LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Technavio’s latest report on the global runtime application self-protection (RASP) security market provides an analysis on the most important trends expected to impact the market outlook from 2016-2020. Technavio defines an emerging trend as a factor that has the potential to significantly impact the market and contribute to its growth or decline.
Amrita Choudhury, a lead analyst from Technavio, specializing in research on IT security says, “The global business environment is evolving into a more connected business world, and fraud and financial crimes are becoming increasingly complex. The increased adoption of advanced technologies, increased use of mobile devices in organizations, and adoption of cloud computing have led to a rise in the number of attacks by hackers and cyber criminals. Therefore, organizations, especially large enterprises, are reassessing their IT security strategies and replacing their legacy firewalls to meet the higher business requirements and handle the growing number and increased complexity of threats.”
RASP security solution is seen as an evolution of layered security when used in combination with the existing security infrastructure such as intrusion prevention systems, firewalls, antivirus, web and e-mail gateways, and endpoint protection suites. RASP security solution market is expected to grow as an impressive CAGR of around 44% as it helps decrease infection rates by identifying the unknown malware and security threat before they enter the application and network layer.
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The top four emerging trends driving the global RASP security market according to Technavio ICT research analysts are:
- Emergence of cloud-based RASP security solutions
- Increased demand from SMEs
- Increased number of DDoS attacks
- Increase in M&A
Emergence of cloud-based RASP security solutions
Organizations find it difficult to manage integrated or standalone RASP security solutions because of issues such as budget constraints and lack of resources to address security problems. Therefore, organizations opt for cloud-based RASP security solutions that are cost-effective and compatible with PCI DSS regulations and offer round-the-clock monitoring of systems. Enterprises are increasingly adopting cloud-based RASP security solutions because of benefits such as the availability of pay-per-use models. Also, these solutions automatically update the product, enabling it to respond to the latest security threats.
Cloud-based RASP security solutions are seen as ideal solutions for organizations ranging from financial institutions to mid-size organizations, the government sector, and e-commerce. Cloud-based RASP security solutions provide protection against vulnerabilities such as identity theft, fraudulent transactions, cross-site scripting, injection flaws, forged HTTP requests, and sensitive data exposure. In addition, in this type of setup, the end-user does not incur any implementation cost as cloud-based RASP security solutions can be accessed directly from the cloud when needed.
Increased demand from SMEs
Since 2010 the rapidly evolving market dynamics and changing business environment have driven organizations worldwide to innovate and overhaul their enterprise infrastructure and existing business models continuously. RASP security solutions support the growth of a company by addressing its security requirements and help it gain a competitive advantage by improving operational efficiency and streamlining the business processes. In addition, RASP offers high-level security to business critical information and web applications. The IT infrastructure of many companies requires upgrades and advances to cater to the current market demands. This drives the rapid adoption of secure IT security solutions such as RASP security solutions.
Increased number of DDoS attacks
Hackers are increasingly focusing on attacking network layers rather than application layers. DoS is one of the oldest and most common techniques used to pilfer confidential data. Hackers use DoS to send unsolicited data to a user's web server and network resources to increase traffic. This automatically generates requests for access, blocking the server as well as accessibility to legitimate users. Hackers are now opting for DDoS techniques, an advanced version of DoS, to initiate a coordinated attack from multiple systems. “The increased instances of DDoS attacks in the banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) and government sectors are leading to an increased demand for RASP security solutions,” says Amrita.
Increase in M&A
Since the market is highly fragmented with a number of small vendors mostly operating in niche markets, there is scope for M&A. The most preferred method for large vendors to enter the market is through the acquisition of smaller players as niche market players have superior technologies. In addition, with the increased pressure to provide integrated solutions, vendors can increase their market presence through acquisitions.
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