Gartner Research

Survey Analysis: Trends in End-User Security Spending, 2017

Published: 11 January 2017

ID: G00316348

Analyst(s): Nandita Iyer , Dale Gardner , Deborah Kish

Summary

Gartner's 2016 end-user security spending survey shows security budgets are increasing. Risks, led by breach and privacy concerns, are among the most significant spending drivers. Technology product management leaders must understand and address buyer concerns and challenges to capture future spend.

Table Of Contents

Survey Objective

Data Insights

  • End Users Are Increasing Budgets for Security
    • Enterprises Are Challenged With Communicating Value
    • Buyers Need to Communicate Business Value When Fighting for Budget
  • The Market Structure Is Evolving Due to Cost Optimization
    • Response: Virtualization of Security Functions
    • Response: Hiring Staff With Specific Skill Sets
    • Response: Moving Away From On-Premises to Managed Security Services
  • Buyers' View of Top Industry Changes, Business Risks and Security Risks
    • Fears of Breaches or Security Events, and Privacy Concerns Drive Security Spending
    • Risk Management and Regulatory Compliance Are Top Business Risks
    • IT Transformation Is Top Security Concern for Industry Changes
  • Security Tools Rank as a Top Project Across Multiple Businesses
  • If End Users "Fired Security Teams and Hired Machines," Spending Would Shift Significantly
  • Methodology

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