BYOD to spur 8.7 percent growth in security market, predicts Gartner
WASHINGTON, D.C.--The BYOD trend is having a far-reaching influence on the entire security industry, according to research released on Tuesday by Gartner at its security summit.
BYOD is a major factor in the 8.7 percent growth predicted in the security technology and service market this year. The market is expected to reach $67.2 billion this year and $86 billion in 2016, Gartner noted.
"We are seeing the BYOD phenomenon impact a number of different security markets, such as the network access control, mobile device management and mobile application management markets. These markets are experiencing growth rates and you can correlate that back to mobile and enterprises trying to deal with consumerization," Eric Ahlm, research director in Gartner's tech and service provider group, told FierceMobileIT.
In the mobile space, there has been a shift from mobile device security to mobile app and data security, according to Gartner.
"When we get to mobile, the traditional device-focused security model doesn't work. The operating system isn't open enough ... and you also have usability and power constraints on mobile devices," Ahlm explained.
"We are looking for new ways to secure data in a mobile environment. The prevailing trend right now is around an app-centric approach. I want build into my app a secure environment above and beyond the security that is available in the operating system [OS]. I need to have greater encryption, greater authentication, a secure communications channel, malware detection, reverse code engineering detection to ensure my corporate data is secure on the environment without relying on the OS," he added.
Other trends affecting the security market include big data and advanced targeted attacks, also known as advanced persistent threats.
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