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Analysis of the Endpoint Security Market

  • September 2014
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  • Frost & Sullivan
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  • 67 pages

Market Maturity & Product Efficacy Questions Dampen Prospects

The efficacy of traditional antivirus-based endpoint protection is beginning to be challenged. While it is true that the role of traditional protection has changed with today's cyber reality offering effective and efficient protection, following the creation of a signature remains essential. Also, endpoint security is not limited to antivirus. Endpoint security includes host-based software products that protect computing devices from many forms of malware, cyber-attacks, and unwanted applications. This report provides an analysis of the market for endpoint security including market sizing, market forecasts, market shares, market description and market trends, drivers and restraints, and a "SWOT" analysis of individual market participants.

Executive Summary
-Endpoint security includes host-based software products that protect computing devices such as laptops, desktops, netbooks, tablets, servers, and smartphones from malware, cyber-attacks, and unwanted applications, and from data breaches attributed to lost or stolen devices.
-The endpoint security market is in a maturity phase. The market accounted for $ billion in revenue in 2013. By 2018, the market will have declined slightly to $billion.
-The efficacy of traditional antivirus software is beginning to be challenged. Traditional antivirus software is best used to combat opportunistic (untargeted) attacks, offering effective and efficient protection following the creation of a signature. Traditional antivirus software is an effective tool to be use in a set of tools to provide security for endpoints. Using a combination of all the relevant technologies provides the highest possible level of security.
-The entry of effective free antivirus solutions has had a dampening effect on the market, weakening pricing power of vendors and inhibiting the ability of vendors to attract new users.
-The market for endpoint security solutions will continue to be dominated by businesses. Approximately two-thirds of the market revenue will come from businesses.
-Mobile devices offer great promise for endpoint security vendors. However, monetizing mobile device solutions has been challenging.

Executive Summary—Introduction to the Research
-Purpose of the Research
oThis report provides an analysis of the market for endpoint security market including:
-Three years of historical market sizing in addition to base year 2013 and five years of market forecast
-Market shares for the market participants
-Market description and market trends
-Drivers and restraints
-Individual company profiles of the market participants
-Segments of the market to be analyzed include:
oBy product type
oBy geography
oBy customer type
oBy distribution channel

Table Of Contents

Analysis of the Endpoint Security Market
1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Executive Summary
Executive Summary—Market Engineering Measurements
Executive Summary—CEO's Perspective
Executive Summary—Introduction to the Research

2. MARKET OVERVIEW

Market Overview
Market Overview
Total Endpoint Security Market—Distribution Channels
Key Questions This Study Will Answer

3. KEY MARKET QUESTIONIS ANTI-VIRUS REALLY DEAD?

Key Market QuestionIs Anti-Virus Really Dead?
Is Anti-Virus Really Dead?

4. EXTERNAL CHALLENGES: DRIVERS AND RESTRAINTS—TOTAL ENDPOINT SECURITY MARKET

External Challenges: Drivers and Restraints—Total Endpoint Security Market
Drivers and Restraints
Drivers Explained
Restraints Explained

5. FORECASTS AND TRENDS—TOTAL ENDPOINT SECURITY MARKET

Forecasts and Trends—Total Endpoint Security Market
Forecast Assumptions
Total Endpoint Security Market—Revenue Forecast
Revenue Forecast Discussion
Total Endpoint Security Market—Percent Revenue by Segment
Percent Revenue by Segment Discussion
Total Endpoint Security Market—Percent Revenue Forecast by Region
Percent Revenue Forecast by Region Discussion
Total Endpoint Security Market—Percent Revenue by Vertical Market
Vertical Market Revenue Forecast Discussion

6. MARKET SHARE AND COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS— TOTAL ENDPOINT SECURITY MARKET

Market Share and Competitive Analysis— Total Endpoint Security Market
Competitive Analysis—Market Share
Competitive Environment
Top Competitors
Competitive Factors and Assessment

7. INDUSTRY CHALLENGES AND TRENDS

Industry Challenges and Trends
Impact of Industry Challenges on Endpoint Security Market
Discussion of Endpoint Security Market Challenges

8. THE LAST WORD

The Last Word
The Last Word—Predictions
The Last Word—Recommendations
Legal Disclaimer

9. APPENDIX

Appendix
Market Engineering Methodology
Market Engineering Measurements
Additional Sources of Information on Study Topic Area
Partial List of Companies Interviewed
List of Companies Included in “Others”
Learn More—Next Steps
List of Exhibits

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