This IDC study analyzes the 2014 Japan mobile enterprise security market and provides a forecast for the market for the 2015–2019 period. It divides the Japan mobile enterprise security market into four functional markets — mobile identity and access management, mobile secure content and threat management, mobile security and vulnerability management, and other mobile security — for survey and analysis.
The use of mobile devices in the enterprise is beginning to move from the testing stage to full-scale use in conjunction with mission-critical systems. When this happens, mobile devices will serve as user terminals in various types of workflows. It is conceivable that mobile devices will be used in collecting personal identification numbers for the MyNumber system that will be used effective January 2016. Because the Basic Act on Cybersecurity requires organizations such as the national government, regional public bodies, providers of essential social infrastructure (essential infrastructure providers), providers of other cyber-related services, and educational and research institutions to be engaged in cybersecurity, it is likely that mobile devices will also be used in the workflow of these organizations. Research Manager Tsuneo Tosaka of IDC Japan Software and Security argues, "Security vendors and partners will therefore need to offer security solutions for work that requires enhanced security on mobile devices in line with those workflows. To achieve this, collaboration between vendors and their partners that provide business system solutions is also essential."
This IDC study is a translation of the Japan document IDC #J15240109 and is summarized to reduce the gap in time since the original version was published.
All of the following sections are, however, fully translated:
- IDC Opinion
- Executive Summary
- Essential Guidance