This IDC study examines the Web security market for the period from 2009 to 2015, with vendor revenue and market growth forecasts. Worldwide market sizing is provided for 2009 and 2010, and a five-year growth forecast for this market is shown for 2011–2015. Revenue and market share of the leading vendors are provided for 2009 and 2010.
"Application control is the new cutting edge of Web security, as URL filtering and antimalware have become standard, basic features in the offerings of Web security product vendors. The ability to monitor and exert control over specific Web applications ― from consumerized Web 2.0 apps to enterprise-class SaaS platforms ― will be a critical task for Web security gateway technology going forward," says Phil Hochmuth, program director for IDC's Security Products program. "Meanwhile, platform choice for vendors, as well as enterprises, will also become critical, as hardware and SaaS offerings continue to offer complementary and integrated protection capabilities."
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