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Market Trends: Cybersecurity Service Providers Invade the Enterprise Security Service Market

Published: 31 March 2014

ID: G00260738

Analyst(s): Eric Ahlm


Defense contractors are actively expanding their security offerings to provide cybersecurity services not only to government clients, but to enterprise clients, as well. This research discusses the impact of cybersecurity providers on the security service marketplace.

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Market Trend

  • Large Government Spending on Cybersecurity Aids the Growth of Defense Contractor Organizations
  • Enterprises Seek the Specialization of Defense Contractor Organizations in Critical Times
  • Defense-Contractor-Type Organizations Are Expanding Their Offerings Beyond Their Core Specialization
  • A Slowdown in Government Spending Drives Defense Contractor Organizations to Expand to the Private Sector for Cybersecurity Services
  • Buyers Trend
    • Military and Other Government Agencies Seek Out Defense-Contractor-Type Organizations for Meeting U.S. Federal Cybersecurity Guidelines
    • Private-Sector Buyers Show Increased Demand for Cybersecurity Services
  • Regional Trend
    • Political Boundaries Could Impact a Cybersecurity Service Provider's Global Successes
  • Technology Trend
    • Security Technologies Evolve to Detect the Unknown and Overlooked
    • Global Security Intelligence Becomes Vital to Cybersecurity Programs

Contrarian View

  • Defense-Contractor-Type Cybersecurity Providers Fail to Meet Enterprise Buyer Expectations Beyond Specialty Security Services

Vendors to Watch

  • BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Division (Formerly Detica)
  • General Dynamics
  • Lockheed Martin

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