IDC's Worldwide Software-Defined Security Taxonomy, 2015

IDC's Worldwide Software-Defined Security Taxonomy, 2015

This IDC study reflects IDC's initial taxonomy for software-defined security. Initial work in market forecasting will align with the more traditional concepts of firewalls and VPNs, with an emphasis on distributed dynamic components. The innovation already developing around SDS points to future growth in areas like deception technologies that will be included in our analysis as they mature.

"This is a burgeoning and exciting area of security that highlights the weaknesses of the extremely popular defense-in-depth security model," said Pete Lindstrom, research director, Security Products. "Strategic enterprises will be looking to a hub-and-spoke model that incorporates tracers for tracking contextual information and tethers to provide root of trust guarantees."

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IDC Opinion
In This Study
Situation Overview
Layers of a Software-Defined Network
Software-Defined Security
Reviewing the IDC Security Taxonomy for Functional Markets
Software-Defined Security Taxonomy
SDS Orchestration Solutions
SDS Controllers
SDS Enforcement Points
Further Dimensions
Relationship to the Cloud Security Alliance's "Software Defined Perimeter"
Future Outlook
Essential Guidance
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Related Research
Figure: IDC's Security Products Functional Markets

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