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Research finds the financial and government verticals are the most targeted segments by cyber criminals
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apart from mitigating fast evolving malware (malicious software), Web and email content security solutions enable organizations to prevent access to inappropriate or unproductive content and monitor communications for compliance, regulatory issues or theft. In this latest Network Security research, Frost & Sullivan surveyed 12,396 security professionals and found the top three areas of concern regarding their organization that kept them up at night: 1) application vulnerabilities, 2) malware, followed by 3) mobile devices.
New research from Frost & Sullivan's Analysis of the Global Web and Email Content Security Market finds the market earned revenue of $3.07 billion in 2013 and estimates this to reach $3.35 billion in 2017. In addition to more than 50 visual exhibits included, the research also features an executive summary, market overview, external challenges (drivers and restraints), trends and predictions, forecasts and trends, and market share and competitive analysis, as well as segment breakdowns for the web content security, email, small and medium business, and enterprise markets. Finally, the analysis provides a breakdown for the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific, in addition to a last word of conclusions and implications from the analyst.
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Growth in the global market will be slow as fierce competition in the Web content security segment and integration with other network security platforms such as unified threat management, firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, and data loss prevention software inhibit the adoption of standalone solutions. Additionally, high-valued, advanced, persistent threat solutions such as sandboxing are often billed separately, further reducing the ability of vendors to command premium prices for standalone Web content security solutions. The fragmented nature of the market is a challenge as too many vendors possess appropriate intellectual property in the marketplace, leading to management complexity.
"Consolidation in the global Web and email content security market is not a question of 'if,' but 'when,'" said Frost & Sullivan Network Security Industry Principal Frank Dickson. "As common intellectual property for content security is spread across communication channels like Web, email and social media, vendors will be driven to offer a unifying suite of content security products with a single point of interface. As such, market consolidation will reduce complexity for customers and decrease administrative overheads for security professionals."
Consolidation will particularly benefit small and medium businesses that require a higher level of simplicity and ease of management. This will, in turn, force vendors to invest in product and platform innovation. Companies that focus on offering the best security technology and ignore the usability of products for customers will lose market share.
"Suppliers must also cater to the unique requirements of various end-user verticals, including education, financial, healthcare, government and technology," added Dickson. "Approaching these verticals with a one-size-fits-all approach will be ineffective and restrict the reach of solution providers in the global market."
Analysis of the Global Web and Email Content Security Market is part of the Network Security (http://www.networksecurity.frost.com) Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan's related research services include: Analysis of the Global Mobile Endpoint Protection Market, Analysis of the SIEM and Log Management Market, Analysis of the Strong Authentication and One-Time Password (OTP) Market, and Analysis of the Global Vulnerability Management Market. All research services included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.
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Analysis of the Global Web and Email Content Security Market
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