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China Semiannual Security Software Tracker

The ICT 3rd Platform, which is made up of cloud, mobility, social, and big data, is identified by IDC as the top technology. The ICT 3rd Platform is quickly shaping the market dynamics and changing the way enterprises proceed with their daily workflow and business processes. Ensuring the security of this platform is an extremely important thing. IDC's China Semiannual Security Software Tracker® provides a qualitative and quantitative analysis of some hot trends in China's IT security market. This service, which showcases the short-term and long-term market opportunities, is the essential guide for vendors looking to establish and grow their presence in the IT security market in China.


Technology Coverage

This tracker provides total market size and vendor share for the following technology areas.

Core Coverage

  • Identity and access management (IAM)
  • Network security
  • Endpoint security
  • Messaging security
  • Web security
  • Security and vulnerability management (SVM)
  • "Other" security products

Geographic Scope

  • China

Data Deliverables

This Tracker is delivered on a semiannual basis via a web-based interface for online querying and downloads. Deliverables for this tracker are listed below. For a complete delivery schedule please contact an IDC sales representative.

  • China IT security software market forecast
  • White paper

IDC's Tracker Methodology

IDC's tracker data is developed using a rigorous methodology that includes well-planned and well-coordinated local, regional, and worldwide data cross-checks combined with a proprietary advanced data consolidation and analysis data platform managed by IDC's Worldwide Tracker organization. Data sources used in the process of determining IDC's tracker numbers include, but are not limited to:

  • In-country local vendor interviews
  • Distribution data feeds
  • Worldwide and regional vendor guidance
  • ODM data
  • In-country local channel partner discussions
  • Import records
  • Feedback from component suppliers
  • Vendor briefings and public financial reports

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