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Market Trends: Enterprise Firewalls Use Platform Offerings to Extend Value

Published: 10 August 2018

ID: G00367475

Analyst(s): Eric Ahlm

Summary

Enterprise firewall providers are fighting off becoming a commodity by pivoting to a platform play for threat detection and prevention. This research note advises technology product managers how to stay ahead in the product transformation race to come.

Table Of Contents

Introduction

Market Trend

  • Advanced Threat Capabilities Influence Enterprise Firewall Market Share
  • Market Structure Trend
    • Enterprise Firewall Market Is Evolving to Better Service Buyer Demand for Threat Detection, Prevention and Response
    • Vendors’ Selling Challenge: What Is Core? What Is Third Party?
    • Shifting Value to an Integrated Platform Solution Requires Heavy Lifting
  • Buyer Trend
    • Security Buyers Are Looking at Vendor Consolidation More Than Ever Before
  • Technology Trend
    • Advanced Threat Detection and Response Becomes a Collaborative Effort
    • Extended Capabilities Require Extended Evaluation Criteria and Testing
    • Extending Threat Detection and Prevention to New Environments

Contrarian View

  • If Enterprise Firewall Providers Continue to Build Platforms, the Definition and Role of the Firewall Itself Changes

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