Data Center Security Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Data Center Type (Medium-Sized Data Centers, Enterprise Data Centers, Large Data Centers), By Solution Type (Logical Security Solutions, Physical Security Solutions), By Service (Managed Security Services, Security Consulting, Professional Services), By Industry Vertical (Banking And Financial Services, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Government, Media And Entertainment, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2021 To 2026

Published: Jun 2021 | Report Code:  KSI061610006 | Pages:  128

The global data center security market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 17.77% to reach US$21.858 billion in 2026 from US$6.958 billion in 2019. The data being generated by the various end-user industries, due to the growing penetration of the internet with the increasing usage of internet services, is boosting the demand for the construction of data centers to manage, save and control the data effectively.

The largest data center users including enterprises and hyper-scale cloud companies optimizing their data centers globally were seen in 2019. According to Cisco, the global cloud data center traffic is expected to reach 20.6 zettabytes (ZB) per year by 2021 from 6.0 ZB per year in 2016. Cisco expects to witness 628 hyperscale data centers in 2021 worldwide in comparison to 228 in 2016.  This, in turn, is leading to an increase in the demand for data center security solutions as there are many security concerns associated with the management of data centers and can lead to the destruction, loss, and hacking of data, therefore, leading to a surge in the market growth over the forecast period.

Global Data Center Security Market

There has been an increase in cybercrime and cyberattacks to steal the data and use the data for inappropriate uses. According to the report and statistics by the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the cost associated to completely recover from a data breach increased from US$ 4.9 million in 2017 to US$7.5 million in 2018.  Risk has been increasing rapidly due to information breaches from third-party vendors, information theft, and cyber-attacks. Hence, growing cases of data breaches and cyber-attacks are pressurizing enterprises across various industries to opt for data center security solutions to avoid compromising any function of the organization and to avoid the damage regarding revenue generation, thereby positively impacting the market growth.

Restraints of the market of the data center security market include piracy, limited budget of IT, and availability of low-cost substitutes. Planning a data center budget is burdensome for companies due to the many variables that need to be taken into account. Also, the old-style license and the maintenance software agreement are running of the stream. The market players are taking this restraint into account and are offering subscription-based pricing thus removing underlying costs from the data center budget.

Market Drivers

The increase in the demand for advanced security solutions while enabling enterprises to meet regulatory compliance is the major factor driving the market growth of the data center security market. Other drivers of the data center security market include virtualization and cloud computing, growth in the number of sophisticated attacks, and the rise in data traffic which is presenting the immediate need for the secured connectivity.  Further, the monitoring solutions and capabilities are one of the driving factors of the data center security solutions.  Physical threat to the data center includes human error, cooling, air quality, leaks, and power. Power, fire-related and cooling threats are being monitored by the built-in capabilities of power, cooling device, and fire suppression. Rising dynamic power variations and power density are the two key factors that are leading to the replacement of conventional personnel-based monitoring systems. The market is providing opportunities such as integrating physical and logical security solutions, micro-segmentation for the enhanced data center security, and requirements for more data centers. The advent of advanced data security solutions is further proving growth opportunities to the various existing and emerging service providers. The data center is considered to be the key resource for enterprises and requires dedicated security initiatives.  Further, the emergence of data center security is aiding in protecting critical information and applications across the virtualized environment with optimum safeguarding.  The players of the market are increasingly focused and are participating in the market through enhanced and effective product offerings to augment the demand for data center security solutions to meet the growing requirement of the rapidly advancing industries. For example, Fortinet offers a product called the “Fortinet Data Center Firewall (DCFW) Solution”. This solution makes use of Fortigate firewalls, which are essentially available as high-performance network security appliances and chassis-based systems, which can facilitate intrusion prevention, application control, and anti-malware to the commonly used firewall-VPN combination. The data center firewall makes use of the performance of the FortiGate family with the security intelligence of FortiGuard Labs to provide unmatched performance, with a flexible and high speed 10 GE, 40 GE, and 100 GE interface, with the throughput that ranges from 50 Gbps to 1 TBPS.

Segment Analysis

The Global Data Center Security market is segmented based on type, service, and industry vertical.

 By data center type, the market is segmented as mid-sized data centers, enterprise data centers, and large data centers.

 By solution type, the global data center security market is segmented as logical security solutions and physical security solutions.  The physical security segment is further classified as Monitoring Solutions, Analysis and Modelling, Access control, and Video Surveillance. While Logical security solutions segment is further classified as Compliance Management and Access Control, Threat and Application Security Solution and Data Protection Solution

By service, the market has been segmented as Managed security services, Security Consulting, and Professional services

 By industry vertical, the market is segmented as banking and financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, government, media and entertainment, and others. Banking and financial service are expected to witness an increase in faster adoption of data center security solutions over the forecasted period due to the increase in concern among banking and financial service companies regarding the rise in the number of cyber threats and attacks. The segment is witnessing a rapid and sudden increase in the adoption of the data center security solution as the segment provides optimum protection of personal and financially sensitive data which is constantly increasing due to the increase in the number of users. For instance, Capital One in 2019 had its firewalls breached by hackers leading to the theft of sensitive and critical data. This resulted in an increase in the adoption of security by these companies.

