Global Web Application Firewall (WAF) Market

Automated and Advanced Threats, Fraud and Regulatory Compliance Drive WAF Adoption

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Research Overview

This Frost & Sullivan research service analyses the factors that drive and restrain the web application firewall (WAF) global market. It studies the opportunities, challenges, forecasts and trends in the market, and includes vendor profiles, market shares and competitive analysis of the leading participants. In this research, Frost & Sullivan's expert analysts thoroughly examine the WAF appliances segment and WAF services segment.

Market Overview

Cloud-based Services to Enhance the Web Application Firewall Market

Until recently, WAF solutions had been limited to large enterprise customers, as the WAF products were expensive, required additional training and staffing; and time to deploy, tune, and update. However, the market is now expanding with the emergence of cloud-based WAF solutions, which is replacing the traditional on-premises appliances. These solutions simply require businesses to direct their web traffic to the security company's network, and manage the solution through a web portal. Cloud-based WAFs offer a cost effective alternative for smaller businesses that cannot afford a costly and long-term physical WAF appliance deployment.

Even though web security solutions are now being implemented across the world, the United States and Europe hold the majority market share. Rising instances of web attacks such as cyber theft, espionage, vandalism, fraud and harassment has resulted in web, network and information security are a constant concern. Consequently, enterprises are increasing security budgets and employing experts to handle security tools to thwart cyber criminals.

The security industry is growing with the introductions of emerging and cutting-edge products that also meet the customers' budget allocations. This has resulted in WAF integrating with other solutions such as advanced endpoint security, advanced malware sandboxing and distributed denial of service (DDoS) mitigation. However, the glut of options often overwhelms customers and slows down buying decisions and sales cycles. The technical sophistication and complexity of WAF is also a growing concern among consumers, as WAF needs to be tuned and updated in line with the evolution of applications.

Significantly, WAFs were prone to high false positives in the initial stages. In order to address this issue, WAF vendors have invested heavily in improving the threat detection capabilities of their products through threat detection algorithms, threat research, and device reputation capabilities. These tools have lowered false positive rates across all products, and WAFs can now be deployed reliably in full blocking model.

 

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary
Market Engineering Measurements
Market Stage
Market Revenue
Market Units
Average Price Per Unit
Market Size
Customer Price Sensitivity
Number of Competitors
Market Concentration
CEO’s Perspective
Introduction to the Research
2. Market Overview
Definitions
Web Applications and the Threat Landscape
3. Drivers and Restraints
Key Market Drivers, Global, 2016–2020
WAF Solutions Necessary for Compliance with Industry
Convergence of Security and Performance Solutions
Increasing Importance of Web Applications
Key Market Restraints, Global, 2015–2019
Competition With Integrated WAF Limits
Potential for False Positives and Blocking of Legitimate Traffic Deters
WAF Presents Unique Organizational Challenges
4. Forecasts and Trends
Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast, Global, 2012–2020
Average Price for WAF
Percent Revenue Forecast by Segment, Global, 2012–2020
Percent Revenue Forecast by Region, Global, 2012–2020
Revenue Forecast by Vertical Market, Global, 2012–2020
Percent Revenue Forecast by Distribution Channel
Percent Revenue Forecast by Horizontal, Global, 2012–2020
Enterprise Revenue Forecast, Global, 2012–2020
Large Business Revenue Forecast, Global, 2012–2020
SMB Revenue Forecast, Global, 2012–2020
5. Market Share and Competitive Analysis
Competitive Environment
Number of Companies in the Market
Competitive Factors
Key End-user Groups
Major Market Participants
Other Notable Market Participants
Distribution Structure
Competitive Factors and Assessment
Competitive Landscape
Market Contender
Market Contender
Market Leader
6. WAF Appliance Segment Breakdown
Appliance Segment Breakdown
Unit Shipment and Revenue
Pricing Trends and Forecast
Market Share
F5 Networks
Imperva
Citrix
Barracuda Networks
Penta Security
Competitive Environment
Number of Companies in the Segment
Competitive Factors
Key End-user Groups
Major Segment Participants
7. WAF Service Segment Breakdown
Service Segment Percent Sales Breakdown, Global, 2015
Revenue Forecast, Global, 2012–2020
Pricing Trends and Forecast
Competitive Environment
Number of Companies in the Segment
Competitive Factors
Major Segment Participants
8. The Last Word
3 Key Predictions
3 Key Vendor Recommendations
Legal Disclaimer
9. Vendor Profiles
Akamai
Barracuda Networks
Citrix
CloudFlare
F5 Networks
10. Appendix
Market Engineering Methodology
Additional Sources of Information on Study Topic Area
Partial List of Companies Interviewed

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List of Figures & Charts

1. Total WAF Market: Global, 2015
2. WAF Market: Key Market Drivers, Global, 2016–2020
3. Total WAF Market: Key Market Restraints, Global, 2015–2019
4. Total WAF Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast, Global, 2012–2020
5. Average Price for WAF Total WAF Market: Global, 2012–2020
6. Total WAF Market: Percent Revenue Forecast by Segment, Global, 2012–2020
7. Total WAF Market: Percent Revenue Forecast by Region, Global, 2012–2020
8. Total WAF Market: Revenue Forecast by Vertical Market, Global, 2012–2020
9. Total WAF Market: Percent Revenue Forecast by Distribution Channel, Global, 2015
10. Total WAF Market: Percent Revenue Forecast by Distribution Channel, Global, 2020
11. Total WAF Market: Percent Revenue Forecast by Horizontal, Global, 2012–2020
12. Total WAF Market: Enterprise Revenue Forecast, Global, 2012–2020
13. Total WAF Market: Large Business Revenue Forecast, Global, 2012–2020
14. Total WAF Market: SMB Revenue Forecast, Global, 2012–2020
15. Percent of Revenue Total WAF Market: Global, 2014
16. Percent of Revenue Total WAF Market: Global, 2015
17. Total WAF Market: Competitive Structure Global, 2015
18. Web Application Firewall Market: Managed Security Service Provider Ranking North America, 2015
19. Total WAF Market: Competitive Factors and Assessment, Global, 2015
20. Competitive Landscape Total WAF Market: Global, 2015
21. Appliance Segment Percent Sales Breakdown, Global, 2015
22. Appliance Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2015
23. WAF Appliance Segment: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast, Global, 2012–2020
24. Average Price for WAF Appliance Segment: Global, 2012–2020
25. Percent of Revenue Appliance Segment: Global, 2015
26. Appliance Segment: Competitive Structure, Global, 2015
27. Service Segment Percent Sales Breakdown, Global, 2015
28. Service Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2015
29. WAF Service Segment: Revenue Forecast, Global, 2012–2020
30. Average Price for WAF Service Segment: Global, 2012–2020
31. Percent of Revenue Service Segment: Global, 2015
32. Service Segment: Competitive Structure, Global, 2015
33. Total WAF Market: Global, 2015-2020



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