Analyst firm IDC has some good news for the rows of vendors showing their wares at the RSA conference this week: The security market is still growing.
Speaking during IDC‘s annual analyst breakfast meeting at RSA, Chris Christiansen, program vice president for IDC’s Security Products and Services group, detailed key trends in the sector.
“The IDC security group started in 1997 and every year people say the numbers are too high,” Christiansen said. “We keep emphasizing that the security market is unlike any other IT sector.”
The security business deals with ongoing and evolving threats that threaten companies’ ability to do business. The dynamic nature of the threat landscape is also a cause for continuous innovation and creates a never-ending need for security products.