Web Application Firewall Market Overview :
A web application firewall or WAF is an application firewall for HTTP software that monitors, filters, and blocks HTTP traffic from and to a web application. Not only they serve as a safety barrier between servers, but are proficient to filter the content or specific web applications. By reviewing HTTP traffic, it can avoid attacks restricting from web application security flaws, such as SQL injection, file inclusion, cross-site scripting (XSS), and security misconfigurations. Web application firewall may come in the form of a server plugin, appliance, or filter, and may be modified to an application. The effort to perform this customization can be significant and needs to be maintained as the application is customized.
Increasing occurrence of web attacks, including cyber theft, vandalism, and fraud, technological explosion and growing penetration of IoT, and strict government regulations & compliance are the major factors driving the growth of the global web application firewall market. However, high cost of deployment for these application, and high competition are the primary challenges for the market growth. Moreover, increasing implementation of cloud & virtual appliance-based web application firewall, and emerging penetration of iOS and android-based smartphones for WAFs are likely to disclose new avenues for the market over the years to come.
The global WAF market is mainly classified on the basis of solution, service, organization size, industry vertical, and geography. The solution segment consists of hardware appliances, virtual appliances, and cloud-based. By service, the segment includes managed services, and professional services (consulting, system integration, support & maintenance, and training & education). On the basis of organization size, the segment is bifurcated into large enterprises, and small & medium sized enterprises. Further, the industry vertical segment is sub-segmented into government & defense, IT & communications, BFSI, healthcare, retail, education, energy & utilities, and other industry verticals.
Based on geography, the global WAF market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW). North America is further bifurcated into U.S., Canada, and Mexico whereas Europe consists of UK, Russia, Germany, France, Italy, and Rest of Europe. Asia-Pacific is segmented into India, China, Japan, South Korea and Rest of Asia-Pacific while RoW is bifurcated into South America, Middle East, and Africa.
The key players profiled in the report include Akamai, Citrix, Barracuda Networks, F5 Networks, CloudFlare, Imperva, Ergon Informatik, Penta Security Systems, F5 Networks, and Fortinet, among others.
The key takeaways from the report
- The report will provide detailed analysis of the Global Web Application Firewall Market with respect to major segments such as solution, service, organization size, industry vertical, and geography
- The report will include the qualitative and quantitative analysis with market estimation over 2016 – 2025 and compound annual growth rate (CAGR) between 2017 and 2025
- Comprehensive analysis of market dynamics including factors and opportunities will be provided in the report
- An exhaustive regional analysis of the Global Web Application Firewall Market has been included in the report
- Profile of the key players in the Global Web Application Firewall Market will be provided, which include key financials, product & services, new developments and business strategies
Scope of the Global Web Application Firewall Market
- Hardware Appliances
- Virtual Appliances
- Managed Services
- Professional Services
- System Integration
- Support & Maintenance
- Training & Education
Organization Size Segments
- Large Enterprise
- Small & Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs)
Industry Vertical Segments
- Government & Defense
- IT & Telecommunications
- Energy & Utilities
- Other Industry Verticals
- North America
- Rest of Europe
- South Korea
- Rest of Asia-Pacific
- South America
- Middle East