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Vulnerability Management (VM)—Global Market Analysis

Vulnerability Management (VM)—Global Market Analysis

A vulnerability assessment (VA) runs a script of known vulnerabilities against an endpoint. Vulnerability management (VM) is the formal reporting and prioritization of what is found after the scan. In 2016, VM vendors achieved $768.3 million in licenses, appliances, and related services; representing an improvement of 13.4% over 2015. VM vendors are challenged because VM scanning/reporting is a static technology, and network defenses require a combination of static and dynamic tools. Additionally, several adjacent network security technologies such as SIEM, NAC, and endpoint detection and response (EDR) also make use of behavioral analytics and machine listening technologies. However, VM has always been designed to protect the enterprise network surface. The enterprise network surface is expanding to include cloud, mobile, and Internet of Things (IoT). As much as any other network security technology, VM vendors are in a prime position to provide detection and protection products for the heterogeneous network.

A vulnerability assessment (VA) runs a script of known vulnerabilities against an endpoint. Vulnerability management (VM) is the formal reporting and prioritization of what is found after the scan. In 2016, VM vendors achieved $768.3 million in licenses, appliances, and related services; representing an improvement of 13.4% over 2015. VM vendors are challenged because VM scanning/reporting is a static technology, and network defenses require a combination of static and dynamic tools. Additionally, several adjacent network security technologies such as SIEM, NAC, and endpoint detection and response (EDR) also make use of behavioral analytics and machine listening technologies. However, VM has always been designed to protect the enterprise network surface. The enterprise network surface is expanding to include cloud, mobile, and Internet of Things (IoT). As much as any other network security technology, VM vendors are in a prime position to provide detection and protection products for the heterogeneous network.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Executive Summary-Market Engineering Measurements
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • Executive Summary-Introduction to the Research
    • Executive Summary-CEO's Perspective
    • Executive Summary-Key Questions This Study Will Answer
  • Market Overview
    • Market Overview-Distribution Channels
    • Market Overview-Distribution Channel Discussion
  • Market Overview-Evolution of Vulnerability Management
    • Market Overview-About the Evolution of VM
    • Market Overview-Introducing the 4 x 4 VM Matrices
    • Market Overview-Historical View of VM Landscape 2010
    • Market Overview-Historical View of VM Landscape 2010 Explained
    • Market Overview-Historical View of VM Landscape 2013
    • Market Overview-Historical View of VM Landscape 2013 Explained
    • Market Overview-Current View of VM Landscape 2016
    • Market Overview-Historical View of VM Landscape 2016 Explained
    • Market Overview-Forecast View of VM Landscape 2019
    • Market Overview-Historical View of VM Landscape 2019 Explained
  • Market Overview-Roll-up Tables for the Evolution of Vulnerability Management
    • Market Overview-Roll-up Tables for the Evolution of Vulnerability Management
    • Market Overview-Network Environment 4 x 4 VM Metric View
    • Market Overview-Network Environment Matrix Explained
    • Market Overview-Endpoints/Devices in VA Scans 4 x 4 VM Metric View
    • Market Overview-Endpoints/Devices in VA Scans Explained
    • Market Overview-Product Deployment 4 x 4 VM Metric View
    • Market Overview-Product Deployment Explained
    • Market Overview-Revenues 4 x 4 VM Metric View
    • Market Overview-Revenues Explained
    • Market Overview-Definitions for Roll-up Tables for the Evolution of Vulnerability Management
  • External Challenges: Drivers and Restraints-Total Market
    • Drivers and Restraints
    • Drivers Explained
    • Restraints Explained
  • Forecasts and Trends-Total Market
    • Forecast Assumptions
    • Total VM Market-Revenue Forecast
      • Table Total VM Market: Revenue Forecast, Global, 2013-2021
    • Total VM Revenue Forecast and Unit Shipments
      • Table Total VM Market: Revenue Forecast and Unit Shipments, Global, 20132021
    • Total VM Market-Pricing Trends and Forecast
      • Table Average Selling Price, Total VM Market: Global, 2013-2021
    • Revenue Forecast and Unit Shipments Discussion
    • Total VM Market-Revenue Forecast by Region
      • Table Total VM Market: Revenue Forecast by Region, Global, 2013-2021
    • Total VM Market-Unit Shipments Forecast by Region
      • Table Total VM Market: Unit Shipments Forecast by Region, Global, 2013-2021
    • Total VM Market-Average Selling Price Forecast by Region
      • Table Total VM Market: Average Selling Price Forecast by Region, Global, 2013-2021
    • Regional Revenue Forecast and Unit Shipments Discussion
    • Total VM Market-Revenue Shipments Forecast by Product Type
      • Table Total VM Market: Revenue Forecast by Product Type, Global, 2013-2021
