Industrial Cybersecurity Endpoint Protection Solutions

This research provides granular information about the industrial/OT endpoint protection solutions market.  This includes market size and growth forecasts for industrial/OT endpoint protection solutions across different global regions, industrial sectors, and product categories.  The research also identifies and positions key suppliers across various market segments.  

Industrial Endpoint Protection: An Essential Element in Every Security Strategy

Endpoint protection is a foundational element in every industrial/OT cybersecurity strategy.  Despite the known limitations, most industrial companies still use anti-malware software wherever possible in their control systems.  Some also use application whitelisting solutions to protect assets.  Automation companies are likewise applying these security products in their control systems.

Industrial Cybersecurity Endpoint Protection SolutionsEndpoint protection solutions used in industrial/OT systems are generally the same as those used for corporate IT.  However, there are constraints on the products that are applicable for use in industrial control systems because users have unique challenges in maintaining malware signatures, etc.  These differences impact the features industrial users want and the value they place on the new developments occurring in the endpoint protection market.

Suppliers in this market provide industrial/OT endpoint security solutions to automation companies, system integrators, and end users.  These products are used to secure new and previously installed automation and SCADA systems. Market success requires an understanding of industrial control system needs.

The industrial Endpoint Protection Solutions market experienced strong growth in recent years.  Increased awareness of cyber risks, governmental actions, and more comprehensive regulations accelerated investments in basic cybersecurity defenses.  Sophisticated attacks and ransomware drove demand for more advanced cybersecurity products and services.  

ARC research shows that the future also offers good growth opportunities for suppliers that understand the challenges and the significant changes occurring in the overall industrial cybersecurity market.  This report provides the insight suppliers need to navigate this dynamic landscape.

Industrial Endpoint Protection Market Strategic Issues 

Safety, environmental, and financial risks will continue to drive use of endpoint protection solutions in industrial/OT cybersecurity programs.  The risks of compromises are simply too large for industrial companies to ignore. Operational changes are also creating new security challenges that must be addressed.  

Following are some other factors that will impact growth in the industrial/OT cybersecurity endpoint protection solutions market.

Digital Transformation Initiatives

Digital transformation initiatives create new cyber risks with cloud connections, expanded use of new sensors, and increases in mobile devices. While ARC’s definition of the industrial/OT endpoint protection market doesn’t include protection of cloud, mobile, or IoT devices, all of these developments will increase concern about protecting PC devices within industrial/OT systems from compromise.

Industrial Endpoint Protection Solutions Are Mandatory for Every Cybersecurity Program

Industrial/OT endpoint protection solutions are considered foundational elements in cybersecurity standards and guidelines. As a result, the availability of capital will have less impact on this market than for more advanced cybersecurity products.

Sales of New Industrial Control Systems

Sales of new industrial control systems drive a major portion of the sales of industrial/OT endpoint protection solutions. ARC’s projections for the industrial/OT endpoint protection solutions market reflect ARC’s forecasts for industrial control system markets. Anti-malware sales are driven by all control system sales, while sales of application whitelisting products depend on industry and regional requirements.

Investments in Industrial/OT Cybersecurity Technology 

Investments in industrial/OT cybersecurity technology for legacy systems is another major market driver, but subject to different considerations. Depending on industry and region, managers may consider security discretionary and postpone these investments. ARC’s growth projections for the industrial/OT endpoint security solutions market reflect this effect through delays in the timing of sales in different regions and industries.

Industrial Cybersecurity Spans Many Product and Service Markets

The Industrial/OT Cybersecurity market spans several different technology and service categories.  Following are all the reports in ARC’s coverage of the industrial/OT cybersecurity market:

  • Industrial/OT Network Security Solutions
  • Industrial/OT Endpoint Protection Solutions
  • Industrial/OT Cybersecurity Management Solutions
  • Industrial/OT Secure Connectivity Solutions
  • Industrial/OT Cybersecurity Services     
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Worldwide Research Focus Areas

Strategic Analysis

  • Endpoint Protection Strategies in Industrial/OT Cybersecurity
  • Trends Driving Adoption of IT Endpoint Protection Solutions in OT Systems
  • Strategies for Buyers and Suppliers

Scope of Research

  • Market Forecasts by Region
  • Market Forecasts by Industry
  • Market Forecasts by Endpoint Protection Products

Market Size & Forecast

  • Total Industrial/OT Cybersecurity Endpoint Protection Market
  • Revenues by Region
    • North America
    • Europe, Middle East, Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Revenues by Industry
    • Automotive
    • Building Automation
    • Cement & Glass
    • Chemical
    • Electric Power Generation
    • Electric Power T&D
    • Electronics & Electrical
    • Food & Beverage
    • Machinery
    • Metals
    • Mining
    • Oil & Gas
    • Petrochemical
    • Pharmaceutical & Biotech
    • Pulp & Paper
    • Refining
    • Semiconductors
    • Water & Wastewater
  • Revenues by Industry Segment
    • Electrical Power Generation and T&D
    • Chemical and Petrochemical
    • Oil & Gas including Refining
    • Automotive, Pharmaceutical, and Food & Beverage
    • Water & Wastewater
    • Other Manufacturing
    • Other Critical Infrastructure
  • Revenues by Product Type
    • Anti-Malware & HID Management
    • Application Whitelisting Management

Industry Participants

The research identifies the major suppliers serving this market. 

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