In this study, IDC splits the secure content and threat management product market into the following four functional segments to provide a 2014 analysis and forecasts for 2015 to 2019: endpoint security, messaging security, web security, and network security.
Within the Japan IT market, it has become a common sight to see companies transitioning to the cloud, not just among the leading firms but among the majority of IT companies. Furthermore, the trend of moving from mere virtualization to the cloud -- in particular, the increasing tendency to divide workloads between private clouds and public IT clouds while linking the data to create hybrid clouds -- will soon be mainstream. In addition, software-defined infrastructure (SDI) -- IT infrastructure that abstracts hardware and controls hardware resources in a programmable manner via software -- will become truly widespread. "Vendors should enhance their lineups of cloud security solutions so that they can offer the security solutions that they offer on-premise in cloud environments, as well. In particular, for SDI, the following security solutions, and others, will be crucial: hosting based firewalls and intrusion detection system (IDS)/intrusion prevention system (IPS); endpoint security optimized for virtual machines; and data protection management, such as encryption and data loss prevention (DLP). These must be embedded in SDI solutions when they are deployed," says IDC Japan software and security research manager Tsuneo Tosaka.
This is a translation of the Japanese document IDC #J15240106 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
- Past Data Revision
- Executive Summary
- Essential Guidance