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Worldwide Web Security Forecast, 2015–2019: Steady Transition to the Cloud

Worldwide Web Security Forecast, 2015–2019: Steady Transition to the Cloud

This IDC study advises technology solution vendors to continue to build out fully capable SaaS Web security offerings with fully capable management features and additional threat detection capabilities that appeal to their customer base. IDC projects single-digit gains for the Web security market overall, but vendors in this space may find sustained growth by demonstrating integration with adjacent security technologies, such as specialized threat analysis and protection (STAP) products. Web security vendors can also see significant gains by creating closer ties to security analytics and building out a threat intelligence backbone. Web security platforms that support incident responders by providing additional context about infections and augment remediation efforts via automated quarantining and removal may also be in a position to capture growth."The continued double-digit growth of SaaS Web security solutions demonstrates that organizations are increasingly embracing SaaS-based security offerings to complement their existing on-premises capabilities with additional flexibility or reduce their datacenter footprint altogether. Web security products play a key role defending the battlefront where most of the attack activity is taking place." — Robert Westervelt, research manager, Security Products

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Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Forecast
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Web Site Threats and Vulnerabilities
Strong SaaS Adoption
Encrypted Communications
Enhanced Browser Security Components
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Market Definition
Company Revenue Modeling
Revenue Recognition
Immediate Recognition
Deferred Recognition
Subscription Revenue
Mergers and Acquisitions: "Backstreaming"
Calendar Versus Fiscal Years
Historical Market Values and Exchange Rates
Forecast Market Values and Exchange Rates
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