Gartner Research

Demand for Cloud-Based Offerings Impacts Security Service Spending

Published: 03 April 2013

ID: G00249847

Analyst(s): Eric Ahlm

Summary

Demand remains high from buyers looking to cloud-based security services to address a lack of staff or skills, reduce costs, or comply with security regulations quickly. Security providers must respond to these shifting buying patterns, possibly with their own cloud security offerings.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Demand for cloud-based security service offerings will create opportunities for security service providers to take advantage of this growing market
  • The lower cost and operational benefits of cloud security offerings mean resellers, managed security service providers (MSSPs) and VARs could see a decline in their services in certain market segments
  • Buyer interest in cloud-based alternatives means providers of managed security services or product implementation services must prepare for this competitive threat
  • Appendix: Primary Workplace Locations and Organization Size

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