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Cyber Security Market Size, Share & COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Component (Solution and Services), By Deployment Type (Cloud and On-Premise), By Enterprise Size (Small & Medium Enterprise and Large Enterprise), By Industry (BFSI, IT and Telecommunications, Retail, Healthcare, Government, Manufacturing, Travel and Transportation, Energy and Utilities and Others) and Region Forecast, 2021-2028

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The global cyber security market size was USD 153.16 billion in 2020. The global impact of COVID-19 has been unique and staggering, with IT security observing a slight negative impact on demand across all regions amid the pandemic. Based on our analysis, the global market market exhibited a significant growth of 7.6% in 2020 compared to year-on-year growth during 2017-2019. The market is projected to grow from USD 165.78 billion in 2021 to USD 366.10 billion in 2028 at a CAGR of 12.0% during the 2021-2028 period. The rise in CAGR is attributable to this market’s demand and growth, returning to pre-pandemic levels once the pandemic is over.

In the scope of the study, we have considered solutions and services provided by the players such as - IBM Corporation provides internet security solutions such as cloud pak for security, IBM security guardium data protection, data encryption, and others. Broadecom, Inc. offers solutions such as integrated cyber defense, enterprise security solutions, endpoint security, information security, network security, API security.

This market is mainly driven by the emerging online e-commerce platforms and the advent of core technologies such as the internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), cloud security, and others. Key market players are focusing on developing internet security solutions based on artificial intelligence (AI) platforms. For instance,

  • In January 2021, Fortinet, Inc. launched FortiXDR, an AI-enabled, fully automated online cyber threat detection XDR solution.

The growing demand for solutions is anticipated to gain traction with cumulative investments from countries such as Germany, France, India, Spain, South Korea, Italy, Canada, Qatar, and others. The increasing adoption of enterprise security solutions from manufacturing, banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI) and healthcare is expected to drive market growth in the forthcoming years.


Rapid Adoption of Security Solutions Across Healthcare and Government Sector to Boost Demand

The COVID-19 epidemic severely affected the overall behavior of consumers and providers. The short-term closure of manufacturing units, job crunches, lack of resources, data breaches, and weakened supply chain has negatively affected business growth worldwide. Numerous small and medium businesses across the globe encountered permanent and temporary shutdowns. As per a survey conducted by the NBER in 2020, 43% of respondents in the U.S. reported the temporary shutdown of small and medium businesses. The pandemic impacted small businesses and startups worldwide. This has significantly impacted the demand for internet security solutions and services segment.

However, the demand for internet security solutions in healthcare, manufacturing, and government has grown exponentially during the pandemic crisis. Key players in the market focus on launching various security solutions to secure industrial operations against severe cyber-attacks. For instance,

  • In May 2021, Palo Alto Networks, Inc. introduced “Zero Trust Network Security” to protect from cyber risks. These security solutions secure all devices which are enabled with a hybrid working environment or remote work. The security solution assists in improving the productivity of organizations.

  • In December 2020, IBM Corporation launched IBM Security X-Force, a threat intelligence task force to detect cyber-attacks. The company also launched the Global Phishing Campaign across six countries.


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Integration of Technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), Machine Learning, and Cloud to Drive Growth

Key players in this market are implementing core technologies such as machine learning, the internet of things (IoT), cloud, and big data in their business security units. They are further adopting an IoT and machine learning signature-less security system. This adoption would help the players understand uncertain activities and trials and identify and detect uncertain threats.

With the rising growth in the IoT market, IoT solutions are gaining popularity across various information security applications. Consequently, the adoption of advanced technologies in internet security is considered one of the rapidly emerging market trends. Moreover, big data and cloud technology are supporting enterprises in learning and exploring the potential risks. For instance,

  • In July 2021, SAP SE launched a cloud-based enterprise threat detection solution. This solution is deployed across SAP Applications and considered a managed service. The solution enables detecting cyber-attacks in real-time by correlating, collecting, and identifying suspicious and anomalous events.

