Spear phishing is defined as a phishing attack using specifically designed emails for targeted individuals or organisations. It is one of the most popular cyber-attacks and with highest success rate. The global spear phishing protection market is estimated to be worth nearly USD 2.1 Billion by 2030 by growing at a CAGR of over 11% over the forecast period, i.e., 2022 – 2030. The growth of the market can be attributed to rising unethical internet penetration and investment in cyber security.
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In the last decade, it has been observed that there has been 71% rise in spear phishing attacks. This rise is influencing the demand for efficient cloud email security solutions and services. However, the lack of understanding and awareness about the threats of cyber-attacks is expected to restrain the market growth. There is still a deficit of knowledge about the prevailing cyber warfare and its growth, that needs to be addressed.
The market is segmented by component into solutions and services, out of which, the solutions segment is anticipated to hold the largest share and is expected to grow at the highest CAGR on the back of higher adoption of such solutions to increase IT security. The solutions segment is further segmented into cloud, hybrid and on-premises.
Based on protection type, the global spear phishing protection market is segmented into data leak protection, email encryption, zero-day prevention, ransomware protection, multi-layered malware protection, social engineering protection, and denial of service attack protection, among which email encryption segment is estimated to hold a dominant share. These solutions monitor emails and email gateways, and avoid data loss. Moreover, rising demand for cloud email security solutions is expected to boost the market during the forecast period.
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The never-ending growth in internet accessibility around the world along with numerous technological advancements comprising 5G, blockchain, cloud services, Internet of Things (IoT), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) among others have significantly boosted the economic growth in the last two decades. As of April 2021, there were more than 4.5 billion users that were actively using the internet globally. Moreover, the growth in ICT sector has significantly contributed towards GDP growth, labor productivity, and R&D spending among other transformations of economies in different nations of the globe. Furthermore, the production of goods and services in the ICT sector is also contributing to the economic growth and development. As per the statistics in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s database, the ICT good exports (% of total good exports) globally grew from 10.816 in 2015 to 11.536 in 2019. In 2019, these exports in Hong Kong SAR, China amounted to 56.65%, 25.23% in East Asia & Pacific, 26.50% in China, 25.77% in Korea, Rep., 8.74% in the United States, and 35.01% in Vietnam. These are some of the important factors that are boosting the growth of the market.
Regionally, the global spear phishing protection market is segmented into five major regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa region. The market in North America region is estimated to witness noteworthy growth over the forecast period. It is expected to hold nearly 38% of the global market share by 2030 on the back of enhanced digitization in the region and high investment of leading companies on cyber security systems.
Europe and Asia-Pacific are expected to grow as main markets of spear phishing protection, following North America, showing remarkable market opportunities owing to increasing adoption of advanced cyber security solutions. However, Asia-Pacific region is estimated to show the highest growth by growing at a CAGR of ~13% during the forecast period. Moreover, increasing digitization in Middle East and Africa region may lead to rise in demand for cyber security services or solutions, which could boost the global spear phishing protection market further.
The global spear phishing protection market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:
Our in-depth analysis of the global spear phishing protection market includes the following segments:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The rising prevalence of spear phishing, among other cyberattacks, the growing demand for efficient cloud email security solutions and services, and high investment on cyber security technologies are the major factors driving market growth.
The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of over 11% during the forecast period, i.e., 2022-2030.
The lack of understanding and awareness on cyber-attacks and cyber threats is estimated to hamper the market growth.
Europe and Asia-Pacific region are expected to register the most business opportunities for the growth of the market owing to increasing adoption of cyber security solutions in these regions.
The major players in the market are Microsoft Corporation, BAE Systems, Barracuda Networks Inc., FireEye Inc., Cisco Systems Inc., Proofpoint, GreatHorn, Inc., Phishlabs, Intel Corporation, Symantec Corporation and Mimecast Ltd., among others.
The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, geographical presence of the company which determine the revenue generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.
The market is segmented by component, protection type, end users, and by region.
The email encryption segment is anticipated to hold the largest market size over the forecast period and display significant growth opportunities.
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