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Application Delivery Controller (ADC) Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Type (Hardware-based, Virtual/Software), By Services (Integration and Implementation, Training, Support, and Maintenance) By Enterprise Size (Small and Medium-size enterprises, Large Enterprises), By Application (Banking, Financial Services & Insurance(BFSI), Government, IT & Telecom, Healthcare) And Regional Forecast, 2024-2032

Region :Global | Report ID: FBI105890 | Status : Ongoing



Due to flexible working hours of remote workers and increased access to personal devices such as laptops, desktops, or mobile, organizations are investing in IT infrastructure to manage access and load of growing applications. Overutilization of servers or applications and security breaches cause the failure of servers, and eventually, it fails to access applications. Organizations are adopting an application delivery controller (ADC) to mitigate such risks associated with server or application failure; organizations are adopting an application delivery controller (ADC). Application delivery controller offers data center functions such as Load balancing, application acceleration, rate shaping, SSL offloading, application firewall, and distributed denial of service(DDoS) protection.

ADC helps the organization to provide high availability of applications to its employees by balancing workloads. Load balancing ensures to enhance responsiveness, increase availability and optimize utilization of servers. Hence, market players are providing solutions with advanced capabilities ADC solutions to customers. For instance, in June 2020, A10 Networks launched Turnkey OEM Application Security and Delivery solution. The new solution provides application availability, security, and reliability for hybrid cloud infrastructures with SSL delivery and advanced load balancing.

The emergence of 5G connectivity and increased proliferation of mobile devices across the organization are adding innovative mechanisms to ADC to optimize performance over the mobile network. Such factors are expected to drive market growth in the coming years. Rising security threats such as SQL injection, data form overruns, cookie poisoning, cross-site scripting, and malicious attacks such as DDoS attacks, due to rising proliferation of personal devices and adoption of remote work culture, disrupt businesses. ADC mitigates risk associated with malicious attacks and security threats with DNS application firewall, web application firewall, DDOS protection, and central authentication. Thus, rising security concerns across organizations are anticipated to boost the adoption of ADC solutions.

The covid-19 pandemic has shifted the workforce to remote work, and consumers have also shifted to online across banking, retail, media, entertainment, healthcare, and others. Hence organizations are focusing on application performance and availability that improves customer experience. Sharp rise in cybercrimes, massive adoption of Internet of Things (IoT), and rollout of 5G networks amid pandemic is expected to boost the demand for application delivery controller. Market players are focusing on partnerships, collaborations to expand the business.

  • For instance, in June 2021, Radware collaborated with Fujitsu to enhance network availability for healthcare organizations across Spain facing covid-19 challenges. Fujitsu has implemented Radware Application delivery Controller Alteon across healthcare organizations for network load balancing for web, mobile, and cloud-based applications.

Thus, such activities are likely to drive the demand for ADC solutions in the coming years.

Key Market Driver -

• Rising adoption of hybrid cloud and Rollout of 5G network to boost the market growth. • Sharp rise in cybercrimes to boost the market growth. • Increased demand of high availability of applications drives market growth.

Key Market Restraint -

• Lack of network bandwidth to impede the market growth


Key players in the application delivery controller market include F5 Networks Inc., Array Networks Inc., Citrix Systems Inc., A10 Networks Inc., Barracuda Networks Inc., Fortinet Inc., Cloudflare Inc., Radware Ltd, Kemp Technologies Inc, NFWare Inc., Brocade Communications Systems LLC, Evanssion, Riverbed Technology Inc., etc.

Major players like F5 Networks Inc., Array Networks Inc., Citrix Systems Inc., A10 Networks Inc., Barracuda Networks Inc., etc., are entering into strategic partnerships, collaborations, mergers & acquisitions to expand the business. Market players are focused on new product launches and product enhancements in existing products to accelerate market growth.

Regional Analysis-

North America holds the largest market for application delivery controller due to increased internet traffic and rising adoption of emerging technologies. For instance, in August 2021, Statista stated that the United States has 313 Mn active internet users, and 90% of Americans have internet access. Thus, rising internet traffic across the region drives the market growth.

Europe is likely to showcase significant growth during the forecast period. Government initiatives such as Local Digital Declaration, Technology Code of Practice, Cloud First Policy, and Digital Marketplace across the United Kingdom are driving cloud adoption. The rising cyber-attacks and cloud adoption by small and medium-sized enterprises are likely to foster the demand for application-based controller solutions across the region.

The Asia Pacific is expected to be a potential market for application delivery controller. The increased network connectivity and internet traffic across the region are likely to boost market growth. For instance, the Statista report state that in January 2021, China had 939.8 Mn internet users, which is the highest number of internet users worldwide.  Followed by China, India had 624 Mn Internet users, and Indonesia had 202.6 Mn internet users.

The Middle East and Africa are likely to showcase moderate growth due to smartphone adoption and improved network bandwidth. Digital transformation initiatives such as the Digital Economy Initiative for Africa by countries' governments are likely to drive the market growth. Latin America to showcase steady growth with rising cyber-attacks, lack of IT infrastructure and internet connectivity, and growing internet users.

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By Type

  • Hardware-based

  • Virtual/Software

By Services

  • Integration and Implementation

  • Training, Support, and Maintenance

By Enterprise Size

  • Small and Medium-size enterprises

  • Large Enterprises

By Application

  • Banking, Financial Services & Insurance(BFSI)

  • Government

  • IT & Telecom

  • Healthcare

  • Manufacturing

  • Retail & Consumer Goods

  • Media and Entertainment

  • Others

By Region

  • North America (the US and Canada)

  • Europe ( U.K., Germany, France, and Rest of Europe)

  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, South East Asia, and Rest of Asia Pacific)

  • Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC, and Rest of the Middle East & Africa)

  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America)

Application Delivery Controller (ADC) Market Industry Development

  • January 2020-F5 networks Inc., launched a cloud based application delivery controller, NGINX Controller 3.0. The solution will support to enhance business agility, improve customer digital experience and mitigate risk. The new solution, NGINX Controller 3.0 provides services such as API management, load balancing and analytics.

  • June 2019- Array Networks Inc., made its virtual application delivery controller and virtual SSL VPN available on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and GovCloud (US) cloud platforms with the growing adoption of cloud technology across government and organisation.

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  • 2023
  • 2019-2022

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