Another trend that aids the growth of the market is the increased adoption of cloud computing. Players in the market, including Cisco Systems, IBM Corporation, and others, focus on developing advanced internet security solutions based on cloud computing. These cloud computing services are developed on the Analytics as a Service (AaaS) platform, assisting users in identifying and mitigating threats rapidly.


Rising Number of E-commerce Platforms to Drive Cyber security Market Growth

The rising number of e-commerce platforms and advancements in artificial intelligence, cloud, and blockchain has augmented internet security solutions in a connected network infrastructure. Additionally, e-commerce companies are focused on adopting network security solutions in their IT and electronic security systems. For instance, in September 2020, Askul Corp. adopted the advanced network security solution Shadankun, developed by Cloud, Inc., in their business unit to secure their assets from cyber threats. The growing adoption of these technologies to eliminate cyber threats is driving the demand for network security solutions.

The governments of countries such as India, Germany, France, Israel, Brazil, among others, are investing in internet security solutions to secure their huge volume of confidential data and information. For instance, according to the European Cybersecurity Organization report, in 2020, the government in the U.K. financed around USD 2.30 billion to execute various network and internet security projects in defense and research. This investment would assist in driving the overall adoption rate for IT security solutions across multiple industries that will favor the cyber security market growth during the forecast period. 


Lack of Experts and Budget Constraints for SMEs to Hinder Market Growth

With the rising number of online security threats, the requirement for advanced IT security solutions is growing exponentially. The outmoded network security solutions are not proficient enough in securing enterprises from the advanced network, cloud, and endpoint security threats. Factors such as the lack of professionals and experts in developing and advancing security solutions are considered key restraining factors. The high cost of implementing and updating internet security solutions and services impedes the adoption among small and medium enterprises (SMEs).


By Component Analysis

Increasing Demand for Services by Enterprises to Boost Growth

Based on the component, the market is divided into solutions and services.

The solutions are divided into network security, endpoint security, cloud application security, internet security, and secure web gateway. The increasing adoption of endpoint security hardware, software, and access management tools among various industries such as IT & telecom, financial institutions, and others is expected to favor the segment's growth.

The service segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period owing to the rising demand for consultancy, updating, and maintenance services by large and medium enterprises.

By Deployment Type Analysis

Rising Popularity of Cybersecurity Solutions with Enhanced Storage Capability to Drive Market Growth

Based on the deployment type, the market is allocated into a cloud and on-premise.

The cloud is expected to hold the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The growth is owing to the increasing demand for applications to store and secure data with enhanced security techniques. Also, players in the market are developing advanced cloud-based security solutions by partnering and collaborating with other key players. For instance,

  • In March 2021, IBM Corporation launched advanced security services. These services assist in protecting organizations' user identities, data, and applications deployed across cloud-based systems. The advanced security services assisted organizations in managing policies, cloud security strategy, and controls of hybrid cloud systems.

  • In December 2019, Fortinet, Inc. completed a partnership with Google LLC to integrate its cloud security portfolio with Google’s Cloud Platform. This allows the customer to shift to the cloud platform for advanced security for their workloads.

The on-premise is expected to grow considerably due to the rising demand for managed security services.

By Enterprise Size Analysis

Increasing Adoption of Network Security Solutions by SMEs to Lead to Market Dominance

Based on enterprise size, the marketplace is divided into small & medium enterprises (SMEs) and large enterprises.

The small and medium enterprise (SMEs) is projected to grow at the highest CAGR. This growth is owing to the increasing demand for endpoint security solutions across various e-commerce startups, including retail and financial sectors.

The large enterprise is predicted to showcase considerable growth due to increasing demand for cloud application security services.

By Industry Analysis

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Rising Demand for Robust Security and Digital Privacy Systems across BFSI Industry to Boost Market Growth

Based on industry, the market is segmented into BFSI, IT and telecommunications, retail, government, manufacturing, travel and transportation, healthcare, energy and utilities, and others.

Among all, BFSI is expected to rise with a significant CAGR during the estimated period. This growth is due to the increasing demand for robust security and digital privacy systems across financial, insurance, and banking institutes. Cloud application security solutions help banks, insurance, and financial organizations secure extremely confidential data incorporated with real-time intelligence against insistent cyber-attacks.

