This IDC study presents 2014 market shares for the worldwide IT security products market. IDC anticipates strong growth to continue with an emphasis on established vendors adding components to their platforms that mirror some of the innovative start-up security solutions that have come to market. Adoption of cloud security is also expected to continue to have strong momentum. There is rising interest in products that can address identity, data protection, and threat detection within SaaS applications. In addition, IDC sees additional growth opportunities for security vendors that provide strong SaaS security products as a result of a continued reduction in corporate datacenter footprints and rising requirements for extending policies and protection to remote and mobile employees.
"This past year has seen many changes for the top vendors — in order for emerging and traditional vendors to succeed, they will need to continue to adapt to the customer's wants," said Elizabeth Corr, research analyst, Security Products.