Cloud Security Market

Global Cloud Security Market Size, Share & Industry Trends Analysis Report By Organization Size, By Vertical, By Application, By Service Model, By Security Type, By Regional Outlook and Forecast, 2021 - 2027

Report Id: KBV-7812 Publication Date: March-2022 Number of Pages: 378
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Market Report Description

The Global Cloud Security Market size is expected to reach $86 billion by 2027, rising at a market growth of 13.6% CAGR during the forecast period.

Cloud security refers to a collection of rules and controls that address the cloud's security concerns by safeguarding applications, infrastructure, and data. Data loss, data breaches, and unprotected application programming interfaces (API) are all dangers to the cloud computing sector. As a result, both cloud providers and clients are increasingly in need of a safe environment.

Cloud security is a joint duty between the cloud service provider and the client. In the Shared Responsibility Model, there are three types of responsibilities: those that are always the role of the provider, those that are always the responsibility of the customer, and those that change based on the service model: Cloud email is an example of Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), or Software as a Service (SaaS).

The provider's security duties are always tied to the infrastructure's security, and also access to, maintenance, and installation of the physical hosts and network interface on which the compute instances operate as well as the storage and other resources are located.

Tools and methods that integrate flawlessly across public cloud service providers, private cloud service providers, and on-premise deployments— which includes branch office edge protection for geographically distributed organizations—are required to manage security in the hybrid and multi cloud environments favoured by enterprises these days. The public cloud provides a substantially different security reality because it lacks distinct perimeters. Modern cloud technologies, like automated Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) procedures, distributed serverless designs, and ephemeral assets such Functions as a Service and containers, make this even more difficult.

Cloud Security Market Size - Global Opportunities and Trends Analysis Report 2017-2027

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

The adoption of fast digital transformation techniques as a result of COVID-19 has fueled the need for cloud computing, which in turn has fueled the demand for cloud security. Cloud computing has emerged as a partner for businesses with the advent of remote work and collaboration. The COVID-19 scenario has sparked a spike in demand for cloud-based solutions. Many firms feared that sending sensitive data to the cloud may be harmful before the outbreak. However, since the COVID-19 outbreak, there has been a boom in cloud adoption, paving the way for the demand for cloud security solutions.

The COVID-19 has resulted in an increase in email phishing offences. COVID-19 is being used by scammers to make money. The rise of distant activities like teleworking has increased people's dependence on email for communication, which has created the ideal environment for email fraud schemes. According to a McAfee analysis, the rising use of cloud services and collaboration platforms like Cisco WebEx, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and Slack has resulted in a rise in cyberattacks targeting the cloud.

Market Growth Factors:

Use of cloud-based solutions and MSS is on the rise

Compared to traditional computer systems, cloud-based platforms offer a number of benefits. Upgradeability, fast integration, availability, and ease of use are just a few of the benefits. Large enterprises operating internationally choose cloud storage services due to several advantages of cloud storage over traditional storage. Furthermore, businesses in industries such as insurance, banking, healthcare, and e-commerce rely significantly on their websites and online services, which they have expanded abroad. As a result, cloud computing services strive to boost productivity while lowering expenses.

Government initiatives to encourage smart infrastructure projects are becoming more prevalent

Governments all across the world are putting money into cloud computing delivery strategies. They promote smart city projects and smart transportation projects by forming Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) with private sector enterprises. Cloud-based technology provides solutions that are dependable, cost-effective, and scalable. Cloud solutions have been embraced by critical infrastructure businesses like communications, IT, financial services and energy, to store personal and private data. Governments in the Middle East are implementing several programmes, like the Dubai Internet City (DIC) and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) Vision 2030, with the goal of digitally connecting their cities and focusing on smart transportation services, smart buildings, and smart cities. The Japanese government inked a USD 273 million deal with Amazon Web Services (AWS) in 2020 to house human resource systems and document management tools in the cloud.

