The India WAF solutions market grew by 49.5% on a YoY basis, generating market revenue of $7.9 million in 2016. The market size remained small as compared to other countries in APAC due to the lack of specific legislation on data breach disclosures or privacy protections to beef up security awareness despite the increasing number of cyber security threats in India. Cloud-based WAF solutions clocked a robust growth of 82.2% and reached $3.1 million in 2016. The fast paced growth was contributed by the strong growth of the IT/ITes industry in India. Vertical-wise, the WAF solutions market in India continued to be dominated by the BFSI and e-Commerce verticals. Strong growth was observed in other verticals such as BPO and IT/ ITeS industries. These industries drove the WAF market at the growth rate of 106.8% on a YoY basis.
In addition to the market growth analysis, the study highlights the key driving forces for the WAF market. Key drivers include the increasing number of organizations shifting toward the Web front and the rising Internet penetration rate; the evolved threat landscape that results in greater concerns over data breaches; stricter requirements for industry compliances, and local regulations that drive organizations to invest more in measures for data protection and to avoid potential liability issues; and increasing migration from web application into the cloud observed from organizations.
The market trends are analyzed for a study period of 2015 to 2021, with the base year being 2016. WAF solution is the key focus area in this study. The vertical segmentation in this study includes the government, banking, financial services and Insurance (BFSI), service provider,
e-Commerce retail, manufacturing, education, and other sectors.
Companies mentioned in the WAF market's competitive landscape include Akamai, Alibaba Cloud, Barracuda Networks, Citrix Systems, DBApp Security, F5 Networks, Fortinet, Fujitsu, Imperva, JP Secure, KEMP Technology, MonitorApp, NEC, NSFOCUS, Penta Security Systems, Piolink, Qualys, Sangfor, Secure Sky Technologies, Trinity Soft, Venustech Zenedge, and other small vendors.
Key Questions This Study Will Answer
• Is the WAF market growing? How long will it continue to grow, and at what rate?
• Are the existing competitors structured correctly to meet customer needs?
• Will WAF continue to exist, or will other solutions and services take its place?
• How will the structure of the market change with time?
• Will the services replace the product markets?
• What are the most common Web application security threats in India?
• Are the vendors in the market ready to go it alone, or do they need partnerships to take their business to the next level?