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Are you ready to take advantage?

Cybersecurity is in the midst of a perfect storm of demand, with high profile attacks making global headlines. With increasing recognition that not all security incidents can be prevented, enterprises are spending a greater percentage of their budget on detection and response.

Ovum’s analyst team has years of experience advising enterprises on cybersecurity best practice, policy, and implementation. This expertise, and our deep understanding of the shift to end-to-end security and its implications, means we are uniquely able to advise technology vendors and service providers on how to profit in this rapidly transitioning market.

Our unique definition

Ovum’s unique definition embraces not just cybersecurity technology, but also the six organizational levers that act with it. This holistic and clearly defined approach is the essential foundation for credible and robust analysis of the cybersecurity market

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Our definition takes into account how enterprises interact with their workforce, customers, partners and suppliers, and also crucially the impact of key levers that define an organization’s approach to security: Governance; Risk; Compliance; People; Process; Technology.

Why Ovum?

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Our Expertise

For more than 30 years our team has been advising enterprises on security policy and practice, and guiding vendors to market success.
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Our Data and Forecasts

Our market data supports robust data driven decision-making with detailed insight into the enterprise security agenda, and forecast spending for cybersecurity products by segment.
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Our Connected Approach

We provide fast actionable advice to vendors on market demand, driven by our close connections to the enterprise and developer communities through Informa’s Black Hat and Dark Reading.

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Research deliverables

Ovum provides a comprehensive set of data and research deliverables to help you understand, assess and act on the cybersecurity opportunity. 

Our ongoing program includes strategy and market trends reports, five-year security software revenue forecasts, Evaluation Reports, Technology Assessments and a regular series of Research Notes.

Together they address critical cybersecurity themes and ensure you are informed of the latest developments across the marketplace.

Our services


Ovum Security Market Assessment

Add an authoritative and credible voice to your campaign

For cybersecurity technology vendors and service providers the imperative is positioning and messaging their product and service portfolio appropriately for a reframed risk-based enterprise security agenda.

An Ovum Security Market Assessment is the perfect marketing asset to help you clearly articulate your offering to match the demands of the quickly evolving enterprise security agenda.  Using Ovum’s Security Market Matrix each assessment shows  enterprises and managed service providers where the product or service supports an enterprise’s overall security posture.

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Ovum's Security Market Matrix


Commission an Ovum Security Market Assessment for:

  • An independent assessment of your product or service portfolio delivered by an experienced team of subject matters experts
  • A clear product or service summary designed and framed for use by enterprises and specialist service providers
  • A campaign asset ready to be deployed by your go-to-market teams

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Cybersecurity Accelerator

Succeed in a complex and transitioning market

This subscription service has been designed to help stakeholders across the cybersecurity landscape understand a complex market in transition. Wherever you play, it will arm you with a comprehensive set of data and research deliverables to help you make the critical decisions necessary to succeed.


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Meet the analysts


Rik Turner

Principal Analyst, Infrastructure Solutions

Alan Rodger

Senior Analyst
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Alan specializes in

  • IT

+ 34 years experience


Mike Sapien

Chief Analyst, Enterprise Services
Mike Sapien

Mike specializes in

  • Data and forecasting
  • Enterprise Services
  • Managed Services

+ 36 years experience


Ian Brown

Senior Analyst, Network Transformation and Cloud

Ian specializes in

  • IT

+ 34 years experience


Malleshwari Pallapothu

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Malleshwari specializes in

  • Market Sizing
  • Data Modelling and Forecasting

+ 9 years experience


Eric Parizo

Senior Analyst
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Eric specializes in

  • Data Protection
  • Information Security
  • Network Security

+ 15 years experience