The global web application firewall market exhibited strong growth during 2015-2020. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to grow at a CAGR of around 19% during 2021-2026. Keeping in mind the uncertainties of COVID-19, we are continuously tracking and evaluating the direct as well as the indirect influence of the pandemic on different end use industries. These insights are included in the report as a major market contributor.

Web application firewall (WAF) refers to a hardware- or software-based solution used to monitor the network traffic on web-enabled applications. It provides protection by blocking data packets and establishing a secure barrier between the external environment and the computer. This prevents zero-day exploits, malware infections, impersonations and other unknown threats and cyber vulnerabilities. Some of the commonly used WAFs include network-, host- and cloud-based WAF. They filter an information source through whitelisting, blacklisting or a combination of both. They offer various advantages, such as agile protection against web attacks, improved visibility of the web traffic, ease of deployment and cost-effectiveness.

The increasing instances of cyberattacks and frauds over the internet represent as the key factors driving the growth of the market. WAFs are mainly used by organizations with online retailing and banking platforms to secure their operations and protect the sensitive data of consumers. Furthermore, widespread adoption of firewalls by the healthcare sector is providing a boost to the market. WAFs aid in preventing unauthorized access to critical healthcare networks and electronic patient records through Wi-Fi enabled equipment and other connected devices. Additionally, various technological advancements, such as the advent of virtual cloud resources, are acting as other growth-inducing factors. Cloud-based WAF solutions offer numerous services to organizations, such as bot detection and enforcement, access control, caching, threat intelligence, application program interface (API) and malware detection, that aid in monitoring the flow of data. Other factors, including improvements in the information technology (IT) infrastructure, along with extensive research and development (R&D) activities, are expected to drive the market further.

Key Market Segmentation:
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global web application firewall market, along with forecasts at the global, regional and country level from 2021-2026. Our report has categorized the market based on deployment, organization size, service and end use industry.

Breakup by Deployment:

Cloud-based
On-premises

Breakup by Organization Size:

Large Enterprises
Small and Medium Enterprises

Breakup by Service:

Professional services
Managed services

Breakup by End Use Industry:

Government and Defense
BFSI
Retail
Healthcare
IT and Telecom
Energy and Utilities
Manufacturing
Others

Breakup by Region:

North America
United States
Canada
Asia Pacific
China
Japan
India
South Korea
Australia
Indonesia
Others
Europe
Germany
France
United Kingdom
Italy
Spain
Russia
Others
Latin America
Brazil
Mexico
Others
Middle East and Africa

Competitive Landscape:
The competitive landscape of the industry has also been examined with some of the key players being Akamai Technologies Inc., Applicure Technology Ltd., Barracuda Networks Inc., Citrix Systems Inc., Cloudflare Inc., Ergon Informatik AG, F5 Networks Inc., Fortinet Inc., Imperva Inc., Nsfocus Information Technology Co. Ltd., Penta Security Systems Inc. (Finleap), Qualys Inc. and Radware Ltd. Key Questions Answered in This Report:
How has the global web application firewall market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
What has been the impact of COVID-19 on the global web application firewall market?
What are the key regional markets?
What is the breakup of the market based on the deployment?
What is the breakup of the market based on the organization size?
What is the breakup of the market based on the service?
What is the breakup of the market based on the end use industry?
What are the various stages in the value chain of the industry?
What are the key driving factors and challenges in the industry?
What is the structure of the global web application firewall market and who are the key players?
What is the degree of competition in the industry?