According to IDC, worldwide spending on security products and services will enjoy solid growth over the next five years as organisations continue to invest in solutions to meet a wide range of security threats and requirements.
Services will receive the largest share of security spending in 2019 with more than $47 billion going toward managed security services, integration services, consulting services, and IT education and training. Services will also have the fastest spending growth with a five-year CAGR of 11.2%. Software will be the second largest area of spending in 2019 with nearly $38 billion being allocated to a range of products, including endpoint security software, identity and digital trust software, and security analytics, intelligence, response and orchestration software. Hardware spending will be more than $21 billion this year with much of that total going to network security products.