Regional Analysis

The market of data center security market based on regions is segmented as North America, South America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. North America holds the largest share of the market and is expected to grow at a decent CAGR on account of the high adoption of cloud computing solutions and the rise in the number of data centers in the region.  Data protection is crucial for companies as the cyber threat and data breaches can lead to heavy loss, thus strict regulations regarding data breaches are adopted which is one of the key factors that is driving the market of the data center security market.

Furthermore, the rise in the investment, offering of data center security solutions, and the openings of the data centers are augmenting the market of the data center security market. For instance, Facebook opened its new data center in Ohio in February 2020. The data center is spread on the huge campus of 345 acres and serves traffic generated.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at a faster CAGR among all the regions on account of increasing investment in countries of the region such as India with a purpose to develop and expand the Information, Communication, and Technology (ICT) Industry.  Oracle announced its expansion In October 2019 by opening a new data center in Mumbai. More business and brands are expanding their market in the region and there is an increasing requirement for the data center provider in this region. Further MNCs such as Google, Amazon, Equinix, and Microsoft are making the Asia Pacific a desirable region for the location of their data centers.  Alibaba Cloud announced in January 2019 the launch of the second data center in Indonesia within ten months after the inauguration of the first one in the country. McKinsey has identified India as the second fastest-growing digital economy and projected that the IT and communication sector in the region will double in size by 2025 contributing $ 355-435 billion to the GDP. Therefore, the Asia Pacific region is anticipated to grow fastest and increase its share over the forecasted period.

COVID-19 Impact.

Security is important during normal times as it protects the companies against a cyber threat but the value has increased exponentially during the coronavirus pandemic as there are unforeseen threats on the horizon that could destroy the business infrastructure and its system. Covid-19 pandemic led to accelerated usage of data on account of an increasing number of users resulting in demand for bandwidth and storage capacities. Individuals such as students, the government, and the private sector have started using digital means to operate their business or profession. The government of India is taking initiatives such as Digital India and is emphasizing self-reliance and data protection by the data localization which is expected to increase the volume of data in the country thus leading to a rise in the demand for cloud service and data centers.  Further in India, the government is planning to roll out a data center policy enabling the private sector to establish data center parks in the country these include incentive schemes.

Data Center Security Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 Market size value in 2019  US$6.958 billion
 Market size value in 2026  US$21.858 billion
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 17.77% from 2019 to 2026
 Base year  2019
 Forecast period  2021–2026
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments covered  Type, Solution, Service, Industry Vertical, And Geography
 Regions covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies covered  McAfee, LLC, Cisco Systems, Inc, Trend Micro Incorporated, Dell Inc, IBM, Hewlett   Packard Enterprise Development LP, Juniper Networks, Inc., Broadcom, IAM   Networks, Fortinet, Inc
 Customization scope  Free report customization with purchase.



  • By Type
    • Mid-Sized Data Centers
    • Enterprise Data Centers
    • Large Data Centers
  • By Solution
    • Physical Security Solutions
      • Monitoring Solutions
      • Analysis and Modelling
      • Access control
      • Video Surveillance
    • Logical Security Solutions
      • Compliance Management and Access Control
      • Threat and Application Security Solution
      • Data Protection Solution
  • By Service
    • Managed security services
    • Security Consulting
    • Professional services
  • By Industry Vertical
    • Banking and Financial Services
    •  Manufacturing
    •  Healthcare
    •  Government
    •  Media and Entertainment
    •  Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • Spain
      • United Kingdom
      • France
      • Others
    • The Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • South Africa
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • Australia
      • India
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. What will be the data center security market size by 2026?
A1. The global data center security market is estimated to reach a total market size of US$21.858 billion in 2026.

Q2. What are the growth prospects for the data center security market?
A2. The data center security market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 17.77% during the forecast.

Q3. What is the size of the global data center security market?
A3. Data Center Security market was valued at US$6.958 billion in 2019.

Q4. Which region holds the largest market share in the data center security market?
A4. North America holds the largest share of the data center security market on account of the high adoption of cloud computing solutions and the rise in the number of data centers in the region.

Q5. What factors are anticipated to drive the data center security market growth?
A5. The increase in the demand for advanced security solutions while enabling enterprises to meet regulatory compliance is the major factor driving the market growth of the data center security market.

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