Africa Cyber Security Market Poised To USD 2.32 Billion by 2020

The report on “Africa Cyber Security Market by Solution (IAM, Risk and Compliance Management, IDS/IPS, Encryption, Antivirus and Antimalware, Firewall, DLP, UTM, Security and Vulnerability management.

Press Release - Aug 13, 2015 ( - The protection of valuable intellectual property and business information in digital form, against theft and misuse is a critical need for all businesses. The African countries have identified weak cyber security infrastructure as one of the major concerns.  Over the past few years, most of the large organizations in this region, including oil and gas, utilities, and banks, have strengthened their cyber security capabilities. However, the speed at which the companies are deploying security solutions is relatively slow, as compared to other regions.

One of the major factors that have helped the Africa cyber security market to grow is the increasing focus of governments on enhancing the regulations and compliance requirements. Apart from this, factors such as the need for unified cyber solutions, increased internet subscriptions, and data disclosure mandates, enhanced enterprise mobility, and increased spending pattern on security forums are boosting the demand for cyber security solutions. These factors have greatly contributed toward the growth of the Africa cyber security market and have emerged the major growth drivers for the market.

The major players include in the Africa cyber security space include EMC Corporation, Fortinet, IBM, Cisco Systems, Symantec, McAfee, Check Point, and Hewlett-Packard. These players provide innovative cyber security solutions in the form of individual components as well as suites, which get delivered on-premises or via cloud.

The notable players in this domain such as Cisco, IBM, EMC, CSC, Symantec, McAfee, HP, and Fortinet  are expected to develop more advanced and user-friendly solutions to equip organizations with the necessary tools to combat cyber-attacks and thus, create notable market traction during the forecast period.

The Africa cyber security market is estimated to grow from $0.92 Billion in 2015 to $2.32 Billion by 2020, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.41% from 2015 to 2020. On the basis of countries, South Africa is expected to be the largest market in terms of market size, while emerging economies like Morocco and Nigeria are expected to experience increased market traction with high CAGRs during the forecast period.

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Aug 13, 2015