Market Restraining Factors

Businesses and cloud security service providers have a low level of trust and coordination

Large and small businesses are apprehensive to shift their operations to the cloud because they do not fully trust Cloud Service Providers (CSPs). This lack of trust is attributed to a lack of transparency in Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and standard terms and conditions; security or privacy policies, cloud service immaturity, data breaches, and a variety of other factors. The infrastructure of a cloud service provider stores crucial data for enterprises, making it particularly vulnerable to frequent and complicated assaults; this might prevent businesses from entrusting their private data to such service providers. Cloud security service suppliers who take an open approach to information security may be able to earn their clients' trust. Such incidents of mistrust in cloud computing technologies for data storage are stifling the cloud security market growth.

Cloud Security Market Share and Industry Analysis Report 2020

Organization Size Outlook

Based on Organization Size, the market is segmented into Large Enterprises and Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs). In 2021, the large enterprise sector would lead the market in terms of size. The term "large enterprise" refers to businesses with even more than 1,000 employees. These businesses put a lot of money into cutting-edge technology in order to boost overall production and efficiency. Large businesses are increasingly turning to cloud security solutions, and they are expected to invest heavily in modern cloud security solutions in order to protect their businesses in today's highly competitive climate.

Vertical Outlook

Based on Vertical, the market is segmented into Telecom & IT, BFSI, Healthcare, Retail & eCommerce, Government & Defense, Utilities, Manufacturing, and Others. The two leading application segments in the market are Telecom & IT and financial services. These segments would be in the spotlight for the rest of the forecast period. In both categories, the adoption rate of cloud security solutions is increasing due to the rising requirements of data repositories and the criticality of information stored. As more governments around the world migrate toward hosted infrastructure, need for these services are expected to surge in the coming years.

Application Outlook

Based on Application, the market is segmented into Email & Web Security, Cloud Identity & Access Management, Data Encryption & Prevention, Threat Intelligence, Monitoring & Protection, and Others. The email and web security category held the largest market share in 2020 and is projected to continue to do so in the coming years. The fast rise of public cloud infrastructure, remote employees, and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) has altered how data is stored and secured. Attackers mostly use the web and email to spread spam, malware, and other dangers.

Service Model Outlook

Based on Service Model, the market is segmented into Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). During the projected period, Infrastructure as a Service will demonstrate promising growth. IaaS cloud services provide clients with the hardware and remote connectivity frameworks they need to house the majority of their computation, right down to the operating system. Only basic cloud services are managed by providers. Clients are responsible for protecting anything that runs on top of an operating system, including programmes, data, runtimes, middleware, and the operating system itself. Clients must also keep track of end-user devices, user access, and end-user networks.

Security Type Outlook

Based on Security Type, the market is segmented into Network Security, Endpoint Security, Perimeter Security, Application Security and Others. Due to the significant adoption of such security solutions for end-point protection, the network security sector is likely to have the major market share over the projection period. Protection against cyber-attacks is becoming increasingly important for industrial operations. As a result, industries are considering incorporating cloud network security into the design of new devices and across their whole life cycle. The market is predicted to continue to develop at a significant rate due to the increased use of cloud technologies across numerous vertical sectors, as well as the introduction of IoT and Industry 4.0, as well as the rising number of DDoS and data breaches.

Cloud Security Market Report Coverage
Report Attribute Details
Market size value in 2020 USD 33.7 Billion
Market size forecast in 2027 USD 86 Billion
Base Year 2020
Historical Period 2017 to 2019
Forecast Period 2021 to 2027
Revenue Growth Rate CAGR of 13.6% from 2021 to 2027
Number of Pages 378
Number of Tables 724
Report coverage Market Trends, Revenue Estimation and Forecast, Segmentation Analysis, Regional and Country Breakdown, Competitive Landscape, Companies Strategic Developments, Company Profiling
Segments covered Organization Size, Application, Service Model, Security Type, Vertical, Region
Country scope US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, France, Russia, Spain, Italy, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Brazil, Argentina, UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Nigeria
Growth Drivers
  • Use of cloud-based solutions and MSS is on the rise
  • Government initiatives to encourage smart infrastructure projects are becoming more prevalent
  • Businesses and cloud security service providers have a low level of trust and coordination

Regional Outlook

Based on Regions, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America, Middle East & Africa. Due to the growing database and presence of major enterprises, North America is expected to lead the cloud security industry. With the rate of technological progress and the frequent occurrences of lost critical organisational data, the cloud security market is predicted to grow favourably. In Europe, the technology for the cloud security sector is well established. The market in Asia is still developing, with an incentive for consumers to bring their own devices to raise awareness of the numerous cyber-attacks.

