Important Market Drivers for Network Security Firewalls

Important Market Drivers for Network Security Firewalls

Enterprise Networking Mag | Wednesday, November 24, 2021

FREMONT, CA: According to MarketsandMarkets' research report "Network Security Firewall Market by Component, Solution (SS7 and Diameter Firewall) and SMS Firewall (A2P and P2A Messaging), Deployment, and Region—Global Forecast to 2025," the global network security firewall market is expected to grow from USD 3.8 billion in 2020 to USD 10.5 billion by 2025, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of. Increased demand for network security and privacy, the introduction of NextGen technologies for network security; new vulnerabilities in SS7; and administrative regulations, and the advancement of digital transformation in the telecommunications industry are all significant factors driving the network security firewall market.

The diameter firewall subsegment is expected to expand at a rapid pace during the forecast period.

Diameter is an IP protocol that enables all fixed and mobile networks to provide Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) services. The protocol enables infinite scalability, fault tolerance, and secure and reliable data packet transmission over IP networks. However, attackers can exploit the relationship between the SS7 and diameter networks to track LTE users through GSM networks by transmitting data packets from legacy networks such as PSTN/GSM to LTE. This is referred to as a diameter attack. The diameter firewall safeguards the operator's network against diameter-based LTE/EPC network attacks. The firewall monitors and filters IP packets received from other LTE or GSM networks, preventing the exchange of anomalous data packets from unauthorized networks. A diameter firewall can identify and block a wide variety of attacks before any damage is done, rather than requiring manual configuration to prevent further attacks from a specific source following an attack.

During the forecast period, managed services will account for the largest share of the market.

Managed services are used to outsource an enterprise's entire security function or a specific aspect of it. Managed service providers offer a comprehensive suite of dedicated firewall services customized to an organization's unique hosting environment and security requirements. These services provide the technical expertise necessary to maintain and update all software on the cloud and on-premises platforms. All pre-and post-deployment questions and requirements of customers are addressed through managed services. Managed services provide end-users with software explicitly configured for their needs and assist with the software's usage. Additionally, they offer dedicated hosting and maintenance services. The managed services are firewall deployment, monitoring and vigilance, remote support, client-hosted operations, and firewall configuration and management. With the increasing prevalence of SMS malware and malicious intrusions, the managed services segment of the network security firewall market is expected to grow during the forecast period.

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