Information security remains a priority for commercial and government organizations, so the market continues to grow at a high rate: revenue of the 30 largest suppliers increased by 28%, according to the new CNews Security rating, collected as part of the survey “Information and Business Security 2021”. At the same time, the pandemic has accelerated the redistribution of budgets for information security towards means of protecting remote access and cloud services.
The cybersecurity market fell, but quickly squeezed out
Investments in IT infrastructure protection remain a priority for government and business. Gartner analysts argue that the global information security market quickly recovered from the effects of the lockdown in the first half of 2020: by the end of the year there was a recovery, as a result, the growth of global information security supplies was recorded by 11%, although analysts initially predicted a growth of 2.4% … In 2021, the pace of development should remain at approximately the same level, Gartner expects growth by 12% – to $ 150.4 billion.
The Russian market for information security supplies is developing even more rapidly: according to the new CNews Security rating, the revenue of the 30 largest domestic suppliers of information security in 2020 increased by 28% – to ₽195.7 billion
CNews Security: Russia’s largest companies in the field of information security 2020
You can get acquainted with the full results of the rating in the CNews Analytics review. “Means of information and business protection 2021”…
The top three in the rating remained unchanged. For several years in a row, “₽50.6 billion, an increase of 14% compared to 2019, the figures include revenues from sales of products abroad). The second line, as in the previous year, is occupied by the Citadel GC, which unites the assets of IKS Holding in the production of special technical means for carrying out operational-search measures (SORM), including solutions necessary for the implementation of the Yarovaya law. The third place was kept by the system integrator Softline, which increased its turnover in the area of information security in 2020 by 16% to RUB 20.3 billion.“(
Bestsellers: cloud solutions and remote access protection
In general, the market growth rate has slowed down compared to the previous year (from 37% to 28% for the top 30 suppliers), however, demand continues to grow at a high pace, as protecting the IT infrastructure is a priority for customers even in an environment of uncertainty. which the pandemic brings. Market participants note that a slight slowdown in growth was due to the redistribution of budgets due to the “coronacrisis”, but by the end of 2021 the market will return to its previous rates of development.
“In 2020, the market was in the process of turning towards securing remote and cloud services, so part of the information security budgets was not spent: some of the tasks disappeared, and the budgets could not be redistributed to new topics due to the bureaucracy of the budget process. Now the market and budgets have adapted, and growth in 2021 is expected to be higher than in 2020 “, – comments Rustem Khairetdinov, director of growth at Bi.Zone.
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It is cloud protection that is the fastest growing segment of the information security market. According to Gartner, spending on this kind of products in 2020 increased by 36%, and by the end of 2021, a further 41% increase in the market is expected. Since the main problem in the consumption of cloud applications is access control, security brokers for cloud access (CASB), as well as solutions of the Secure Web Gateway and Firewall As A Service class are especially popular.
Read more in the CNews Analytics review “Means of information and business protection 2021”…