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Professional Security Services in North America : Evasive Malware and Security Skills Shortages Create Demand

  • November 2014
  • 65 pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
Report ID: 2488505


Table of Contents

Key Findings

•The market for North American professional security services totaled $xx billion in 2013. The market is expected to grow to $xx billion by 2018.
•The top four market share leaders in 2013 were IBM, HP, Verizon, and Accuvant.
oNineteen providers have greater than $xx million annually in professional security services revenue.
•Professional Security Services are value-added security advisory, implementation services, and technical services, such as assessment, benchmarking, design, planning, configuration, and incident response services.
oKey professional security services segments include security advisory, implementation services, and technical services.
oTechnical services dominate both revenue and revenue growth.
•Although the enterprise segment is the largest in terms of customer size, SMB will begin to consume a larger percentage of professional security services.
•The top 4 market verticals are financial services, government, healthcare, and retail. Retail is becoming an increasingly important professional security segment.
•IBM, HP, and Accuvant constitute the largest provider segment.

CEO’s Perspective

The sophistication of advanced persistent cyber threats is growing rapidly. Professional security service providers have specialized expertise to combat such threats.
Security professionals are in high demand and may be difficult to recruit and retain. Professional security services alleviate some of the human resource burden.
A proliferation of network security point solutions has increased the complexity of network security. Outsourcing complex security implementation is compelling.
Compliance requirements require special attention. Professional security service providers are experts in assisting businesses in assessing compliance readiness.
Businesses can outsource to a service provider, but can never outsource responsibility.

Introduction to the Research

•Purpose of the Research
oThis report provides an analysis of the market for the North American professional security service market including:
Four years of historical market sizing including base year 2013 and five years of market forecast
Market shares for the market participants
Market description and market trends
Drivers and restraints
•Segments of the market to be analyzed include:
oBy service type
oBy customer size
oBy industry vertical

Key Questions This Study Will Answer

What are professional security services and why are they needed?
What is the market size for North American professional security services now and in the future?
Who are the dominant professional security services providers in North America?
What are the prospects for the security advisory, technical, and implementation services?
How does the size of the professional security services market vary between the enterprise and SMB segments?
How would the view of the market change if consulting firms were included in the analysis?

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