This IDC Market Analysis Perspective delivers a concise current-state view of the European security market and provides insight into the impact of future trends. Business executives, product managers, and MI/AR professionals can use this information when looking to understand buying criteria and market impacts.
The major trends impacting the European security market are:
- Digital transformation. The prevailing trend across the whole ICT space puts a substantial emphasis on integration between organizations and the deployment of new technologies such as cloud and mobile. These technologies are compelling for businesses but place extra demands on security operations by eroding traditional perimeter-based security approaches. Security, often seen as a blocker to technology and business innovation, needs to reposition itself as a digital transformation enabler.
- The dynamic threat landscape. The relentless proliferation of malware, both in type and extent, render traditional signature-based approaches ineffective. A new generation of security solutions is required not only to prevent attacks but also to detect breaches as they occur, and to remediate them quickly. Solutions must also cope with increasing sophistication and persistence of attacks.
- Regulatory upheaval. The introduction of regulation of security for online services provision and data privacy places additional demands on security operations. This is particularly true in the EU, where mandatory breach notification and high fines for non-compliance make security breaches a boardroom concern. Extra-territoriality clauses mean increased jurisdiction conflict, creating a complex compliance environment for businesses to operate within.
Oracle Corporation, Intel Corporation, AVG Technologies N.V., Dell Inc., Gemalto N.V., Sophos Plc, Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., Palo Alto Networks, Inc., Symantec Corporation, IBM, Fortinet, Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., Trend Micro Incorporated, EMC Corporation, Blue Coat Systems, Inc., Juniper Networks, Inc.
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