Security Threats from Virtualization & Cloud Infrastructure Drives the Corporate Endpoint Server Security Solutions Market, As per New Report by Global Industry Analysts

San Jose, California (PRWEB) September 03, 2012

Follow us on LinkedIn Server is the heart of system networks, responsible for keeping enterprise IT operations brimming with life as it delivers a broad range of mission-critical data, applications and services across IT networks. As a key network resource, servers receive data inputs from network-connected devices, process necessary information and return output, thus playing a key part in an enterprise IT value chain. The value a server brings to an organization is higher than client computers, given the fact that unlike independent, stand-alone clients which perform several tasks for one, servers perform a single task for many. In simple terms, servers provide services for many resources, thus bringing immense value to the organization.

Compared to stand-alone computer clients, servers have access to more data as they connect to host of other endpoints. Corporate servers today are at high risk of intrusion from hackers, corporate spies, tech-savvy criminals and terrorists. Also, as they connect to Internet and external end-points, including highly vulnerable mobile computing devices such as laptops and smartphones, servers are more exposed to external threats such as malware than clients. Access to huge repository of sensitive information also makes servers a priced target for hackers. This scenario therefore calls for highly capable and robust server security solutions, which safeguard enterprise servers from both internal and external security threats. Corporate endpoint server security solutions such as anti-malware, firewall, and host intrusion detection & prevention software, which safeguard servers against malware and network based security attacks, and also help maintain integrity of servers have been finding great demand among enterprises.

The corporate endpoint server security solutions market is poised for steady growth in the upcoming years, driven by growing enterprise awareness about the potential losses that instances such as data leaks or security breaches may have on enterprise operations and possible damage they can cause to the companys reputation. The speed at which new threats to severs are increasing by the day is especially boosting demand for advanced server security solutions capable of ensuring complete security to servers. For instance, growing number of malware variations doing rounds in the cyberspace, is driving up demand for advanced malware detection solutions. Price reductions, thanks to increased competition and resulting commoditization of security solutions is also helping drive increased adoption of server security solutions among enterprises. Additionally, growing realization of the importance of server security to business continuity among enterprises, and compliance and regulatory demands mandating compulsory adoption of IT infrastructure security, are also helping drive increased enterprise investments on server security solutions.

Another key factor driving demand for corporate endpoint server security solutions is the growing adoption of server virtualization and cloud infrastructure among enterprises and the accompanying security threats they pose to enterprise IT infrastructure. With global economy yet again being tested by euro zone crisis after a prolonged economic recession, enterprises in developed markets are pressurized to adopt cost rationalization strategies such as server virtualization and cloud infrastructure services as tools to establish cost efficient IT infrastructure. These technologies, while providing tremendous cost benefits to the enterprise, also bring considerable security challenges to the enterprise IT operations.

A virtual server, being an intangible element poses severe challenges to security administrators in an IT setup. More than half of the Virtual Machines are less secure when compared to physical servers, given that virtual servers open up several opportunities for exploitation of network by attackers. There have been several instances where compromised VMs have been used to exploit other VMs running on the same host. Also, there have been cases where such unchecked VMs have gained access to even the host machine by exploiting memory space of devices shared between guest and host machines. As more and more companies increasingly turn to cloud based services for flexibility and performance in enterprise operations and deploy cloud infrastructures to host their applications, typically as virtual servers, the issues with server security will only increase further, thus driving demand for efficient server security solutions for securing cloud based virtual servers.

As stated by the new market research report on Corporate Endpoint Server Security Solutions, the US represents the largest regional market worldwide accounting for a majority share in the global revenue. Asia-Pacific is the fastest growing regional market for corporate endpoint server security solutions with annual revenue waxing at a CAGR of about 9.4 % over the analysis period. Robust economic development, boom in enterprise segment, and increasing investments on enterprise IT infrastructure, especially in key regional markets such as China and India, and subsequent need for efficient IT security solutions are driving demand for corporate endpoint server security solutions market in the region.

Key players in the global marketplace include McAfee, Sophos Ltd., Symantec Corporation, Trend Micro, and ESET spol s r o, among others.

The research report titled Corporate Endpoint Server Security Solutions: A Global Strategic Business Report announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, issues, drivers, company profiles, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activities. The report provides market estimates and projections for corporate endpoint server security solutions by annual revenue (in US$ million) for major geographic markets including the US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (Australia, China, Korea and Rest of Asia-Pacific), Middle East, and Latin America (Brazil and Rest of Latin America).

For more details about this comprehensive market research report, please visit

http://www.strategyr.com/Corporate_Endpoint_Server_Security_Solutions_Market_Report.asp

About Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

Global Industry Analysts, Inc., (GIA) is a leading publisher of off-the-shelf market research. Founded in 1987, the company currently employs over 800 people worldwide. Annually, GIA publishes more than 1300 full-scale research reports and analyzes 40,000+ market and technology trends while monitoring more than 126,000 Companies worldwide. Serving over 9500 clients in 27 countries, GIA is recognized today, as one of the world’s largest and reputed market research firms.

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