    • Total VM Market-Unit Forecast by Product Type
      • Table Total VM Market: Unit Shipments Forecast by Product Type, Global, 2013-2021
    • Total VM Market-Average Selling Price Forecast by Product Type
      • Table Total VM Market: Average Selling Price Forecast by Product Type, Global, 2013-2021
    • Product Type Revenue Forecast and Unit Shipments (Product Definitions)
    • Product Type Revenue Forecast and Unit Shipments Discussion
    • Total VM Market-Revenue Forecast by Vertical Market
      • Table Total VM Market: Revenue Forecast by Vertical Market, Global, 2013-2021
    • Total VM Market-Unit Shipments Forecast by Vertical Market
      • Table Total VM Market: Unit Shipments Forecast by Vertical Market, Global, 2013-2021
    • Total VM Market-Average Selling Price Forecast by Vertical Market
      • Table Total VM Market: Average Selling Price Forecast by Vertical Market, Global, 2013-2021
    • Vertical Market Unit Shipments and Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Total VM Market-Revenue Forecast by Size of Business
      • Table Total VM Market: Revenue Forecast by Size of Business, Global, 2013-2021
    • Total VM Market-Unit Shipments Forecast by Size of Business
      • Table Total VM Market: Unit Shipments Forecast by Size of Business, Global, 2013-2021
    • Total VM Market-Average Selling Price Forecast by Size of Business
      • Table Total VM Market: Average Selling Price Forecast by Size of Business, Global, 2013-2021
    • Size of Business Revenue Forecast and Unit Shipments Discussion
  • Market Share and Competitive Analysis-Total Market
    • Competitive Analysis-Market Share
    • Competitive Analysis-Market Share (LEGACY 2015 VM Report)
    • Competitive Factors and Assessment
    • Competitive Environment
  • Points of Competitive Differentiation
  • Market Segmentation by Size of Business-Enterprise Segment Breakdown (10,000 or More Endpoints)
    • Enterprise VM Segment-Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Enterprise Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2016
    • Enterprise Market Engineering Measurements
    • Enterprise VM Revenue Forecast and Unit Shipments
      • Table Total Enterprise VM Market: Revenue Forecast and Unit Shipments, Global, 20132021
    • Enterprise VM Market-Pricing Trends and Forecast
      • Table Average Selling Price Enterprise VM Market: Global, 2013-2021
    • Enterprise VM Pricing Trends and Forecast Discussion
    • Enterprise Competitive Environment
  • Large Business (2,5009,999 Endpoints) Segment Breakdown
    • Large Business VM Segment-Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Large Business Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2016
    • Large Business Marketing Engineering Measurements
    • Large Business VM Revenue Forecast and Unit Shipments
      • Table Total Large Business VM Market: Revenue Forecast and Unit Shipments, Global, 20132021
    • Large Business VM Market-Pricing Trends and Forecast
      • Table Average Selling Price Large Business VM Market: Global, 2013-2021
    • Large Business VM Pricing Trends and Forecast Discussion
    • Large Business Competitive Environment
  • Midsized Business (1,0002,499 Endpoints) Market Breakdown
    • Midsized Business Segment-Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Midsized Business Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2016
    • Midsized Business Marketing Engineering Measurements
    • Midsized Business VM Revenue Forecast and Units Shipments
      • Table Midsized Business VM Market: Revenue Forecast and Unit Shipments, Global, 20132021
    • Midsized Business VM Market-Pricing Trends and Forecast
      • Table Average Selling Price, Midsized Business VM Market: Global, 2013-2021
    • Midsized Business VM Pricing Trends and Forecast Discussion
    • Midsized Business Competitive Environment
  • Small/ROBO Segment Breakdown (1-999 Endpoints)
    • Small/ROBO VM Segment-Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Small/ROBO Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2016
    • Small/ROBO Marketing Engineering Measurements
    • Small/ROBO VM Unit Shipments and Revenue Forecast
      • Table Small/ROBO VM Market: Revenue Forecast and Unit Shipments, Global, 20132021
    • Small/ROBO VM Market-Pricing Trends and Forecast
      • Table Average Selling Price Small/ROBO VM Market: Global, 2013-2021
    • Small/ROBO VM Pricing Trends and Forecast Discussion
    • Small/ROBO Competitive Environment
  • The Last Word
    • The Last Word-Predictions
    • The Last Word-Recommendations
  • Vendor Profiles
    • Vendor Profile: AlienVault
    • Vendor Profile: Beyond Security
    • Vendor Profile: BeyondTrust
    • Vendor Profile: Digital Defense, Inc.
    • Vendor Profile: Flexera Software (formerly Secunia)
    • Vendor Profile: Outpost24
    • Vendor Profile: Promisec
    • Vendor Profile: Qualys
    • Vendor Profile: Rapid7
    • Vendor Profile: Tenable Network Security
    • Vendor Profile: Tripwire
  • Appendix
    • Market Engineering Methodology
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Total VM Market: Global, 20162021
    • List of Abbreviations and Acronyms Used in the Report

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