This IDC study (a translation of the Japanese document IDC #J12200108) examines the performance of the Japan data loss prevention (DLP) market in 2011, and attempts to forecast the market for 2012–2016. For analyses, we split the market into two segments: software and appliances.
Due to the rampancy of increasingly sophisticated targeted attacks and the growing use of mobile devices to access enterprise assets, risks of confidential data loss have increased. Currently attracting attention as products that prevent such loss of confidential information are DLP products. At present, many companies are looking at single-department rather than company-wide implementation due to budgetary problems. In the future, however, companies will extend the use of DLP products company-wide for total data protection. When this happens, scalability will be a problem at the initial stage, as solutions implemented by a single department may have limited functions. "It is necessary for vendors to provide DLP solutions that can be scaled, from limited functionality to comprehensive data loss prevention systems. This way, companies with budget problems will also be able to realize company-wide data loss prevention in stages," says Tsuneo Tosaka, research manager, Software & Security, IDC Japan.
Encryption toolkits, Endpoint security, Identity and access management, Information protection and control, Messaging security, Mobile identity and access management, Mobile secure content and threat management, Network security, Secure content and threat management, Security management, Security software, Web security