DUBLIN, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Web Application Firewall (WAF) Market 2014-2018" report to their offering.
A web application firewall (WAF) is a software or hardware solution built for monitoring and controlling network traffic on web-enabled applications. A relatively secure barrier is established between the system and external environments by using a WAF. It understands and provides web protection at the application layer of the open system interconnection model from many attacks types, such as DT, SQLI, XSS, and RFI.
The absence of WAF results in loss of data or unavailability of data, which can result in the interruption of business processes. WAF detects and blocks attempts to exploit known web application vulnerabilities by shortening the window of exposure while patches are thoroughly tested and deployed. Therefore, a WAF is an essential requirement for the proper functioning of any critical business processes.
The analysts forecast the Global Web Application Firewall market to grow at a CAGR of 17.92 percent over the period 2013-2018.
A rise in security investments by end-users is one major trend emerging in the market. Consequences of data breaches are severe and require organizations to safeguard critical information and data. Hence, most companies make huge investments to develop IT infrastructure.
According to the report, the major driver in the market is the rise in e-commerce which has increased the number of users as well as attackers. Business information sharing, business transactions, and maintaining business relationships are critical elements for the e-Commerce industry, and hence these elements must be protected from attackers.
Further, the report states that one main challenge that hinders the market's growth is the high implementation costs of WAF products and services installation. Implementing and maintaining on-premises hardware and software security services requires high initial investment. It also incurs a few hidden costs such as costs related to experience and associated skills development
The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors.
Key Topics Covered:
01. Executive Summary
02. List of Abbreviations
03. Scope of the Report
04. Market Research Methodology
06. Market Description
07. Market Landscape
08. Market Segmentation by End-users
09. Geographical Segmentation
10. Market Attractiveness
11. Key Leading Countries by Origin of Attacks
12. Buying Criteria
13. Market Growth Drivers
14. Drivers and their Impact
15. Market Challenges
16. Impact of Drivers and Challenges
17. Market Trends
18. Trends and their Impact
19. Vendor Landscape
20. Key Vendor Analysis
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- Palo Alto Networks
- Protegrity USA
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