This IDC study examines the Web security market for the period from 2010 to 2016, with vendor revenue and market growth forecasts. Worldwide market sizing is provided for 2010 and 2011, and a five-year growth forecast for this market is shown for 2012–2016. Revenue and market share of the leading vendors are provided for 2010 and 2011.
"As almost every major category of corporate application moves to a software-as-a-service model, connectivity and security of Web traffic will become critical to enterprise operations and productivity," says Phil Hochmuth, program manager for Security Products Research at IDC. "The movement to SaaS, coupled with the trends in consumerization of IT and increased usage of social networking and Web 2.0 technologies, will make secure Web gateways and cloud services a focal point for enterprise security and control over the next five years."