This IDC study presents the IT security services market in South Africa in 2012 and forecasts expenditure on IT security services through 2017. The study contains market size and forecasts for four functional market categories – implementation, operations, consulting, and training and education. The study also outlines specific market drivers and key assumptions.
"The IT security services market in South Africa will continue to be a growth category in the broader IT services market. Increasing threat occurrences and complexity, alongside the mounting popularity of virtualization, mobility, and cloud services, as well as the escalating density of corporate IT infrastructures, means that organizations are becoming more aware of the importance of IT security-related services. Coupled with a market now entering a phase dominated by personal information protection legislation, this situation means providers should look to leverage this growing demand, especially for systems integration and operations services." – Research Manager Lise Hagen, Software and IT Services, Africa, IDC South Africa