This study describes the market for endpoint security software in Central and Eastern Europe (excluding Russia), detailing vendor market shares for 2017, as well as the trends and drivers shaping the market. In a region that is home to some of the world’s leading endpoint security vendors, organizations are close to much of the innovation taking place on what can be regarded as the front line of the cybersecurity battlefield and are often very forward-looking in terms of protecting third-platform architectures against modern threats.
"Endpoint protection remained high on the list of security priorities for all CEE organizations in 2017, and rightly so, given the threat landscape and the infrastructure evolution central to third platform and digital transformation initiatives. Nevertheless, this booming market is not just expanding on the renewals of standard solutions. Vendors are responding to the challenging landscape with enhanced solutions delivering improved visibility, management, and control; incorporating threat intelligence and ML or AI-based analytics to improve detection and response; and addressing challenges from ransomware prevention to information protection and GDPR compliance. Remote workforces and the vanished security perimeter will ensure that this vibrant segment of the security market continues to see investment growth in the coming years. Innovation will be key: Any vendor standing still in this rapidly-developing market will be quickly left behind by their fast-moving competitors." — Security Research Manager Mark Child, IDC CEMA