Security in New Zealand has become one of the hottest topics in organisations developing a strategy for a digital world. As organisations migrate to the 3rd Platform (comprising cloud, social, mobile, and Big Data) and then towards the innovation accelerators (e.g., cognitive learning, Internet of Things), a mature and programmatic approach to security becomes a "must have" rather than a "nice to have." The challenge, however, is businesswide and it is starting from the top: boards are making security the key initiative for businesses due to the IP being tied up in digital form.
IDC has noted that for majority of IT investments, including security, there is a great level of convergence and commonality of trends across New Zealand organisation sizes, with the largest variations found in industry segmentation. Hence, this IDC study focuses on industry/vertical representation of the New Zealand security market.
The purpose of the study is to provide end users, service providers, and vendors with a reference regarding broad adoption patterns and the relative maturity of each segment. The study outlines spending trends, investment drivers, criteria for vendor selection, as well as governance approaches and challenges in the areas of security services and security software in context of the four pillars of IDC’s 3rd Platform.
Vertical segmentation focuses on the following sectors:
- Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance (BFSI)
- Government: Central and Local
- Healthcare & Education (in some instances clustered with "Government" under "Public Sector")
- Retail & Wholesale (in some instances clustered with "Others")
- Others: Discrete & Process Manufacturing, Construction, Resources, Professional & Personal Services, Media & Communications, Transportation, and Utilities
Endpoint security, Global IT and economic markets, Governance, risk and compliance infrastructure, Information protection and control, Intrusion detection and prevention, Messaging security, Mobile secure content and threat management, Network security, Security management, Software as a service, Web security