While the adoption of on-premise solutions recorded a slowdown for both WAF and DDoS markets across the APAC region, investment in cloud-based DDoS and WAF services continued to increase significantly. The slowdown in adoption of on-premise solutions reflects a shift of organizations away from appliance-based solutions that are difficult to scale up and out to deal with the increasingly sophisticated threat landscape when it comes to application layer security. This may also be attributable to the purchase and replacement life cycle of the products, as particularly relevant for service provider customers (telcos and managed service providers)–the largest adopters of on-premise DDoS solutions.
Increasing investment in cloud-based DDoS and WAF services indicated a growing interest among enterprises in always-on, scalable, and management-free security services. As more and more enterprises are migrating their applications to the cloud, cloud-based security services are increasingly emerging as the preferred option. As many cloud-based services providers are offering both WAF and DDoS mitigation services on the same platform and package, it is easier for enterprises to adopt these technologies to reduce the complexity in management of separate DDoS and WAF boxes.
Companies mentioned in the DDoS protection and WAF market competitive landscape include Imperva, DBAPPSecurity, Akamai, Penta Security Systems, Venustech, NSFOCUS, Alibaba Cloud, F5 Networks, Sangfor, Monitorapp, NETSCOUT Systems, Huawei, Radware, Nexusguard, Verisign, and other participants. Countries included in this study are Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, Japan, and South Korea.