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Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan) Security Hardware, Software, and Services Forecast 2020-2025

By: Cathy HuangAssociate Research Director, Services and Security, IDC Asia/Pacific, James Sivalingam, Gurpal SinghAssociate Research Manager, Shahnawas LatiffSenior Market Analyst


This Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan) Security Hardware, Software and Services Forecast, 2020–2025—Market Opportunity Post-COVID-19 Pandemic forecast document provides a five-year outlook of the overall security market in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APEJ). The forecast is derived from the best available data and information such as the latest IDC's CAMS Tracker, IDC Black Book Forecast, IDC's COVID-19 FERS Survey, and input from IDC's market analysts on the ground.

"As digital transformation is going mainstream in the region, optimizing, and securing diverse cloud resources/data sets are posing the most critical challenges. Enterprises are in real need to assess or redesign the entire security architecture stack to improve the overall security posture," says Cathy Huang, associate research director, Security and Services, IDC Asia/Pacific.

"IT spending, specifically in the security segment has been the silver lining in the dark cloud that was the COVID-19 pandemic, and the subsequent economic contractions that were widespread in the region. Organizations, already facing multitudes of security challenges in the evolving threat landscape prior to the pandemic, are now dealing with greater risks due to the increased complexity of the modern digital infrastructure. Further, with pandemic-fueled cost pressures and service disruptions to address, organizations will be heavily reliant on their security partners to address their security needs. Thus, security vendors need to step up to the plate to offer much needed guidance and deliver value to clients," says James Sivalingam, research manager, Security and Services, IDC Asia/Pacific.

"Spending on security software solutions has remained resilient during COVID-19 pandemic. Security vendors looking to increase customers' wallet share should follow a platform approach to security, ensuring strong integration across adjacent technologies. Ease of management and visibility from a single pane of glass becomes essential as organizations struggle to manage security in a hybrid environment. Security vendors will do better by demonstrating a consultative industry-oriented approach by working with specialized partners in the region, as targeted cyberattacks continue to increase and industry regulators are strengthening cybersecurity mandates," says Gurpal Singh, associate research manager, IDC Asia/Pacific Software Research.

"The security appliance market in APEJ region is expected to grow steadily with healthy growth across 2025. The massive shift to remote working and the revamp of network infrastructure provide opportunities to network security vendors that could match the need for having a converged security solution, meeting new operational and cost efficiency requirements. Unified threat management (UTM), which includes next-generation firewall security, buoyed the appliance market from a larger base because of its preference for multiple features and its ability to integrate with other forms of security software in various deployment format," says Shahnawas Latiff, associate research manager, IDC Asia/Pacific Software Research.



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