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Container Security Market Size, Share & COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Deployment Mode (Cloud and On-premise), By Application (Vulnerability Management, Runtime Management, Compliance Management, Authentication Management, Infrastructure Security Management, and Access Management), By End-user (BFSI, Retail & Consumer Goods, Government, Healthcare, IT & Telecom, Manufacturing, and Others), and Regional Forecast, 2023-2030

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The container security market size was valued at USD 1.60 billion in 2022 and is projected to grow from USD 1.93 billion in 2023 to USD 8.85 billion by 2030, exhibiting a CAGR of 24.3% during 2023-2030. North America dominated the global market with a share of 36.25% in 2022.

The report focuses on key players, including Microsoft Corporation, Amazon Web Services, Inc., Alphabet Inc. (Google LLC), IBM Corporation, VMware, Inc, Palo Alto Networks, McAfee Corporation, Cisco Systems, Inc., Tenable, Inc., Trend Micro Incorporated, and many others that provide solutions and services for container security.

Due to increasing popularity of containerized applications, it has become extremely important to ensure adequate security and resilience of the software supply chain. The application database requires access for storing the data, and due to this, the adoption of containers will increase. The rise in container usage provides a clear indication of the technology being mature and well-established, making containers easier to attack. In June 2021, 94% of security professionals, according to Red Hat, encountered security threats and are concerned about container security.

Most organizations have delayed application deployment due to security challenges. The time-to-value from digital investments may not increase as a result of this, decelerating their digital transformation journey. Due to this, container security solutions have emerged as a top priority in recent years. Such technological advancements are expected to drive the container security market growth in the coming years.


Container Security Operators Shifting to Cloud Applications amid COVID-19 Pandemic Boosted Market Opportunities

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses were required to quickly adopt cloud applications to allow employees to work effectively outside the office, away from the traditional network security tools. Although containers offer some degree of isolation between various applications running on an endpoint, they are still vulnerable to attack. To stop malicious software from entering or exiting their containers, DevOps and security teams must comprehend the risks associated with container security solutions.

Business continuity has long been a top priority for many businesses and their IT departments. However, the COVID-19 crisis had strained budgets, highlighted weaknesses in cyber security measures, and shed light on the IT skills gap. Security operators saw a surge in demand for their handling & storage capacity solutions, impacted by the COVID outbreak on the emergence of remote work, online education, and virtual entertainment, as well as the rising influence of big data and IoT. Data centers are giving the global economy a chance to recover from the pandemic.

These factors are expected to boost the market size post the pandemic crisis.


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Advancement in Security Policy is a Key Trend

The way organizations manage their security policy has changed as a result of updating their containers. "Policy as code" is rapidly becoming achievable and organizations are witnessing the beginning of a security application revolution at this time. This is due to the fact that security tools are now a part of the DevOps process. Instead of delegating security to a single team, many teams tackled it together. The entire procedure is extremely streamlined as organizations designate security policies for new deployments.

With security policies becoming the industry standard for application deployment, there has been a significant increase in demand for container security services. Although containers are neither more nor less secure than other applications, they have the advantage of being perceived as being more secure than traditional applications.


Increasing Adoption of Serverless Technologies to Propel Market Growth

Enterprises are realizing that container technology is paving the way for cloud 2.0. They see this opportunity by moving beyond their VM-centric cloud infrastructure and adopting more data-centric and service-centric solutions. Enterprises also want to transform their cloud capabilities by using serverless containerization, cross-cluster, hyper scale management, and advanced technologies along with the aforementioned services and safety nets. Cloud 2.0 provides native cloud security, allowing enterprises to use containers securely.               

Customers are adopting serverless technologies for IT infrastructures to deal with maintenance cost and security. They are also utilizing this technology for controlling the processes of their framework. Due to its simplicity and financial benefits, serverless processing is receiving critical consideration in the business world as a convincing worldview to send applications and administrations on the lookout.

The acceleration is shifting the focus on containers and serverless computing, which will allow enterprises to further optimize their operations.


