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Market Trends: Cloud-Based Security Services Market, Worldwide, 2014

Published: 15 October 2013

ID: G00253813

Analyst(s): Kelly Kavanagh , Ruggero Contu


Growth in cloud-based security will remain strong, at about 20% through 2017, but revenue opportunities will vary. Security providers endeavoring to capitalize on this growth should identify the most viable offerings (such as encryption), and focus their marketing on SMBs.

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Market Trend

  • Cloud-Based Security Affects Prices Across Markets
  • High-Growth Market, but Variation by Segment
  • Buyers Trend
    • Increased Acceptance of Cloud-Based Security
  • Regional Trend
    • Consistent Adoption, With Significant Regional Differences
  • Technology Trend
    • Web and Email Security and IAM Are Investment Priorities

Contrarian View

  • Change in Perception and Risk Assessment of the Cloud-Based Delivery Model Could Defer or Reverse Growth Opportunities

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