Security testing refers to a set of activities performed to locate and isolate the flaws in the security mechanisms of a software or application to ensure data protection and functionality as intended. The process reveals hidden vulnerabilities within software which can be easily exploited by a hacker or virus. Security testing has become a priority for organizations across all industry verticals and the demand for security testing is being driven by the growth of mobile and web applications. As there has been growth in the development of new software and applications, security testing market has received a boost as it is an important aspect of systems development life cycle. The security testing market is defined majorly as a service, but also consists of tools that are provided by vendors such as Veracode, NT Objectives, and WhiteHat Security. As security testing is primarily a service, the outsourcing model has enabled it to be used by small and medium-sized businesses. Security testing is further divided into two main sub-markets which are Static Application Security Testing (SAST) and Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST). SAST involves scanning the source or binary code of an application for vulnerabilities and DAST involves testing the security of an application during state of operation. Both these techniques are used widely in security testing.
This report majorly focuses on the types of services and tools provided in security testing. The security testing market has been broadly segmented by network security testing services, application security testing services, application security testing types, security testing tools, and security testing services market by deployment models, industry verticals, and regions. This report also enumerates the key factors that are driving growth in this market along with restraints and new opportunities for growth.
Major vendors in the security testing market are Accenture, Applause, Cenzic, Cisco, HP, IBM, McAfee, NT Objectives, Veracode, and WhiteHat Security. This report on the security testing market provides an in-depth analysis of the key players in tools and services ecosystem with their profiles and recent developments, key issues and opportunities in the market, global adoption trends, and future growth potentials.
According to this report, North America is the largest market for security testing services. MarketsandMarkets expects this market to grow from $2.47 billion in 2014 to $4.96 billion by 2019, at an estimated Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 14.9% from 2014 to 2019.