Global Web Application Firewall Market 2017-2021

  • Published: Jun 2017
  • Pages: 97
  • SKU: IRTNTR12823

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This market research study identifies Akamai Technologies, Barracuda Networks, Citrix Systems, F5 Networks, and Imperva as the leading players in the global web application firewall market. A comprehensive analysis of this market is also presented by market value, market forecasting, market worth, segmentation by deployment model (cloud-based WAF and on-premises WAF), by end-user (e-commerce, BFSI, government, and others), and by geography (the Americas, APAC, and EMEA).

Overview of the global web application firewall market

According to Technavio’s market research report, the global web application firewall (WAF) market will grow at a CAGR of close to 19% during the forecast period. One of the key drivers that will fuel the growth of the market in the coming years is the need to adhere to regulatory requirements. The increase in regulatory compliance requirements such as Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) will boost the adoption of web application firewall among corporate bodies. The introduction of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is also compelling e-commerce, BFSI, government sectors to rely on WAF solutions. Various organizations in the US are focusing on conducting business matters effectively by complying with enforced acts and policies such as SOX Act and the HIPAA and data breach notification laws.

By 2021, APAC will account for the maximum shares of the WAF market. The region is witnessing an increase in the adoption of IT security solutions with the rising popularity of e-commerce sites for shopping and mobile devices. Additionally, the modernization of the IT infrastructure, the rising adoption of cloud computing, and the increasing number of hosting service providers will also drive the need for security solutions in the region.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The vendors in WAF market are distinguished based on their product offerings such as stand-alone WAF, embedded WAF, and integrated WAF. According to the WAF market analysis research report, the market players are increasingly focusing on enhancing their product portfolio and are heavily investing in R&D activities. Large vendors are also adopting M&A strategies to improve their market presence and expand their geographical reach.

Key vendors in this market are -

  • Akamai Technologies
  • Barracuda Networks
  • Citrix Systems
  • F5 Networks
  • Imperva

Other prominent vendors in the market include A10 Networks, Anchiva Systems, Applicure Technologies, Bee Ware, Cloudflare, DBAPPSecurity, DenyAll, Fortinet, IBM, Juniper Networks, NSFOCUS, Penta Security Systems, Positive Technologies, Qualys, Radware, Sangfor Technologies, Sophos, Trustwave, United Security Providers, and Venustech.

Segmentation by deployment model and analysis of the WAF market

  • Cloud-based WAF
  • On-premises WAF

The on-premises WAF model is extensively adopted by large enterprises to provide the extra level of security as they maintain an in-house IT support and backup servers. The on-premises WAF segment will account for the major market shares from 2017 to 2021 since business organizations highly prefer on-premises WAF. On-premise WAF security enables them to have complete control over their critical data.

Segmentation by end-user and analysis of the WAF market

  • E-commerce
  • BFSI
  • Government

The banking financial services and insurance (BFSI) sector will be the major contributor towards the WAF market by 2021. Hackers attempt web-based attacks on the BFSI sector to crash computer systems, steal clients' money, and harm capital markets. Phishing, hacking, and other forms of cyber warfare that increases the instances of cyber-attacks will compel the BFSI sector to adopt WAF to protect their critical business information from cyber-attacks and data breaches, subsequently driving the WAF market size and share.

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be of global web application firewall market in 2021?
  • What are the key factors driving the global web application firewall market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global web application firewall market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global web application firewall market`?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global web application firewall market?
  • What are the trending factors influencing the market shares of the global web application firewall market in the Americas, APAC, and EMEA?
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global web application firewall market?


PART 01: Executive summary

PART 02: Scope of the report

PART 03: Research Methodology

PART 04: Introduction

  • Market outline
  • Types of web threats
  • Advantages and features of WAF
  • Benefits of the implementation of WAF
  • Consequences of web application threats
  • Architecture of WAF

PART 05: Market highlights

PART 06: Economic outlook

  • Global economic overview and its impact on the market and vendors

PART 07: Market landscape

  • Comparison of security technologies for protecting the web
  • Market overview
  • Market size and forecast
  • Market assumptions

PART 08: Five forces analysis

PART 09: Market segmentation by deployment model

  • Global WAF market by deployment model
  • Global on-premises WAF market
  • Global cloud-based WAF market

PART 10: Market segmentation by end-user

  • Global WAF market by end-user
  • Global WAF market in e-commerce sector
  • Global WAF market in BFSI sector
  • Global WAF market in government sector

PART 11: Geographical segmentation

  • Global WAF market by geography
  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA

PART 12: Decision framework

PART 13: Drivers and challenges

  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges

PART 14: Market trends

  • Popularity of cloud-based WAF
  • Increase in the number of DDoS attacks
  • Evolution of next-generation (NG) WAF

PART 15: Vendor landscape

  • Competitive scenario
  • Comparative chart for vendors
  • Other prominent vendors

PART 16: Key vendor profiles

  • Akamai Technologies
  • Barracuda Networks
  • Citrix Systems
  • F5 Networks
  • Imperva

PART 17: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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