Published Research Results: Security Analytics, Intelligence, Response, and Orchestration
IDC Research Types
Provides complete background information on an IDC analyst. Each profile provides a biography, a notable quotation, a frequently asked question relevant to the particular analyst's focus, and a list of research authored by that analyst.
Lists the analyst members of a topical team. Outlines general areas of coverage and any specialties.
Provides rapid IDC insight and analysis about a significant industry event or conference, merger or acquisition, product announcement, or other fast-breaking news affecting the IT market.
Provides a short, quick look at an updated forecast and the changed assumptions behind the update. It updates a market forecast published in the same calendar year, identifies changed and key forecast assumptions, and highlights actions for participants to consider in light of the changes.
Provides coverage and analysis of an industry event, new product or service, or a company announcement or development.
Provides brief overview coverage of what is happening in a market.
Provides a concise, hard-hitting profile of an emerging vendor. A profile will highlight new players and technologies and the potential paradigm shifts or disruptions a vendor represents.
Illustrates IDC's keen analysis of major market trends in downloadable PowerPoints. Available as a free download the day it appears, an IDC Daily Graphic provides valuable material for speeches and strategic planning.
Provides published slides, audio, and other materials from IDC and Insights Web conferences, briefings, forums, or other events.
Delivers dependable, relevant, and high-impact data and insight to help organizations make sound business and technology decisions. eBusiness executives, IT professionals, IT suppliers, and services suppliers benefit from the strategic insight and networking opportunities IDC conferences offer. Generally, all presentation slides are available online, and for most conferences, streaming audio of key discussions is available as well.
Focuses on significant trends and paradigm shifts. Each Web conference will provide attendees with leading-edge market information that will enable them to make smart business decisions. For those unable to attend in person or those wishing to review the content presented, these synchronized multimedia presentations are available online.
Serves as a framework for IT/tech professionals' IT strategy and planning for the next one to three years. It lists IDC's top 10 worldwide technology trends for the coming one to three years in a given research area and includes related drivers, projected IT/business strategy impact, and guidance.
Helps IT/tech professionals develop a short list of suitable suppliers when selecting a vendor. Provides an unbiased assessment of tech suppliers in terms of offerings, strategy, capabilities, and other important factors in a given technology area.
Describes five stages of "maturity" or capability for a particular technology area, helps IT/tech professionals understand where their organizations fit within those stages, and provides guidance on key components for planning successful improvements to a tech initiative.
IDC MaturityScape Benchmark
Helps IT/tech professionals to benchmark their maturity against peers, develop a business case for a tech initiative, and build consensus about where critical IT investments should be made. Presents quantitative research results that show the market distribution for a given tech initiative across the five stages of maturity presented in the related IDC MaturityScape. Shows the results and components of particularly successful initiatives.
Gives IT/tech professionals insight into best practices (and practices to avoid) by providing specific use case examples implemented by peers. Identifies practices that have the most impact on the success of a tech or business initiative, and provides actionable guidance for each practice.
Helps IT/tech professionals to justify and plan a business and/or technology investment or opportunity by exploring why, what, who, and how (these are also the main section headings). Presents key players, critical success factors, risks, and actions to consider for a designated technology and/or business management area.
Helps IT/tech professionals with developing IT strategic plans and evaluating emerging technologies in terms of their risk to the business. Shows the adoption curve and risk levels over time for a specific emerging technology. Sorts technologies into three "adoption model" categories (transformational, incremental, opportunistic) to help tech leaders determine the potential impact for their organization.
Provides timely context and insight around important market trends and events in a short opinion piece. IDC Links provide IDC's point of view on:
- Financial announcements
- Product announcements
- Mergers and acquisitions or divestitures
- Response to news
Correlates the use of specific practices and superior performance as indicated by an analysis of the benchmarking database. Highlights any significant differences between industries. Conclusions provide a set of process priorities for improving a business case and advice on how to overcome change management issues.
