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Competitive Landscape: Cloud-Based Secure Web Gateway and Secure Email Gateway Service Providers

Published: 09 April 2014

ID: G00260734

Analyst(s): Eric Ahlm


As customers' demand for cloud-based security services continues to increase, the competitive landscape of providers becomes more defined. This research discusses the field of providers and major trends that impact them in the largest and fastest-growing markets among cloud security providers.

Table Of Contents


  • Competitive Situation and Trends
    • Mobile Workforces Drive Cloud-Based SWG Solutions
    • Channel Partner Selection Is Critical for Going to Market With Cloud-Based Services
    • The Growth of Cloud-Based SEGs Is Threatened by Cloud-Based Email Inbox Providers
    • For Both Cloud-Based SWGs and SEGs, Security Features Are a Differentiating Factor
    • Add-On Services Are An Important Differentiator for Cloud-Based SEG and SWG Providers
    • Licensing Flexibility for SWG and SEG Cloud Services Could Be a Competitive Wedge
  • Market Players
  • The Future of Competition
    • More Advancement Around Security and Threat-Related Services
    • Tighter Integration With Other IAM Systems
    • More Integration With Intelligence-Aware Security Controls
  • Competitive Profiles
    • Barracuda
    • Blue Coat
    • Cisco Systems
    • Intel Security (Formerly McAfee)
    • Symantec
    • Websense
    • Zscaler
  • References and Methodology

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