Report Overview

Juniper Research’s new Unified Threat Management Market research report provides an independent analysis of the future trajectory of this dynamic market within the wider cybersecurity landscape, with these solutions, also known as NGFW (Next-generation Firewalls), representing a new technological approach. It provides a comprehensive study of key industry trends, including the growth expected in the use of unified threat management systems, how these systems will transform the way enterprises manage their cybersecurity risks, and how smaller businesses are beginning to adopt these services. The report analyses how these systems will deal with wider changes within the cybersecurity space, including emerging advanced threat types.

The research also presents insightful forecasts for the market, including the number of businesses adopting next-generation firewall solutions and the associated spend by those businesses.

The unified threat management report positions 17 key players in the Juniper Research Competitor Leaderboard; providing an invaluable resource for stakeholders seeking to understand the competitive landscape in this highly varied and complex market.

The research suite comprises:
  • Strategy & Forecasts (PDF)
  • 5-year Market Sizing & Forecast Spreadsheet (Excel)
  • 12 Months’ Access to harvest Online Data Platform
Key Market Statistics
Market size in 2023: $7.5bn
Market size in 2028: $14.8bn
2023 to 2028 Growth: 98%

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Key Features

  • Market Dynamics: Provides a detailed assessment of market drivers and the key market trends within the unified threat management market, as well as an in-depth evaluation of the future growth of the market and readiness for further disruption. This includes an analysis of the state of the overall cybersecurity market and the external threats being faced within network security. This enables readers to understand the critical innovations driving this market forward.
  • Key Takeaways & Strategic Recommendations: Featuring growth opportunities and crucial factors for unified threat management platforms highlighted across the landscape; making for important reading for key stakeholders, including the platforms themselves, broader cybersecurity vendors and regulators.
  • Juniper Research Competitor Leaderboard: Key player capability and capacity assessment for 17 unified threat management providers; positioning them as either established leaders, leading challengers, or disruptors and challengers. Our Competitor Leaderboard scores these companies on their size of operations in the space, their extent and breadth of market partnerships, the sophistication of their platforms and Juniper Research’s view on each company’s innovation and future business prospects. The company profiles included in the Competitor Leaderboard are the following:
    • Arista
    • Barracuda Networks Inc
    • Broadcom
    • Check Point Software Technologies Ltd
    • Cisco Systems
    • Clavister
    • Comodo Group
    • Fortinet Inc
    • Hillstone Networks
    • IBM Corporation
    • Juniper Networks Inc
    • Palo Alto Networks Inc
    • SonicWall Inc
    • Sophos
    • Trustwave
    • Venustech
    • WatchGuard Technologies, Inc
  • Benchmark Industry Forecasts: 5-year forecasts for the unified threat management market, including the number of businesses adopting UTM solutions, and the associated enterprise spend. These metrics are split by business size, including large and SME. This data is also split by our 8 key regions and 60 countries as follows:
  • North America:
    • Canada, US
  • Latin America:
    • Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay
  • West Europe:
    • Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK
  • Central & East Europe:
    • Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine
  • Far East & China:
    • China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea
  • Indian Subcontinent:
    • Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan
  • Rest of Asia Pacific:
    • Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Africa & Middle East
    • Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Kenya, Kuwait, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates

Key Questions Answered

  1. Who are the most successful players in the unified threat management space, and why?
  2. What are the largest segments for growth within unified threat management?
  3. What role does machine learning play within unified threat management?
  4. What is the value of the unified threat management market today, and what will it be in 2028?
  5. What factors will spur unified threat management growth, both nationally and internationally?

