Industrial/OT Cybersecurity Network Security Solutions

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

Industrial/OT Network Solutions: Enabling Isolation of Critical Assets and Operations

Industrial/OT network security solutions include a broad range of products for protecting plant networks.  This is a distinct segment of the overall networking products market, distinguished by the unique requirements of systems that control critical industrial assets and infrastructure.  This market segment is also distinguished by its focus on operational safety and availability, as opposed to the conventional IT focus on information privacy and confidentiality.  

ARC Industrial/OT Cybersecurity Maturity ModelMany industrial organizations have already implemented basic network security solutions, but the market still offers good growth opportunities.   Cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities are incredibly dynamic and this creates an ongoing need for more sophisticated tools and services.  Governmental actions like the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and regulatory developments like NERC CIP Version 5 add urgency to these investments.  Nations that actively support cyber-espionage are likewise having an impact and causing companies to review and strengthen cybersecurity and business continuity strategies. 

The market for industrial/OT cybersecurity network security solutions 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 good growth opportunities for suppliers that understand the challenges and significant changes occurring in this market.  This report provides the insight suppliers need to navigate this dynamic landscape. 

Industrial/OT Cybersecurity Network Security Solutions Market Strategic Issues 

Safety, environmental, and financial risks will continue to drive demand for better network security 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 network security solutions market.    

ICS Sales Impact Demand for Network Security Solutions

Sales of new industrial control systems drive a major portion of the sales of industrial/OT network security solutions. Today, most industrial control systems (ICS) are delivered with security in mind, whether they are upgrades of existing systems or controls for new facilities. ARC’s projections for the industrial/OT network security solutions market reflect ARC’s forecasts for DCS, PLC, and SCADA system sales. NGFW sales are driven by all control system sales, while sales of products with industrial deep packet inspection capabilities are adjusted to reflect 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 network security solutions market reflect this effect through delays in the timing of sales in different regions and industries.

Secure Perimeters and Internal Security Zones Contain Lateral Movement

As basic security measures add little cost to an ICS system, most organizations include funding for additional zone and device specific firewalls to satisfy company, industry, and regional security concerns in every CAPEX request for ICS systems and upgrades. Use of firewalls to zone systems is also a key consideration to meet standards and security recommendations in cases where existing systems are upgraded with security solutions.

Digital Transformation Creates New Network Security Issues

Digital transformation initiatives create new cyber risks with cloud connections, expanded use of new sensors, and increases in mobile devices. These efforts have continued and even accelerated in some industries during the pandemic. Other industries are using digital transformation to address recovery challenges and alleviate future dependence on on-site workers. Industrial/OT network solutions play an essential role in enabling these efforts. This is reflected in the market growth forecasts according to region, industry, and product category.    

Industrial/OT 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    

 

Industrial Cybersecurity Network Security Solutions Study Formats and Editions Available

This market study may be purchased as a concise, executive-level Market Analysis Report (PDF). 

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Worldwide Research Focus Areas

Strategic Analysis

  • Network Solutions used in Industrial/OT Cybersecurity
  • Trends Driving Adoption of IT Network Security Solutions in OT Systems
  • Strategies for Buyers and Suppliers

Scope of Research

  • Market Forecasts by Region
  • Market Forecasts by Industry
  • Market Forecasts by Network Security Product Type

Market Size & Forecast

  • Total Industrial/OT Cybersecurity Network Security Market
  • Revenues by Region
    • North America
    • Europe, Middle East, Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Revenues by Major Vertical Industry
    • Electrical Power Generation and T&D
    • Chemical and Petrochemical
    • Oil & Gas
    • Automotive, Pharmaceutical, and Food & Beverage
    • Water & Wastewater
    • Other Manufacturing
    • Other Critical Infrastructure
  • Revenues by Product Type
    • Next Generation Firewalls (NGFW)
    • NGFW with ICS DPI 
    • ICS DPI Firewalls

Industry Participants

The research identifies the relevant suppliers serving this market. 

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