This IDC study uses the vendor assessment model called IDC MarketScape. This assessment discusses both quantitative and qualitative characteristics that explain a vendor's success in the marketplace and help anticipate its ascendancy. This is the first IDC MarketScape for the enterprise Web security market.
Enterprises are moving toward cloud-based Web security technologies, but they are doing so without abandoning their on-premise appliance/software deployments. The need to support both types of Web security delivery models, and manage, maintain, and support these models in a hybrid delivery scenario, is a critical requirement for any vendor offering Web security solutions today, and over the next five years.
"The Web security market is moving toward a SaaS model," says Phil Hochmuth, program manager for IDC's Security Products. "Enterprises will require the flexibility, scale, and availability of cloud security services to protect growing mobile workforces, BYOD scenarios, and continual expanding and shifting of the enterprise Web perimeter. However, enterprises won't jump into the Web security SaaS pool with two feet and a pinched nose; it will be a slow, wading process. Hybrid solutions providers offering links to the power and scale of cloud-based Web security, with strong on-premise offerings, will be in the best position to succeed in this market over the next 12–24 months."
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., Clearswift Corporation, SafeNet, Inc., Zscaler, Inc., Blue Coat Systems, Inc., TrustWave Holdings, Inc., Barracuda Networks, Inc., Intel Corporation, Sophos Plc, Symantec Corporation, Trend Micro Incorporated, Websense Inc, Cisco Systems, Inc., EdgeWave Inc.
Cloud computing, Endpoint security, Messaging security, Network security, Social business, Software as a service, Virtual private network products, Web and messaging WAM security appliances, Web security, Web security appliances