Helps buyers to assess their business strategies and/or associated business processes, especially as they relate to the use of technology.
Methods and Practices
Provides a step-by-step description of a method or methods that can be applied. As appropriate, the report may compare the benefits and drawbacks of several methods.
Presents an article written by an Insights analyst on a topic of special interest to a target audience. This information has generally already appeared in an industry publication and is repackaged for display on the Insights Web site.
Helps buyers select the right IT supplier. The report helps buyers understand the various providers of a technology by providing analysis on market landscape, vendor profiles, vendor market share, and vendor assessments.
Presents an interactive spreadsheet tool for analyzing trends and activities in a specific market segment. These tables are available only through an annual subscription service.
Top 10 Predictions
Provides bold, well-conceived market predictions grounded in solid methodologies, primary research, and analyst experience. Lays out a clear road map to understanding major market opportunities and trends.
Provides the latest, select CIS forecast data, primary research survey findings, and critical IDC analyst opinion in a succinct, easy-to-digest PowerPoint format.
Presents a hypothesis about what is happening in the market backed by the results of a demand-side or supply-side survey. The focus is on interpreting and analyzing the survey results and providing a strong point of view along with actionable advice.
IDC Survey Spotlight
Answers a timely question and provides a strong opinion backed by IDC survey data. This is a quick nugget of information that is presented in two concise PowerPoint slides.
Provides an easy-to-use format to post on the Web presentations that were previously delivered at public forums (such as conferences and events) or for internal client meetings and client presentations. It may not come as part of a consulting/custom engagement.
Market Analysis Perspective
Delivers a concise current state view of a market and insight into the impact of future trends. Business executives, product managers, and MI/AR professionals can use this information when looking to understand buyers' perspectives and market impacts.
Announces significant corporate news, such as key hirings or promotions, performance milestones, event highlights, or speaking engagements.
Describes a research product. Usually details the major areas of coverage and deliverables, and outlines key questions and competitive market conditions that the research will address. Includes links to all published research for a research product.
Provides a detailed accounting and review of a vendor's programs, processes, products, service, satisfaction, and/or strategy in a target market. This knowledge helps clients reduce their risk of losing market share or enhance their position over the competition.
Customer Needs and Strategies
Focuses on the important decisions that business and IT professionals make every day.
Industry Developments and Models
Provides a detailed assessment of a specific target market's expansion pattern. This analysis helps clients develop and deploy the right mix of value-add products, programs, or services to support their sales and/or partnering efforts.
Provides an in-depth examination of the dynamics and future of a single market or a group of related markets. The Market Analysis is where we will typically present our forecasts and assumptions, using a key forecast assumptions table.
Provides the future of a single market or a group of related markets. It presents a new or updated market forecast, including key drivers and assumptions used in the forecast.
Provides data on market size, regional allocations, and platform splits as well as a summary of vendor shares for the most recently completed period (year, quarter).
Provides a onetime study produced by a research group that is not published as a deliverable under a subscription service.
Provides a study and interpretation of the results of a demand- or supply-side survey.
Highlights and emphasizes how IDC tracks the market while also making it easier for customers to find and identify IDC Taxonomy documents.
Provides an analysis of the intricacies of an emerging or established technology or the technologies contained within a specific product.
Vendor Needs and Strategies
Provides an in-depth analysis of a company, a small group of companies, a division of a company focused on a particular market, or a best practice that the company exemplifies.
At the McAfee MPOWER 2019 user conference, executives unveiled a streamlined and tightly integrated set of cloud native data security and threat detection and prevention capabilities designed to reduce the complexity of managing sensitive ...
Worldwide Threat Intelligence Security Services Forecast, 2019–2023: Chasing the Adversary Beyond the Perimeter
This IDC study explains the great diversity offered in TISS; a couple of items are worth noting before the larger text. First, TISS fills a need for predictive threat defense (i.e., see threats in the wild and prepare for them). Several ...
