Advanced Threats Strengthen Demand for Next-Generation Firewall and Unified Threat Management Solutions
Advanced Threats Strengthen Demand for
Next-Generation Firewall and Unified Threat
Research PREVIEW for the
Analysis of the Global Unified Threat Management (UTM)
and Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) Market
Executive Summary—Introduction to the Research
Purpose of the Research
This report provides an analysis of the market for NGFW including:
o Three years of historical market sizing including base year 2013 and five years of market forecast
o Market shares for the market participants
o Market description and market trends
o Drivers and restraints
o Individual company profiles of the market participants
• Segments of the market to be analyzed include:
o By product type
o By geography
o By customer type
o By distribution channel
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Executive Summary—CEO’s Perspective
This is an important strategic market for
security vendors and network infrastructure
manufacturers. Customers prefer to purchase
security and IT solutions from a single provider
Businesses are continually challenged to do
more with less. Firewalls must be intuitive to
deploy and manage in order for businesses to
reap the most value from their firewall
Firewall requirements will vary widely in terms
of performance, cost, and features depending
on the size of the organization, placement within
the network, and risk management objectives.
Security threats and enterprise technologies
only continue to change; firewall vendors must
provide a high degree of flexibility in their
products to allow for changing security
requirements and regulations.
• The network firewall has emerged as the cornerstone of an IT organization’s
information security infrastructure but is also undergoing a period of rapid
and forced evolution in recent years.
• In particular, the effectiveness of stateful firewalls has been challenged in
the modern cyber threat climate.
• Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) products are designed to address a
major weakness in the inspection process of stateful firewalls.
• The commonly accepted definition of NGFW also includes the integration of
Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) capabilities. However, network firewalls
have historically been considered devices that enforce “entry-and-exit”
• As a result, the integration of IPS for threat inspection raises questions
about the future role of the single function network firewall.
Source: Frost & Sullivan analysis.
Source: Frost & Sullivan
Impact of Industry Challenges on UTM and NGFW
Mega Trend Degree of Impact Impact Timing
NGFW and UTM products require deep integration
without reducing flexibility
8 3 years
Vendors must anticipate and adapt to new
7 3 years
Vendors must simplify their product interface and
6 1 years
NGFW and UTM vendors should increase value
without lowering price
4 2 years
Industry Challenge Impact on UTM and NGFW Market, Global, 2013–2018
Key Takeaway: Vendors that can address these challenges will be able to advance their positions
in the industry.
Impact Ratings: 7-10 = High; 4-6 = Medium; 1-3 = Low
Section Slide Number
Executive Summary 7
Market Overview 14
Total UTM and NGFW Market -
• External Challenges: Drivers and Restraints 27
• Forecast and Trends 47
• Market Share and Competitive Analysis 72
Industry Challenges and Trends 81
SMB Segment Breakdown 88
Enterprise Segment Breakdown 98
Data Center Segment Breakdown 108
The Last Word 118
Vendor Profiles 123
The Full Analysis Features the Following Content
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Key Questions the Full Analysis Answers
What product and marketing strategies will lead to future growth in the firewall market and the
broader security industry?
What regional or vertical markets are most interested in firewalls?
Which firewall vendors are leading the market and why?
What firewall functionality is required for use in data center, enterprise, and small and medium size
What product development strategies offer an optimal balance of security efficacy and cost
Why do businesses invest in new firewalls? What factors influence customers’ purchasing
Partial List of Companies Interviewed
Palo Alto Networks
Source: Frost & Sullivan research.
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