India tops in security spending

Australia and India are the next two largest countries in terms of security spending due to the presence of large number of businesses…reports Asian Lite News

Driven by increased cloud adoption and massive work-from-home migration, Australia and India will account 26 per cent of the overall security spending in the Asia-Pacific region in 2021, according to the IDC.

Australia and India are the next two largest countries in terms of security spending due to the presence of large number of businesses catering to domestic as well as international customers.

Overall, spending on security hardware, services, and software in Asia/Pacific is expected to reach $23.1 billion in 2021 — an increase of 12.6 per cent over the previous year.


IDC expects investment on security related products and services to grow at a five-year CAGR of 13.3 per cent over the forecast period (2019-24) and reach $35 billion by 2024.

“In Asia/Pacific, investments on security-related products and solutions (endpoint security, VPN, and firewalls) will experience double-digit growth in 2021 due to the increased spending by both governments and enterprises (particularly in the banking, telecom, and professional services industry),” explained Sharad Kotagi, Associate Market Analyst at IDC IT Spending Guides, Customer Insights ans Analysis.

The industries that are seeing the greatest increase in security spending this year are state/local government (18.5 per cent), transportation (13.9 per cent), and retail (13.7 per cent) — driven by increased focus on data security, e-commerce, work from home, digitalization of logistic monitoring, payments, and contracts.

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