Free Valuable Insights: Global Cloud Security Market size to reach USD 86 Billion by 2027

KBV Cardinal Matrix - Cloud Security Market Competition Analysis

Cloud Security Market - Competitive Landscape and Trends by Forecast 2027

The major strategies followed by the market participants are Acquisitions. Based on the Analysis presented in the Cardinal matrix; Microsoft Corporation and Google LLC are the forerunners in the Cloud Security Market. Companies such as Amazon Web Services, Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., Palo Alto Networks, Inc. are some of the key innovators in the Market.

The market research report covers the analysis of key stake holders of the market. Key companies profiled in the report include McAfee Corp., IBM Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, Google LLC, Amazon Web Services, Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., Palo Alto Networks, Inc., Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., Sophos Group PLC (Thoma Bravo), and Trend Micro, Inc.

Recent Strategies Deployed in Cloud Security Market

» Partnerships, Collaborations and Agreements:

  • Dec-2021: Check Point came into a partnership with iTecs, provider of Cloud Hosting, MSP, and Cybersecurity based in Dallas. Through this partnership, the company aimed to offer its clients efficacious cybersecurity protection as well as allow the company to provide multiple services and products to clients as a managed service.
  • Jul-2021: Trend Micro Incorporated teamed up with Microsoft, an America-based multinational technology corporation. Together, the companies focused to offer greater impact in cybersecurity for the combined customers that allows digital transformation for them by using Trend Micro’s expansive security expertise and Azure’s cloud computing platform. Moreover, the companies aimed to develop cloud-based cybersecurity solutions on Microsoft Azure as well as give rise to co-selling opportunities.
  • Jul-2021: Palo Alto Networks came into Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) partnership with Tech Mahindra, a major offeror of consulting, digital transformation, and business re-engineering services. Through this partnership, the company aimed to offer a comprehensive approach for cybersecurity as well as satisfy customer requirements in a dynamic security market that helps organizations to clarify and securely navigate digital transformation.
  • Jul-2021: Palo Alto Networks came into a partnership with Google Cloud. Following this partnership, the companies launched Cloud IDS (Intrusion Detection System) that collectively develops network threat detection services to assist cloud customers in solving significant challenges of network security. The launch aimed to offer easy, managed, cloud-native network-based threat detection to provide the latter company’s customers the best security efficacy in a few clicks by leveraging the company’s threat detection technologies.
  • May-2021: Trend Micro Incorporated joined hands with Snyk, the major cloud-native application security company. Following the collaboration, the company introduced the latest co-built SaaS solution that offers clarity into open-source software vulnerabilities for security operation teams.
  • Mar-2021: Palo Alto Networks entered into a partnership with Comcast Business, a subsidiary of Comcast. Through this partnership, the company aimed to introduce innovative security solutions that support businesses in protecting its network assets from cyber threats over a changing workplace that spans remote, offices and cloud environments. Moreover, the partnership focused on helping large and small businesses to secure the users, data, and applications without compromising the performance or speed by combining Comcast Business’s network platform with Prisma Access, the industry’s most comprehensive cloud-delivered security platform.
  • Mar-2021: Google Cloud teamed up with Deloitte, a provider of industry-leading audit, tax, consulting, and advisory services. Following this collaboration, the companies would launch the latest platform for enterprises to help companies stop cyber threats as cloud usage has exploded and the global workforce has gone remote. The new platform would leverage the company’s risk management frameworks and cyber risk quantification with Google products including Looker, Chronicle, and BigQuery.