Lack of Governance, Visibility, and Standardization to Restrict Market Growth

Some DevOps groups avoid formal security cycles and compartment checking, which can create basic security weaknesses. Programming misconfiguration and IAM secondary passage linkage can make gigantic holes on the lookout. As per a security priorities study by Foundry, container security incidents account for more than 90% of the current organization security dangers, a considerable lot of which are huge security threats. Containers make codes run quicker and more productively; however, action inside the containers is generally undetectable to security groups. Existing security devices don't screen which containers are running, what they are doing, or flag organizational actions.

Container-based security standards have become a challenge as they are based on outdated methods, making it difficult for some organizations to overcome the obstacles. In addition to several security standards, the proliferation of containers, tools, and platforms is creating security issues.


By Deployment Mode Analysis

Growing Adoption of Cloud to Boost Demand for Container Security Solutions

Based on deployment mode, the market is segmented into cloud and on-premise.

In 2022, the cloud segment accounted for a larger global container security market share and is projected to record a high CAGR during the forecast period. The growing usage of cloud deployment model is attributed to an increase in data loss and privacy concerns, which is accelerating the demand for solutions and services.

Additionally, large quantities of sensitive data of various applications are being stored in data containers as a result of continuous adoption of cloud services. Moreover, businesses recognize the opportunities presented by adopting solutions that are more focused on data and services rather than just virtual machines in cloud infrastructures. This factor may surge the demand for cloud solutions.

By Application Analysis

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Robust Use of Vulnerability Management Applications to Tackle Cyberattacks will Fuel Market Progress

Based on application, the market is segmented into vulnerability management, runtime management, compliance management, authentication management, infrastructure security management, and access management.

The vulnerability management segment dominated the market as there has been a notable increase in cyberattacks and security threats in recent years. Vulnerabilities in security programs or any application utilized in business can pose extreme dangers if left unattended. Organizations are reducing the impact of external attacks through proactive vulnerability assessment and management, which will bolster the demand for this application during the forecast period.

By End-user Analysis

BFSI to Dominate the Market Due to Rise in Use of Digital Technologies

By end-user, the market is divided into BFSI, retail & consumer goods, government, healthcare, IT & telecom, manufacturing, and others. Containers have become an essential tool across banks and financial service firms that have to use digital technologies on a large scale. Organizations using container security solutions and services started gaining the attention of a wider audience, which achieved the same technology benefits of enhanced application delivery and run-time efficiencies.

Thus, container security in BFSI has helped to deliver better applications and services, in turn, leading to a larger market share.


North America Container Security Market Size, 2022 (USD billion)

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The market covers various regions, such as North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East & Africa, and Asia Pacific, and each region is further studied across countries.

The North America market is predicted to generate the maximum revenue share throughout the forecast period. The regional container security market growth is accelerated by an increase in IT spending and investment in containers for security reasons.

Many key players, such as Microsoft, IBM, VMware, and others, are adopting container security solutions and services on a large scale. Moreover, increasing investments in R&D activities to develop advanced container solutions and strategic partnerships by companies in this regard will support the growth of the regional market.

For instance, in May 2021, NeuVector announced that IBM Cloud clients could now access the Kubernetes, an end-to-end container security platform, through the IBM Cloud index.

The BFSI industry in North America is also extensively using container security solutions as security threats continue to grow. BFSI and healthcare are the major sectors surging the demand for these solutions. A transition from VPNs to zero trust network access is also increasing the product adoption in the region, thereby having a positive impact on the market growth.


Strategic Acquisitions to Boost Market Expansion of Key Players

The major players in the global market are focusing on providing advanced solutions and increasing their investments in R&D initiatives to introduce products and update the existing solutions to expand their customer base and market presence.

In addition, these players are adopting partnership and acquisition strategies to expand their business in new regions and offer better customer experience.

October 2022 – SUSE, a company specializing in enterprise-grade open source solutions, announced that it acquired NeuVector. The acquisition may boost SUSE's value proposition for secure software and ensure an optimized container security program for its customers.