Healthcare is expected to experience considerable growth during the forecast period. Across the healthcare industry, internet security solutions aid in providing data protection for customer health care records. For instance,

  • In October 2018, IBM Corporation acquired Red Hat, Inc. With this acquisition, IBM Corporation developed and catered to security solutions across a wide range of industries worldwide.


North America Cyber Security Market Size, 2020 (USD Billion)

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The market has been segmented into five major regions such as North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East & Africa, and South America.

North America is likely to dominate the market during the forecast period. The increased adoption of advanced security solutions due to the surge in the number of breaches and cyberattacks drives the demand for cloud application security solutions across the region. The increased adoption of online e-commerce platforms boosts market growth in countries such as the United States and Canada. The government is implementing advanced network security protocols to offer enhanced security measures to enterprises. The Canadian government introduced policies to detect cybercrime and "protect Canadians' digital privacy, security, and economy. For instance, according to the Canadian government, around USD 500 million is planned to be invested in Cyber security projects over the next five years.

Global providers in the market, such as Palo Alto Networks, Inc., Microsoft Corporation, IBM Corporation, and others, are investing in developing advanced network security solutions. For instance, in 2018, Microsoft Corporation invested around USD 1 billion to develop advanced secured cloud operations. Also, in September 2018, Palo Alto Networks, Inc. financed about USD 400.7 million.

Europe is expected to grow with a notable CAGR during the forecast period. The growth is significantly driven by the increasing number of internet security projects and related investments by major companies in countries such as the U.K., Germany, Spain, France, Italy, and others. Key providers are installing advanced IT security solutions to secure the high intimate information related to manufacturing operations and increase their productivity.

Asia Pacific is expected to grow exponentially during the forecast period. Countries like India, China, and Korea are expected to grow with an excellent CAGR during the forecast period. The growth is owing to the increasing number of cyber security solutions providers and rising investments by government and foreign investors in various security projects. According to a report released by the online security firm and Symantec Corporation, in 2019, India has been graded amongst the top ten countries to counter secure web gateway crimes.

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Additionally, the Middle East & Africa (MEA) is expected to grow considerably during the forecast period. This growth is due to the rising investment by the government and private enterprises in countries such as GCC, South Africa, and others. Furthermore, the increasing adoption of strategies such as mergers & partnerships among key players will boost security solutions.


Market Leaders Such as Cisco Systems to Focus on Expanding their Product Offerings

Key players in the global market, such as Cisco Systems, Inc., are focused on advancing its network capabilities by adopting emerging technologies such as machine learning and advanced analytics. Cisco Systems offers an extensive range of internet security solutions based on network-related areas. The offerings are superior threat protection, web, unified threat management, network and data center security, endpoint security access and policy, email security, advisory, integration, and managed services.

  • June 2021 – Broadcom Inc. launched “Adaptive Protection” an advanced functionality that includes Symantec Endpoint Security. Adaptive Protection efficiently allows companies to manage ahead of cyber assaults and prevent breaches from occurring.

  • December 2019 – Cisco Meraki expanded its product portfolio offerings, along with the incorporation of Cisco networking innovation, into its solutions. This strategy is likely to help the company provide a simple, secure, and intelligent platform for building and managing the network for digital business.

List of the Key Companies Profiled:

  • Cisco Systems, Inc. (California, U.S.)

  • IBM Corporation (New York, U.S.)

  • Fortinet, Inc. (California, U.S.)

  • Proofpoint, Inc. (California, U.S.)

  • Microsoft Corporation (Washington, U.S.)

  • Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (California, U.S.)

  • Broadcom, Inc. (California, U.S.)

  • F5 Networks, Inc. (Washington, U.S.)

  • Sophos Ltd. (Oxford, U.K.)

  • Oracle Corporation (California, U.S.)

  • Cybersecurity Services (Ohio, U.S.)


  • July 2021 – Fortinet, Inc. launched an advanced firewall “FortiGate 3500Fwhich offers unparalleled performance with the highest security compute rating of 6x. It also helps to protect hybrid data center enterprises against the ever-changing ransomware attacks and threat landscape.

