Shortage of cyber security professionals remains a big challenge

Newark, De (USA)

According to the network access control (NAC) market analysis by Future Market Insights (FMI), the adoption of network access control technology and solutions is estimated to grow with a CAGR of 27.5% from 2022-2032.  However, in spite of this robust growth curve their remains a massive skills shortage in the field of cyber security and this is presenting organisations with many difficult challenges. 

The report states that the market is expected to reach a valuation of around US$ 27,409.4 million by the end of 2032. As per FMI, the proliferation of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend across enterprises is ultimately propelling the demand in recent years. Network access control solutions are designed to protect a network, and endpoints and enforce unified network security policy across the IT infrastructure.

With the growing adoption of enterprise mobility management (EMM) and mobile device management (MDM), there has been a rapid increase in the no. of endpoints accessing enterprise networks. Hence, the NAC systems protect the user-owned devices from network vulnerabilities and separate them from corporate-owned devices securely.

To defend their networks from this influx of unmanaged devices, organisations must keep existing network access control up to date or purchase network access control. Network access control solutions increase IoT device characterisation, particularly in certain vertical markets.

Some of the key takeaways from the research findings are below:

  • By component, the network access control appliances segment is anticipated to account for the leading share in the global demand for network access control during the forecast period. However, the network access control software segment is estimated to grow at a robust CAGR of 29.9% through 2032.
  • Among the enterprise size, the SME segment is estimated to grow by 28.8% CAGR during the forecast period.
  • By Industry, the IT and telecom segment is anticipated to increase at the highest CAGR of 31.1% between 2022 & 2032.
  • North American region is dominating the network access control market followed by the Europe region in 2022. South Asia & Pacific is estimated as the fastest growing region during the forecast period.
  • The market in the U.S. is expected to progress at a CAGR of around 25.0% through 2032.
  • In China, the network access control market is expected to grow by 10.8X during the forecast period.

Shortage of skilled security professionals a big challenge

Organisations are finding it difficult to keep up with cyber security threats due to a significant scarcity of experienced professional security professionals. To overcome these resource restrictions, businesses require stronger security tools and automated processes.

While a business or major corporation may have the means to put up an expert security team, they will most likely be forced to execute a variety of other IT tasks. Many functions can be offloaded and their burden can be automated using next-generation network access control.

To offer critical tools for security monitoring, such efficient network access controls are being created. In order to serve large corporations and SMEs, NAC solution providers collaborate with managed security services providers (MSSPs), to broaden their capabilities.


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