Companies Referenced

Included in the Juniper Research Competitor Leaderboard: Arista, Barracuda Networks, Broadcom, Check Point, Cisco Umbrella, Clavister, Comodo Group, Fortinet, Hillstone Networks, IBM, Juniper Networks, Palo Alto Networks, SonicWall, Sophos, Trustwave, Venustech, WatchGuard.
Mentioned: AB Bank, ACBA-Credit Agricole Bank, Accenture, Accor, Acorn Campus Ventures, Adobe, Advanced Micro Devices, Agricultural Bank of China, AIG, Airbus, Algeria Telecom, AliBaba, Amdocs, America First Credit Union, Anthem, Apple, Array Networks, Aston Martin, Atos, auth0, Authorize.Net, Avago Technologies, Avanan, Aviva, Awake Security, AWS, Bank of China, Bank One, Barracuda, BBVA, BDO, Big Switch, Bloomberg, Boeing, Braintrace, Bridgecrew, Brocade, Brompton Bikes, BT, Canon, Capsule8, Carrefour, China Construction Bank, China Mobile, China Telecom, China Union Pay, Cider Security, Citrix, City of Philadelphia, Cognizant, ConnectWise, CVS, DEFTA Partners, Dell, Deloitte, Delta Airlines, Deutsche Telekom, DHL, D-Link, Dragos, Esri, European Commission, European Investment Bank, Finastra, FireEye, First Data Corporation, FIS, Flexera, Forbes, Forcepoint, Ford, Gaumont, Globespan Capital Brothers, Google, Grab, Honda, Honeywell, HostGator, HP, HPE, ICBC, Indonet Partners, Intel, Kaspersky Lab, Kenna Security Inc, Keolis, Lehman Brothers, Loreal, Mastercard, McAfee, Meritech Capital Partners, Microsoft , Mitsubishi, Morrisons, Mount Sinai, MTN, MyDLP, MySQL, NASDAQ, National Airlines Corporation, National Grid, NHS, Nissan, Nokia, Nvidia, Oil India, Okta, OMEN Technologies AB, Opaq, Open Stack, OPSWAT, Oracle, Panasonic, Panda Security, Panopta, Phenix ID, Philips, Ping Identity, Proofpoint, PUMA, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Rabobank, Rakuten, RCB Bank, Red Hat, Redpoint, Refactr, RSA Security, Samsung SDS, SAP, Sentinel One, Sequoia Capital, Sharp, ShieldX Networks,, Slack, Société Générale, Spectral, Splunk, State of Utah, Stellar Cyber, Surgate Labs, Swarovski, Symantec CloudSOC, Telefónica, Tencent, Thales, The National Football League, The National Gallery, The New York Times, The People’s Bank of China, The Ritz London, Thoma Bravo, Toyota, Toys R Us, Trend Micro, T-Systems, Turkcell, UCLA, Unitel, University of Colorado, Verizon, Visa, VMware, Vodafone, William Hill, WiteSand, Xero, Zoom, ZScaler.

Data & Interactive Forecast

The Unified Threat Management Market forecast suite includes 5-year forecasts for this market, including the following:
  • The number of businesses that are adopting unified threat management solutions.
  • The associated spend from businesses adopting unified threat management.
The above metrics are split by business size: large businesses and SMEs (Small & Medium Enterprises).
Geographical splits: 60 countries
Number of tables: 18 tables
Number of datapoints: Over 7,300 datapoints

harvest: Our online data platform, harvest, contains the very latest market data and is updated throughout the year. This is a fully featured platform; enabling clients to better understand key data trends and manipulate charts and tables; overlaying different forecasts within the one chart – using the comparison tool. Empower your business with our market intelligence centre, and get alerted whenever your data is updated.

Interactive Excels (IFxl): Our IFxl tool enables clients to manipulate both forecast data and charts, within an Excel environment, to test their own assumptions using the interactive scenario tool and compare selected markets side by side in customised charts and tables. IFxls greatly increase a clients’ ability to both understand a particular market and to integrate their own views into the model.

Forecast Summary

Spend on unified threat management by enterprises will increase by 98% between 2023 and 2028 globally, from $7.5 billion in 2023.

As the cyberthreat landscape becomes more complex, with growing enterprise cloud adoption, IoT devices being used, and AI powering new threats, unified threat management is necessary for enterprises to stay secure. As such, we anticipate increasing levels of investment by enterprises, as they come to terms with the expanding threat landscape.

Juniper Research has released its latest Competitor Leaderboard for 2023. Underpinned by a robust scoring methodology, the new Competitor Leaderboard ranked the top 17 unified threat management platforms, using criteria such as the completeness of their solutions and their future business prospects.

The top 5 vendors for 2023:
1. IBM
2. Cisco Umbrella
3. Juniper Networks
4. Fortinet
5. Palo Alto Networks

The leading players scored well based on their breadth of protection capabilities, as well as their use of AI for managing evolving threats and coordinating responses. In order to stay ahead of the competition, vendors must develop advanced SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) solutions, which enable local and remote services to be protected with the same security and networking policies, to further advance security.

Enterprises want to minimise risk, whilst increasing value from IT spend. Unified threat management enables enterprises to collate and act on information in a single location, reducing complexity and cost. The best vendors will leverage AI to reduce manual requirements and increase the return on investment for businesses.



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Jun 2023




Research Details

Juniper Research
Damla Sat, Nick Maynard
Security & Identity
8 Key Regions - includes North America, Latin America, West Europe, Central & East Europe, Far East & China, Indian Subcontinent, Rest of Asia Pacific and Africa & Middle East
Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, South Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, UK, Uruguay, USA, Vietnam