  • May 2021 – Microsoft Corporation launched ‘Public Service Cyber security Executive Committee’ across seven markets in the Asia Pacific. It enables a strong communication channel for managing cyber threats and improves efficiency among participating countries.

  • March 2021 – IBM Corporation launched advanced security services for helping the organizations manage their cloud security policies, strategy, and controls on the hybrid cloud. The assistance has brought together a cloud-native with third-party technologies to create a unified Cyber security approach across cloud ecosystems.

  • January 2021 – FireEye launched open-source IT security to detect various cyber-attacks across the Solar Winds supply chain.

  • September 2020 - Bharti Airtel Ltd. launched a suite of internet security solutions for small and medium enterprises. The solutions assist SMEs in adopting cloud platforms and other emerging technologies. The company has invested around USD 14.2 million in the development of advanced solutions.

  • July 2020 – Quick Heal Technologies launched network security solutions designed for digital consumers. The solution is developed to secure consumer devices, personal data, and digital identities.

  • January 2020 - GTT Communications, Inc., announced its partnership with Fortinet, Inc., to offer advanced security solutions to small and large enterprise customers.

  • December 2019 - Palo Alto Networks, Inc. acquired Aporeto, Inc., an IoT, and machine identity-based company. The acquisition assisted the company in advancing the cloud-native security platform and its cloud security capability.

  • May 2019 – Palo Alto Networks acquired two companies, Twistlock and PureSe. This acquisition assisted the company in expanding its product portfolio and provide a complete and broad cloud security suite in a wide range of cloud security applications.


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The global market research report highlights leading regions worldwide to offer a better understanding to the user. Furthermore, the report provides insights into the latest cyber security market trends and analyzes technologies deployed at a rapid pace at the global level. It further offers some drivers and restraints, helping the reader gain in-depth knowledge about the market.




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Component, Deployment Type, Enterprise Size, Industry, and Region

By Component

  • Solution

    • Network Security

    • Cloud Application Security

    • Endpoint Security

    • Secure Web Gateway

    • Internet Security

    • Others

  • Services         

By Deployment Type

  • On-Premises

  • Cloud

By Enterprise Size

  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SME's)

  • Large Enterprises

By Industry

  • Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI)

  • IT and Telecommunications

  • Retail

  • Healthcare

  • Government

  • Manufacturing

  • Travel and Transportation

  • Energy and Utilities

  • Others

By Region

  • North America (Component; Deployment Type; Enterprise Size; Industry; and Country)

    • U.S. (By Industry)

    • Canada (By Industry)

    • Mexico (By Industry)

  • South America (Component; Deployment Type; Enterprise Size; Industry and Country)

    • Brazil (By Industry)

    • Argentina (By Industry)

    • Rest of South America (By Industry)

  • Europe (Component; Deployment Type; Enterprise Size; Industry and Country)

    • U.K. (By Industry)

    • Germany (By Industry)

    • France (By Industry)

    • Italy (By Industry)

    • Spain (By Industry)

    • Russia (By Industry)

    • Benelux (By Industry)

    • Nordics (By Industry)

    • Rest of Europe (By Industry)

  • Middle East & Africa (Component; Deployment Type; Enterprise Size; Industry and Country)

    • Turkey (By Industry)

    • Israel (By Industry)

    • GCC (By Industry)

    • North Africa (By Industry)

    • South Africa (By Industry)

    • Rest of the Middle East & Africa (By Industry)

  • Asia Pacific (Component; Deployment Type; Enterprise Size; Industry and Country)

    • China (By Industry)

    • India (By Industry)

    • Japan (By Industry)

    • South Korea (By Industry)

    • ASEAN (By Industry)

    • Oceania China (By Industry)

    • Rest of Asia Pacific (By Industry)

Frequently Asked Questions

According to Fortune Business Insights, the global market size is projected to reach USD 366.10 billion by 2028.

In 2020, the market value stood at USD 153.16 billion.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 12.0% during the forecast period.

Based on deployment, the public cloud is expected to be the leading segment in the market.

The increasing number of small & medium businesses is the key factor driving the market growth.

North America is expected to hold the highest market share.

Asia Pacific is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period

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