This IDC study looks at security software in the Gulf States in 2010. The study covers vendor shares, major vertical markets contributing to security investments, the current focus of security segment spending, and forecasts on market growth through 2015.
"IT spending in the region will see growth over the five-year forecast period. However, global economic uncertainty may well lead to cautious spending. Investments into IT security are now seen as a necessity for businesses and government entities alike across the region. The increasing sophistication of threats and their growing frequency, combined with compliance requirements, will drive IT security spending over the coming years. Organizations will increasingly need to define security and user access policies in order to manage data more securely." – Research Manager Megha Kumar, IDC MEA