Gartner Research

Security as a Service Evolving in the Cloud Service Value Chain

Published: 26 September 2011

ID: G00218999

Analyst(s): Lawrence Pingree


The rapidly changing market for security services is poised for increased opportunity, as services may now be chained together to deliver even greater value to customers.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • Security Service Delivery Options Widening
    • Security Service Delivery Options
    • Cloud-Based Security Service and Managed Security Service Value Chain Possibilities
  • The Key Trends Driving the Adoption of Security Services Using Cloud Service Value Chains and Brokerages
    • The Need to Augment Staff Against HR Shortages
    • Hardware and Software Vendors Seek to Reduce Costs and Add Functionality
    • Security Market Participants Broadening Out to New Markets
    • Cloud Providers, Cloud Service Brokers and Managed Security Services Are Quickly Adding SecaaS to Their Delivery of IT Functionality
  • What We Expect Will Happen in the Future
  • What You Need to Know
  • Advice to Providers

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