» Acquisitions and Mergers:

  • Feb-2022: Check Point Software Technologies completed the acquisition of Spectral, a Startup in developing Security. Through this acquisition, the company aimed to expand its range of cloud application security use cases including hard-coded secrets detection and Infrastructure as Code scanning. Moreover, the acquisition would enable developers to make it possible for organizations to embed security prior in the software development life cycle by integrating the company’s cloud security capabilities and threat intelligence tools with Spectral’s security tools.
  • Jan-2022: Google Cloud completed the acquisition of Siemplify, an offeror of automation, security orchestration, and response (SOAR) technologies. The acquisition aimed to enable companies to prioritize and enhance the incident response efforts.
  • Nov-2021: IBM acquired ReaQta, developer of advanced Endpoint Threat Response platform powered by A.I. Through this acquisition, the company aimed to expand its cybersecurity threat detection and response capabilities for offering security with an open approach that extends over data, disparate tools, and hybrid cloud environments.
  • Nov-2021: IBM completed the acquisition of SXiQ, an Australia-based digital transformation services company specialized in cloud cybersecurity, cloud applications, and cloud platforms. Following the acquisition, the company aimed to strengthen its hybrid cloud and AI strategy for supporting enterprises to modernize and transform difficult applications on multiple clouds and platforms. Moreover, the acquisition focused on enhancing the company’s consulting abilities in New Zealand and Australia for advancing the applications and technology infrastructure in the cloud.
  • Aug-2021: Sophos completed the acquisition of Refactr, a developer and distributor of a multiskilled DevSecOps automation platform that reduces the gap between DevOps and cybersecurity. Through this acquisition, the company aimed to add Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SOAR) capabilities in its Extended Detection and Response (XDR) and Managed Threat Response (MTR) solutions by optimizing Refactr’s DevSecOps automation platform. The added capabilities would support in automating the company’s Adaptive Cybersecurity Ecosystem that strengthens the company’s threat intelligence, data lake, product solutions, and services.
  • Aug-2021: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. completed the acquisition of Avanan, the fastest-growing cloud email security company. Together, the companies focused to offer the world’s most secure email security offering by combining Avanan with the company’s Infinity consolidated architecture.
  • Jul-2021: Sophos took over Capsule8, a major pioneer of detection, runtime visibility, containers including on-premise and cloud workloads, and response for Linux production servers. Through this acquisition, the company aimed to strengthen its position as a worldwide cybersecurity provider and offer innovative and differentiated solutions to prevent server environments.
  • Jul-2021: Microsoft took over CloudKnox Security, a startup in identity and access management (IAM). Through this acquisition, the company aimed to boost its comprehensive approach to cloud security.
  • Jun-2021: Microsoft entered into an agreement to acquire ReFirm Labs, an IoT security provider. Through this acquisition, the company aimed to strengthen its security capabilities and firmware analysis across devices that form the intelligent edge, from servers to IoT. Moreover, the company focused on enhancing its Secured-core PCs, Pluton security processor, and emerging Windows Server 2022 Secured-core server approach.
  • Jun-2021: AWS completed the acquisition of Wickr, the developer of the industry’s most secure, end-to-end encrypted and communication technology. Through this acquisition, the customers and partners would gain advantage from advanced security features across file sharing, messaging, voice and video calling, and collaboration that enables security-conscious enterprises and government agencies to implement significant governance and security controls for meeting their compliance requirements.
  • Mar-2021: Palo Alto Networks took over Bridgecrew, a developer of the first cloud security. Through this acquisition, the company aimed to allow Prisma Cloud to offer developers security assessment as well as enforcement capabilities across the DevOps process.

» Product Launches and Product Expansions:

