Mobile Device Security: Global Markets to 2022

Mobile Device Security: Global Markets to 2022

  • November 2017 •
  • 95 pages •
  • Report ID: 5208426 •
  • Format: PDF
• The global market for mobile device security technologies reached $14.1 billion in 2016. The market should grow from $18.6 billion in 2017 to $37.0 billion by 2022, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.7% during 2017-2022.
• The software market for mobile device security technologies reached $9.6 billion in 2016. The market should grow from $12.6 billion in 2017 to $25.6 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 15.2% during 2017-2022.
• The hardware market for mobile device security technologies reached $2.4 billion in 2016. The market should grow from $3.3 billion in 2017 to $7.0 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 16.2% during 2017-2022.

Chapter 1: Introduction
The proliferation of mobile devices, including smartphones, feature phones, phablets and tablets, and a wide variety of wearables, has created a mobile society. However, securing these devices remains a major challenge due to the sophistication of hackers and the difficulty of providing a holistic solution that addresses all the vulnerabilities of the mobile environment and its devices. This report highlights the current state of the mobile device security marketplace, including hardware and software solutions.

Study Goals and Objectives
The goal of this report is to spotlight the key technologies and global market opportunities for mobile device security. The opportunity is expressed in terms of potential revenue for the addressable market for mobile device security technologies by geographic region, application type and technology type. It is a companion report to reports on mobile technologies by BCC Research.

Reasons for Doing this Study
The purpose of the study is to size the market for mobile device security and the underlying technology. Specifically, the markets for mobile device security technology hardware, software and platforms are sized, forecast and discussed in depth. This data will enable manufacturers to determine the most effective R&D, product packaging and marketing and sales strategies.

Scope of Report
This report covers the global market for mobile device security technologies and regional analysis of North America, Latin America, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and Asia-Pacific. Component segments include hardware, software and services. End-user segments include consumer, business and government. Applications such as antivirus and antimalware, encryption, identity and access management and as well as data loss protection.

Information Sources
The primary information sources include manufacturers and suppliers of mobile device security and associated products around the world, suppliers for the manufacture of these products, major users of these products, research organizations, governmental agencies, trade associations and equipment suppliers. Additional secondary sources, such as databases, trade literature, specialized journals and government statistics, were researched while compiling this report.

Both primary and secondary research methodologies were used in preparing this report. Initially, a comprehensive search of the literature on mobile device security was conducted. These sources include relevant journals and related books, trade literature, marketing literature, other product/promotional literature, annual reports, analyst reports and other publications. Subsequently, telephone interviews and email correspondence were conducted with marketing executives, product sales engineers, international sales managers, application engineers and other personnel in mobile device companies. Other sources included academics, related suppliers, technical experts and consulting companies.

Geographic Breakdown
In this report, the geographic regions considered for market analysis include, and only include:
North America
Rest of World

Mobile Device Security, by Technology

Mobile Device Security, by End Use

Mobile Device Security by Application
Antivirus and antimalware
Identity and access management
Data loss protection

Chapter 2: Summary and Highlights
As mobile devices have become ubiquitous, so have the threats to them, which include data loss, unauthorized access, data leaks and fraudulent transactions. These challenges are being combatted by a collection of software and hardware solutions, including antivirus and mobile malware detection, mobile device management, mobile security gateways and encrypted mobile data.

Two key market drivers are making the problem of addressing mobile device security more complex. The first is the sheer number of mobile devices, with a predicted 5.6 billion mobile subscribers using one or more devices by 2020, representing 72% of the world population. Beyond that, the devices themselves are becoming more sophisticated, mimicking everything that can be done with an internet browser on a desktop or laptop system. These issues suggest that mobile device security solutions need to address an environment of enormous scale and increased complexity.

There are few constraints on hackers to prevent them from advancing at just as rapid a rate in terms of scale of attack and sophistication. So mobile device security is fundamentally a race between the hackers on one hand, and the vendors and end-users on the other, trying to prevent threats from turning into loss-making disasters.

BCC Research estimates that the mobile device security market will grow from $14.1 billion in 2016 to $37.0 billion in 2022 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.7%. Mobile device security is primarily a software market. Once devices are released into the market, there is little that manufacturers can do to increase the security capabilities of the hardware. So software updates via the operating system and security patches are among the most common over-the-air security protection mechanisms. In addition, software-based mobile device management platforms implement security from a central point over the network. Hardware will have a slightly higher growth rate, and software as embedded chip security is gaining traction due to mobile payments, digital rights management and enterprise access control.