Market research firm Infonetics Research has released excerpts from its latest Cloud and CPE Managed Security Services report, which analyzes and forecasts the market for cloud- and customer premises equipment (CPE)-based security services delivered to service providers to small, medium and large businesses.
Infonetics' biannual cloud and CPE report provides market size, forecasts through 2017, trends and analysis for cloud- and CPE-based managed security services by organization size and technology — managed firewalls, content security, intrusion detection systems (IDS), intrusion prevention systems (IPS) and other security services.
Highlights of the current report include:
- Equaling its 2011 performance, the global cloud and CPE managed security service market grew another 12 percent in 2012, to $13 billion.
- While the majority of security service revenue in 2012 came from CPE-based services, by 2017 CPE revenue is expected to dip to 50 percent of total revenue.
- Infonetics forecasts sales of cloud-based security services to grow 69 percent over the next five years.
- "Other security services," of which hosted distribute denial of service (DDoS) services are a major and growing contributor, are anticipated to comprise more than 20 percent of cloud-based security service revenue by 2017.
"Buyers are moving to managed security services to deal with increased attack volume and complexity, manage security product sprawl, deliver consistent security for a distributed workforce and device population, and provide security for cloud infrastructure," noted Jeff Wilson, principal analyst for security at Infonetics Research. "Manufacturers and service providers are developing more mature offerings to build out and deliver managed security to customers, and the net results is the market continues to enjoy healthy overall growth, with particularly strong growth for cloud-based services."