Worldwide Cloud Security (Software-Defined Compute Workload Security and Firewall Fabric) Market Shares, 2018: Protecting Workloads in Hybrid and Multicloud
Software-defined compute (SDC) encompasses a number of compute abstraction technologies that are implemented at various layers of the system software stack. SDC workload security solutions are not intended to protect the integrity of the SDC infrastructure (hypervisors, control plane/management, and orchestration) but to protect what runs on top of the SDC infrastructure (virtual machines [VMs] and containers). SDC workload security and firewall fabrics are components of an integrated set of offerings that span threat protection, vulnerability management, analytics, and data integrity for software-defined compute environments.
In 2009, Trend Micro bought Third Brigade, a provider of host intrusion prevention software (HIPS) and firewall software. Starting with 50 Third Brigade employees, Trend Micro has become the dominant leader in SDC workload security. Vendors such as Symantec, McAfee, Cisco, and Palo Alto Networks are making strong efforts to grab future share of the market from Trend Micro. "The rising tide" bodes well for all vendors.