  • Nov-2021: Palo Alto Networks unveiled Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), the latest offering in its cloud security. The company’s next-generation CASB would tap on machine learning to strengthen the security of software-as-a-service (SaaS) and collaboration apps. Moreover, the launch aimed to offer capabilities like enhanced data loss protection for sensitive data and automatic discovery of applications by leveraging Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence.
  • Nov-2021: Amazon Web Services (AWS) introduced various new features to automate and improve the management of vulnerabilities on its platform. These features have been launched in response to emerging security needs in the cloud.
  • Jun-2021: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. launched the expanded capabilities of its unified Cloud-Native Security Platform. The fully automated cloud workload security solution delivers application-first workload protection with the company’s CloudGuard Workload Protection. Moreover, the new capabilities strengthen security teams with tools to automate security in applications, Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) as well as microservices from development to runtime by a single interface.
  • Apr-2021: Sophos rolled out the latest XGS Series firewall appliances. The launch offers advanced protection against cyberattacks with unmatched performance and controls the modern encrypted internet. Moreover, the launch enables the security team to easily inspect encrypted traffic and shine light without disturbing the performance.
  • Apr-2021: Palo Alto Networks announced the innovations in Prisma Cloud. The launch aimed to help the organization to ensure safety in workload across hybrid and multi-cloud environments as well as simplify compliance checks, raise automation and strengthen visibility into malware threats for hosts and containers. Moreover, the new capabilities would efficiently build and leverage the workloads and applications speedily along with supporting security teams in delivering protection.
  • Mar-2021: McAfee rolled out McAfee MVISION Cloud-Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP), the latest security service that ensures the safety of cloud-native applications. Through this launch, the company aimed to offer continuous data safety, governance, threat elimination, and compliance across the cloud-native application development lifecycle for OS-based workloads and containers.
  • Mar-2021: Cisco unveiled the latest and expanded offering of Secure Access Service Edge (SASE). Through this launch, the company aimed to integrate its SASE capabilities into a single subscription service as well as offer flawless and secure access to any application across any cloud, network, or anywhere users work.
  • Mar-2021: IBM Security launched the expanded suite of IBM Security Services for Cloud. The launch aimed to support companies in selecting a continuous security strategy over its hybrid cloud environments which is managed by the company’s experts to monitor native safety controls across Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), IBM Cloud, and others. Moreover, the launch would improve the services created to assist organizations in managing their policies, cloud security strategy, and controls across hybrid cloud environments.

» Geographical Expansions:

  • Sep-2021: Trend Micro introduced its regional data center in India, Cloud One. Through this expansion, the company aimed to assist enterprises in adopting Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based security framework and maintain data privacy and data sovereignty. In addition, it would clarify cloud security for the company’s major clients mainly in government, BFSI, and other regulated sectors.

Scope of the Study

Market Segments Covered in the Report:

By Organization Size

  • Large Enterprises and
  • Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

By Vertical

  • Telecom & IT
  • BFSI
  • Healthcare
  • Retail & eCommerce
  • Government & Defense
  • Utilities
  • Manufacturing, and
  • Others

By Application

  • Email & Web Security
  • Cloud Identity & Access Management
  • Data Encryption & Prevention
  • Threat Intelligence
  • Monitoring & Protection,
  • Others

By Service Model

  • Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
  • Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS),
  • Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)

By Security Type

  • Network Security
  • Endpoint Security
  • Perimeter Security
  • Application Security
  • Others

By Geography

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Russia
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Singapore
    • Malaysia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Nigeria
    • Rest of LAMEA

Key Market Players

List of Companies Profiled in the Report:

  • McAfee Corp.
  • IBM Corporation
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Google LLC
  • Amazon Web Services, Inc.
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Palo Alto Networks, Inc.
  • Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
  • Sophos Group PLC (Thoma Bravo)
  • Trend Micro, Inc.
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Frequently Asked Questions About This Report

The global cloud security market size is expected to reach $86 billion by 2027.

Use of cloud-based solutions and MSS is on the rise are driving the market in coming years, however, businesses and cloud security service providers have a low level of trust and coordination limited the growth of the market.

McAfee Corp., IBM Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, Google LLC, Amazon Web Services, Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., Palo Alto Networks, Inc., Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., Sophos Group PLC (Thoma Bravo), and Trend Micro, Inc.

The BFSI market has high growth rate of 12.4% during (2021 - 2027).

The Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) segment acquired maximum revenue share in the Global Cloud Security Market by Service Model in 2020, thereby, achieving a market value of $35.0 billion by 2027.

The North America is the fastest growing region in the Global Cloud Security Market by Region in 2020, and would continue to be a dominant market till 2027.



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