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Market Trends: Global Demand for Cloud-Based Security Is Growing Through 2020

Published: 05 April 2017

ID: G00321941

Analyst(s): Ruggero Contu


Growth in cloud-based security will remain strong, at about 19% through 2020; but revenue opportunities will vary depending on different segments' maturity. Technology product management leaders looking to capitalize on this growth must counter the challenges facing cloud vendors.

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Market Trend

  • Cloud-Based Models Disrupt the Market and Present Unique Challenges
    • Cloud-Based Security Affects Pricing Across Markets
    • Cloud-Based Delivery Model Requires Operational Changes
    • Different Paths to Acquire Cloud-Based Capabilities
    • New Product Support Approaches
    • Impact on Channel Partners
  • Market Structure Trend
    • Significant Growth and Spending Differences Characterize the Security Market
  • Buyer Trend
    • Buyers' Attitudes Are Expected to Mature Toward the Cloud Model in Security
    • Cloud-Based Security Controls Demand From SMBs
    • Public Cloud Adoption Is Partly Driving Cloud-Based Security
  • Regional Trend
    • Consistent Adoption, With Significant Regional Differences
  • Technology Trend
    • Not All Security Controls Are Suitable to Be Delivered in the Cloud
    • Beware of Challenges Brought by Cloud Providers Integrating Security Features

Contrarian View

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

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