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Application Firewall (WAF) Global Market Analysis 

  • February 2016
  • -
  • Frost & Sullivan
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  • 124 pages

Web Application Firewall (WAF) Global Market Analysis : New Technologies and Threats Collide to Create Expanded Opportunities

Businesses continue to spend billions of dollars each year to defend their networks. However, Web applications remain a vulnerable point in the defenses. The Web application firewall (WAF) is one security technology that can protect Web sites by analyzing and controlling application layer traffic and sessions. While the demand for WAF is unavoidable, the ability to properly deploy WAF has been limited to enterprise organizations. But the market is growing and evolving as vendors simplify the process to buy and deploy WAF.

Executive Summary

-The cyber security threat level continues to rise. Web applications are a particularly vulnerable entry point in any organization. o As a result, WAF solutions continue to evolve to stop ever-changing threats and to support new Web technologies.

- Demand for Web application firewall (WAF) remains steadfast and the WAF market grew to $ million in revenue in 2015.

- The WAF market is expected to reach over $ billion in revenue by 2020.

- The WAF market has traditionally focused on high-performance appliances deployed by large enterprise organizations.

o However, the WAF market is changing rapidly with new cloud-enabled delivery models that are challenging traditional on-premises WAF appliances.
o Leading vendors include Imperva, F5, and Akamai.
o WAF vendors must excel in multiple categories including detection accuracy, scalability, integration, and usability in order to stay competitive in the market.

Table Of Contents

Application Firewall (WAF) Global Market Analysis 
1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Executive Summary
1 Executive Summary
2 Measurements
3 CEO's Perspective
4 Introduction to the Research

2 MARKET OVERVIEW

Market Overview
1 Definitions
2 Definitions
3 Definitions
4 Definitions
5 Market Overview
6 Market Overview
7 Market Overview
8 Market Overview

3 EXTERNAL CHALLENGES: DRIVERS AND RESTRAINTS—TOTAL MARKET

External Challenges: Drivers and Restraints—Total Market
1 Drivers
2 Drivers Explained
3 Drivers Explained
4 Drivers Explained
5 Drivers Explained
6 Drivers Explained
7 Drivers Explained
8 Restraints
9 Restraints Explained
10 Restraints Explained
11 Restraints Explained
12 Restraints Explained
13 Restraints Explained

4 FORECASTS AND TRENDS—TOTAL MARKET

Forecasts and Trends—Total Market
1 Forecast Assumptions
2 Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast
3 Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion
4 Pricing Trends and Forecast
5 Pricing Trends and Forecast Discussion
6 Percent Revenue Forecast by Segment
7 Segment Percent Revenue Forecast Discussion
8 Percent Revenue Forecast by Region
9 Regional Percent Revenue Forecast Discussion
10 Revenue Forecast by Vertical Market
11 Vertical Market Revenue Forecast Discussion
12 Percent Revenue Forecast by Distribution Channel
13 Distribution Channel Discussion
14 Percent Revenue Forecast by Horizontal
15 Percent Revenue by Horizontal Discussion
16 Enterprise Revenue Forecast
17 Enterprise Revenue Forecast Discussion
18 Large Business Revenue Forecast
19 Large Business Revenue Forecast Discussion
20 SMB Revenue Forecast
21 SMB Revenue Forecast Discussion

5 MARKET SHARE AND COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS— TOTAL MARKET

Market Share and Competitive Analysis— Total Market
1 Market Share
2 Competitive Environment
3 Competitive Environment Discussion
4 Competitive Environment Discussion
5 Competitive Factors and Assessment
6 Competitive Factors and Assessment
7 Competitive Factors and Assessment Discussion
8 Competitive Factors and Assessment Discussion
9 Competitive Factors and Assessment Discussion
10 Competitive Factors and Assessment Discussion
11 Competitive Factors and Assessment Discussion
12 Competitive Landscape

6 WAF APPLIANCE SEGMENT BREAKDOWN

WAF Appliance Segment Breakdown
1 Appliance Segment Breakdown
2 Appliance Segment—Market Engineering Measurements
3 Appliance Segment—Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast
4 WAF Appliance Segment—Revenue Forecast Discussion
5 WAF Appliance Segment—Pricing Trends and Forecast
6 Appliance Segment—Pricing Trends and Forecast Discussion
7 Appliance Segment—Market Share
8 Appliance Segment—Competitive Environment

7 WAF SERVICE SEGMENT BREAKDOWN

WAF Service Segment Breakdown
1 WAF Service Segment Breakdown
2 WAF Service Segment—Market Engineering Measurements
3 WAF Service Segment—Revenue Forecast
4 WAF Service Segment—Revenue Forecast Discussion
5 WAF Service Segment—Pricing Trends and Forecast
6 Service Segment—Pricing Trends and Forecast Discussion
7 Service Segment—Market Share
8 Service Segment—Competitive Environment

8 THE LAST WORD

The Last Word
1 The Last Word—Predictions
2 The Last Word—Vendor Recommendations
3 Legal Disclaimer

9 VENDOR PROFILES

Vendor Profiles
1 Vendor Profile: Akamai
2 Vendor Profile: Akamai
3 Vendor Profile: Akamai
4 Vendor Profile: Akamai
5 Vendor Profile: Barracuda Networks
6 Vendor Profile: Barracuda Networks
7 Vendor Profile: Barracuda Networks
8 Vendor Profile: Citrix
9 Vendor Profile: Citrix
10 Vendor Profile: Citrix
11 Vendor Profile: CloudFlare
12 Vendor Profile: CloudFlare
13 Vendor Profile: CloudFlare
14 Vendor Profile: F5 Networks
15 Vendor Profile: F5 Networks
16 Vendor Profile: F5 Networks
17 Vendor Profile: Fortinet
18 Vendor Profile: Fortinet
19 Vendor Profile: Fortinet
20 Vendor Profile: Imperva
21 Vendor Profile: Imperva
22 Vendor Profile: Imperva
23 Vendor Profile: NSFOCUS
24 Vendor Profile: NSFOCUS
25 Vendor Profile: NSFOCUS
26 Vendor Profile: Radware
27 Vendor Profile: Radware
28 Vendor Profile: Radware

10 APPENDIX

Appendix
1 Methodology
2 Measurements
3 Measurements
4 Additional Sources of Information on Study Topic Area
5 Partial List of Companies Interviewed
6 Learn More—Next Steps

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