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Market Opportunity Map: Security and Risk Management Software, Worldwide

Published: 20 April 2017

ID: G00324397

Analyst(s): Elizabeth Kim , Frank Marsala , Eric Ahlm , Avivah Litan , Lawrence Pingree , Deborah Kish , Ruggero Contu , Dale Gardner , Sid Deshpande


The security software market is transforming through four vectors: analytics, adoption of SaaS and managed services, expanded ecosystems, and regulations. Technology business unit leaders must realign their product and go-to-market strategies to address these key forces.

Table Of Contents

Market Opportunity Map

Market Opportunities Overview

  • Description of Markets
  • Startup and Emerging Growth Security Segments
  • Mature and Stable Growth Segments
    • Mature Markets in Transition


  • Technology Trends
    • By 2020, Advanced Security Analytics Will Be Embedded in at Least 75% of Security Products
    • Acquiring and Integrating Products and Technologies Will Be a Critical Strategy to Increase Market Share and Enter New Markets
  • Buyer Trends
    • End Users' Quest for Flexibility Increases Adoption of SaaS
    • The Regulatory Environment Creates Opportunity for Security Software Providers
  • Sellers' Strategic Options

Vendors to Watch

  • Vendors Delivering SaaS
  • Vendors Delivering Analytics
  • Vendors With Software That Ties to Regulatory Compliance

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