Worldwide Web Security Forecast, 2016–2020: Extending Protection to Cloud Resources
This document provides market analysis for web security gateways, which provide URL filtering, web antimalware, and other defenses to protect end user activity. It also includes revenue associated with web application firewalls, which prevent common attacks against web applications and websites such as cross-site scripting (XSS) and SQL injection. This IDC study discusses how IDC believes the market for products that detect and prevent against attacks delivered from the web will remain healthy over the next five years. "Security vendors are combining web security functionality with the ability to extend protection against attacks delivered from SaaS collaboration tools and other popular web-based services. The need for protection from silent drive-by attacks, phishing attacks, and spoofing is not abating," said Robert Westervelt, research manager, Security Products, IDC.
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