eWeek has posted the latest markeshare predications from Gartner. Findings point to SaaS marketshare which is expected to grow in several security segments over the next five years, notably in areas such as remote vulnerability assessment, which the firm predicted will jump from 10 percent to 30 percent by 2013.
"Messaging security is the big area now," said John Pescatore, an analyst with Gartner. "I think Web security — both protecting Web servers, and also protecting users and browsers — will grow fast. Vulnerability assessment has already started to grow as a service, so has DDoS prevention."
Vulnerability assessments provided by vendors such as Qualys are a good fit as a cloud-based service, as they can be done efficiently from the cloud and typically don’t require any deep knowledge of business-specific aspects, like what an application actually does, Pescatore contended.