July 2021 – BoxBoat Technologies, a prominent DevOps consulting firm and certified enterprise Kubernetes service provider, was acquired by IBM Corporation. This deal helped IBM expand its hybrid cloud strategy and accelerated the adoption of Red Hat OpenShift software across the world by advancing IBM's container strategy and execution services portfolio.

List of the Key Companies Profiled in Container Security Market:


  • November 2022 – Cider Security, a leader in software supply chain security and operation security (AppSec), was acquired by Palo Alto Networks in a definitive agreement. The planned acquisition would sustain Palo Alto’s Prisma Cloud's solution methodology to safeguard the complete operation security lifecycle.

  • June 2022 – The general availability of runtime security for customers driving infrastructure and application modernization with Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Power Systems has been announced by Aqua Security, a pure cloud-native security provider. IBM Power’s customers can now protect their Red Hat OpenShift container workloads throughout their entire lifecycle against cloud-native attacks with the help of Aqua’s runtime technology.

  • March 2022 – To assist customers in protecting modern applications at scale, VMware, Inc. introduced new container runtime security capabilities based on a robust end-to-end security offering. The VMware group of security solutions for updated applications draws on the company's extensive knowledge of workloads, security, and Kubernetes to cover the entire application lifecycle.

  • January 2022 – Sysdig, Inc. introduced a cloud security platform with threat detection and configuration risk management features built into its runtime security technology for Microsoft Azure cloud. In addition to the existing threat detection, compliance, and vulnerability management controls for Kubernetes, the containers and Sysdig platform added new continuous cloud security and compliance controls for Microsoft Azure.

  • April 2021 – Palo Alto Networks announced enhancements to Prisma Cloud to prevent businesses from leaving their workloads unprotected. Additionally, the new capabilities increased visibility into malware threats to hosts and containers, simplified compliance checks, and improved automation & detection features.


An Infographic Representation of Container Security Market

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The container security market report highlights leading regions across the world to offer users a better understanding of the market. Furthermore, the report provides insights into the latest industry trends and analyzes technologies deployed at a rapid pace at the global level. It further highlights some of the growth-stimulating factors and restraints, helping the reader gain in-depth knowledge about the market.




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CAGR of 24.3% from 2023 to 2030


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By Deployment Mode, Application, End-user, and Region

By Deployment Mode

  • Cloud

  • On-premise

By Application

  • Vulnerability Management

  • Runtime Management

  • Compliance Management

  • Authentication Management

  • Infrastructure Security Management

  • Access Management

By End-user

  • BFSI

  • Retail & Consumer Goods

  • IT & Telecom

  • Healthcare

  • Government

  • Manufacturing

  • Others (Logistics and Media & Entertainment)

By Region

  • North America (By Deployment Mode, By Application, By End-user, and By Country)

    • U.S.

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • South America (By Deployment Mode, By Application, By End-user, and By Country)

    • Brazil

    • Argentina

    • Rest of South America

  • Europe (By Deployment Mode, By Application, By End-user, and By Country)

    • U.K.

    • Germany

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Benelux

    • Nordics

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia Pacific (By Deployment Mode, By Application, By End-user, and By Country)

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • South Korea

    • ASEAN

    • Oceania

    • Rest of Asia Pacific

  • Middle East & Africa (By Deployment Mode, By Application, By End-user, and By Country)

    • GCC

    • Turkey

    • Israel

    • North Africa

    • South Africa

    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Frequently Asked Questions

The market is projected to reach USD 8.85 billion by 2030.

In 2022, the market stood at USD 1.60 billion.

The market is projected to record a CAGR of 24.3% in the forecast period of 2023-2030.

The vulnerability management segment is likely to lead the market.

Advancements in security policies are driving the market growth.

Microsoft Corporation, Amazon Web Services, Inc, Alphabet Inc. (Google LLC), IBM Corporation, VMware, Inc, Palo Alto Networks, McAfee Corporation, Cisco Systems, Inc., Tenable, Inc, and Trend Micro Incorporated are the top players in the market.

North America is expected to hold the largest market share.

North America is expected to record the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

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