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Worldwide Network Security Forecast, 2017–2021

Worldwide Network Security Forecast, 2017–2021

This IDC study presents a five-year forecast for the worldwide network security market as of September 2017. This study updates the previous forecast published in Worldwide Network Security Forecast, 2016–2020 (IDC #US41755616, October 2016)."Network security spending continues to increase as organizations increasingly segment networks and add services to secure increasingly hybrid environments. Customers are focusing on manageability and simplification across environments in addition to addressing the latest threats, and vendors that can deliver on the promises of security effectiveness, manageability, and future proofing will be successful." — Robert Ayoub, research director, Security Products

IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Forecast
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
The Success of Ransomware and Advanced Malware
The Need to Protect a Highly Distributed Infrastructure (3rd Platform)
Cloud and SaaS Security Adoption
IT Security Talent Shortage
Focus on Other Security Technologies
Significant Market Developments
Security Incidents Causing More Significant Business Losses
Increasing Number of Start-Ups and Solutions
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
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