With the ever developing technology and adoption of cloud-based services, the need for protecting the servers against network attacks by fraudsters that cannot be done with traditional perimeter defense techniques is increasing. Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) is an approach to computer security which evolved from the work done at the DISA under the GIG Black Core Network initiative. Connectivity in a SDP is must to know, as the device posture and identity are verified before access to application infrastructure is granted. SDP is a security architecture largely used for managing and controlling the customer data without any human intervention through policy-driven, scalable, and programmable security architecture.
To unravel the problem of ceasing network attacks to application infrastructure the SDP workgroup developed a clean sheet approach that combines device authentication, identity-based access, and dynamically provisioned connectivity. Furthermore, this security model has been equipped to stop all forms of network attacks including Server Query (OWASP10), Man-in-the-Middle, DDoS, and Advanced Persistent Threat (APT).
In the deployment mode segmentation, the cloud service providers segment is estimated to hold the majority of the market share as well as register the highest growth during the forecast period. This is mainly due to its features like cost-effectiveness and scalability. On the basis of solutions, control automation and orchestration solution are expected to grow at the highest CAGR between 2016 and 2021. Among end-users, cloud service providers are expected to be the fastest-growing end-users and highest contributors of this market. The Global Software-Defined Perimeter Market was valued at USD 992.8 Million in 2016 is expected to reach a value of USD 4,396.1 Million by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 34.7% during the forecast period of 2017–2025.
By geography, the market in North America held the largest market share, followed by APAC. The growth in the region can be mainly attributed to the augmented focus on innovations acquired from R&D and technology and also due to the early adoption of SDP, especially in developed nations like the Canada and U.S. Whereas, in APAC the market for SDP is anticipated to be the fastest-growing market in the coming years, owing to the presence of a various SMEs that are mostly adopting cloud-based applications.
The major factor that is driving the SDP market worldwide is the need for security mechanisms that can protect dispersed enterprise applications. Its solutions can make security infrastructure easy to configure, manage, and control through policy-driven, scalable, and programmable security architecture without requiring a high level of expertise, which fuels the demand for SDP solutions. Conversely, lack of industry standards and awareness regarding security in a virtual environment is anticipated to hamper the growth of the market. Moreover, increased adoption of freeware security applications is seen as an opportunity to the players involved in this market.