Worldwide Web Security Market Shares, 2014: Transition to SaaS Continues
This IDC study provides a competitive analysis of the worldwide Web security market in calendar year 2014. This study includes worldwide revenue and growth rates for the total market in 2014 as well as revenue, market share, and growth rates of the leading vendors. The vendor shares and competitive analysis contained in this study update those found in Worldwide Web Security 2014–2018 Forecast and 2013 Vendor Shares (IDC #250175, August 2014).The worldwide Web security market declined 0.3% in 2014, following a weakened sales cycle in 2013. Customers are coupling Web security with the adoption of specialized threat analysis and protection (STAP) products and require integration with these emerging security technologies. Revenue is also shifting from traditional on-premises and software deployments to SaaS solutions, driven by customers' desire to reduce the datacenter footprint. "The Web security market appears stationary on the surface, but uncovering the layers you will find market leaders seizing on customer demands for integration with advanced threat defense solutions and visibility and control over popular SaaS security services," said Robert Westervelt, research manager, IDC Security Products and Solutions. "Some of the top vendors in this market are modernizing their Web security offerings by giving customers additional protection and flexible deployment options."
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