Firewall is a network security device that controls the flow of traffic and puts up the barrier between networks. A firewall acts as a middle layer between trusted and untrusted networks and filters the network traffic. The basic functions of the firewall are routing and setting barriers, however, it is also used for URL filtering/blocking, bandwidth management, intrusion detection, anti-virus and content policy enforcement.
Adopting the new policies such as bring your own device (BYOD), and cloud computing are exposing the network across the world as a result threats are increasing in enterprise security.
Government regulations and compliance requirements strained the enterprises to opt for enterprise firewalls. This factor drives the enterprise firewall market globally. However, the growth of the market is restrained due to lack of security which poses a challenge for the growth of enterprise firewall market. The major challenge for this device remains to be the constant boost in the number of web applications impacting the policy configuration of firewall setup.
Nonetheless, Cost effective and customized firewall solutions are expected to provide great growth opportunities for enterprise firewall market in the upcoming years. Small and medium businesses are adopting the enterprise firewall technology and this may upsurge the demand of enterprise firewall market in coming years. In the Enterprise firewall market, the current trend is of Software-as-a- services (SaaS). Software as a service is a software distribution model in which a third-party provider hosts applications and makes them available to customers from the Internet. Solutions provided by SaaS has easy installation and up gradation with scanning functionality for the enterprises. Enterprise saves the costs by implementing SaaS-based enterprise firewall solutions. SaaS is used for many applications such as management information system (MIS), content management, CAD software, development software, customer relationship management (CRM), and antivirus software etc.
Enterprise firewall market is segmented on the basis of type, organization size, and region. On the basis of type, the market is classified into application firewall, conventional firewall, and next-generation firewall (NGFW). By size, the market is bifurcated into large, medium enterprises and small enterprises. Different regions covered under this study include North America, Asia pacific, Middle East and Africa, Latin America, Europe. North America is predicted to experience robust growth among all regional segments in the coming years.
Major players in the enterprise firewall market include Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, Palo Alto Networks, IBM Internet Security Systems, McAfee, Fortinet, Inc., WatchGuard Technologies, Huawei Technologies and Imperva, Inc., among others
Global Enterprise Firewall Market: Vertical Segment Analysis
- Government and public utilities
- Media and entertainment
Global Enterprise Firewall Market: Type Segment Analysis
- Conventional firewall
- Application firewall
- Next generation firewall
Global Enterprise Firewall Market: Size Segment Analysis
- Small enterprise
- Medium enterprises
- Large enterprises
Global Enterprise Firewall Market: Regional Segment Analysis
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Middle East and Africa