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective examines the cybersecurity AIRO (analytics, intelligence, response, and orchestration) market that has been revamped to include the new markets of security analytics, discrete automation and orchestration ...
Broadcom Acquisition of Symantec: Divorce May Benefit the Parties But Not Create an Optimal Outcome
Semiconductor maker Broadcom is acquiring Symantec's Enterprise Security portfolio and brand name in a $10.7 billion deal that separates Symantec's enterprise business from its Norton consumer antivirus and LifeLock businesses. The deal ...
Worldwide Security Information and Event Management Market Shares, 2018: By Size of Business — The Attempt to Serve All Client Needs
This IDC study provides the market share data for worldwide security information and event management by size of business.
"Right now, SIEM enjoys a central and crucial role in the overall cybersecurity postures of organizations," ...
Worldwide Security Information and Event Management Forecast, 2019–2023: By Size of Business — Maintaining Excellence When You Are Surrounded
This IDC study provides a five-year forecast for the worldwide SIEM market.
"SIEM vendors are well positioned as providers of a super-set of technologies that unify and potentially illuminate other cybersecurity technologies," says ...
This IDC Market Perspective provides a detailed description of IDC's semiannual software tracker methodology. It defines what we include as commercial software, the types of software revenue we count, how we attribute and report commercial ...
RSA Security Conference 2019: Enterprise CISOs Seek Relief from Complexities Prompted by Emerging DX Risks
This IDC Perspective provides a commentary on the RSA Security Conference and inferences from the conference as it applies to the security industry overall. Security professionals attending RSA Security Conference 2019 sought solutions that ...
This IDC study provides a detailed description of IDC's software market taxonomy. For 2018, the taxonomy includes 83 individual functional markets grouped within a hierarchy of 19 secondary markets, which in turn aggregate into three primary ...
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Cybersecurity: Creating Meaning with the Terms
This IDC Market Perspective provides formal definitions of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) as they are applied to a multitude of use cases across various vertical markets. As cybersecurity vendors look to differentiate ...
Cybersecurity Marketing from the Analyst Perspective: The Needed Demise of Cybersecurity Feature and Buzzword Marketing
This IDC Market Perspective provides the analyst perspective on cybersecurity marketing. Cybersecurity marketing is not easy. Some attributes of the market do make the marketing issues more acute. However, the fundamental principles are ...
This IDC Web Conference presents a discussion by IDC's Sean Pike on the key predictions that will impact enterprise security purchase decisions over the next one to five years. Senior IT leaders and line-of-business executives will come ...
This IDC study presents IDC's taxonomy of the security products market. It provides definitions of security products across four major platforms: software licenses, virtualization, appliances, and software as a service. It is the foundation ...
This IDC study presents the top 10 predictions for the 2019 worldwide security products and services market.
"We see this as a complicated time for IT and security practitioners as the complexity of networks is changing, the adversary ...
McAfee MPOWER 2018: MVISION, Data Security, EDR, and Cloud Security Take Center Stage, Delivering SaaS-Centric Integration
McAfee executives are preparing customers to migrate from traditional on-premises hardware to fully functional SaaS-delivered security products. Speaking at the McAfee MPOWER Cybersecurity Summit, McAfee CEO Chris Young unveiled MVISION, ...
Trend Micro held its Insight 2018 analyst event October 10-12 in Boston, Massachusetts. Key discussion points surrounded new offerings such as Managed Detection and Response (MDR) and new features to enhance existing offerings such as Deep ...
This IDC Market Perspective provides a recap of the Microsoft Ignite and Microsoft Envision events held the week of September 24, 2018.
"Like its hyperscale cloud service providers competitors, Microsoft is racing forward simultaneously ...
This IDC Vendor Profile analyzes Infocyte's threat hunting solution and highlights the company's differentiation factors in the market. This document also reviews key success factors including strategy, offerings, and target markets.