Cloud security market landscape, 2013–2017

1 Summary

Cyberthreats are now a critical issue affecting the national security of nation countries worldwide. This is thanks to a few factors: the rise of cloud computing and big data and the sometimes unclear virtual boundaries caused by increasingly mobile enterprises, among others.

In conjunction with the shifts mentioned in the previous section, the IT world is also witnessing a wave of new innovation, and there are numerous business opportunities for technologies built around the emerging market sectors of mobile and cloud computing. The cloud-security space itself is undergoing an intense maturation phase after a couple of years in a vague initial hype phase.

This report will examine:

  • The difference between security for the cloud and security delivered by the cloud
  • Market opportunities tied to the rise of IaaS
  • Key technologies that address security needs for both public and private clouds
  • Emerging business models and companies to watch