SMB security spending worldwide: trends and forecasts 2020–2025

29 January 2021 | Research

Forecast report | PPTX and PDF (15 slides); Excel | Cyber Security

"SMBs worldwide spent over USD57 billion in 2020 on securing their data and devices, and the growth rate of this spending is expected to surpass 10% annually by 2025."


This report provides forecasts for cyber-security spending by small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) worldwide. It quantifies the revenue opportunity for security vendors and service providers in 8 key security categories (endpoint security, network security, mobile security, security hardware, data security, web and email security, product support services and remotely managed security services) and 25 sub-categories.

This report provides:

  • SMB spending forecasts for 8 different high-level security categories and 25 sub-categories for the period 2020–2025
  • comparisons of spending growth for cloud and on-premises security solutions
  • an outlook for security spending across businesses with varying numbers of employees
  • security spending forecasts broken down by routes to market: managed service providers (MSPs)/system integrators (SIs), resellers/value-added resellers (VARs), retailers, telecoms operators (direct) and directly from security vendors.


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