; Europe; the Middle East and Africa; and Asia and Pacific regions; key vendors; and answers questions about future market size, the GSVM growth rate, and key market trends. Twenty CEOs and managing directors provided in-depth interviews for the report. For the full report, "Global Security and Vulnerability Management Market 2012-2016," click here

  • Steady Growth of GVSM

    The compound annual growth rate of the global security and vulnerability management market (GVSM) will be 9% through 2016, according to the TechNavio report.
    Steady Growth of GVSM
  • Multiple OSs Responsible

    A major factor contributing to the market's growth is the increasing use of diverse operating systems.
    Multiple OSs Responsible
  • The Rise of BYOD

    Mobile devices at work are also affecting the GSVM market, but open source solutions may challenge its growth.
    The Rise of BYOD
  • GSVM Revenues

    In 2012, U.S. revenues were $4.1 billion and are projected to reach $5.9 billion by 2016.
    GSVM Revenues
  • Americas Lead GSVM Market Share

    The Americas led in terms of market share with 44% in 2012, followed by Europe, the Middle East and Africa with 30%. The Asia and Pacific market share is 26%.
    Americas Lead GSVM Market Share
  • Projected Market Share in 2016

    The Americas are projected to lose about 4% market share and drop to 40%, the European and Middle East markets will remain almost the same at 32%, and the Asian and Pacific markets will increase by less than 3% to 28%.
    Projected Market Share in 2016
  • Key GSVM Market Drivers

    The top drivers include increases in complexity in enterprise ISs, the demand for software applications and awareness of security issues and threats.
    Key GSVM Market Drivers
  • Top GSVM Market Challenges

    The key GSVM market challenges include expensive security solutions and increased competition among vendors.
    Top GSVM Market Challenges
  • New Technologies Drive GSVM

    In addition to BYOD in the workplace, important market trends include increased virtualization and cloud computing, next-generation LTE wireless networks, and increased information flow across networks.
    New Technologies Drive GSVM
  • IBM Has Largest Market Share

    The five top vendors cottrol 32% of the market. They are: IBM Corp., 11%, Hewlett-Packard, 9%, EMC Corp., 5%, Symantec, 3%, McAfee, 3%
    IBM Has Largest Market Share
Karen A. Frenkel writes about technology and innovation and lives in New York City.


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