Cloud Security Market in Retail - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Cloud Security Market in Retail can be segmented by Solution (Identity and Access Management, Data Loss Prevention, IDS/IPS, Security Information and Event Management, and Encryption), Security (Application Security, Database Security, Endpoint Security, Network Security, and Web and Email Security), Deployment Mode (Private, Hybrid, and Public), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

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Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 27.8 %

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Market Overview

The cloud security market in retail is expected to register a CAGR of 27.8% over the forecast period of 2021-2026. According to Cost of a Data Breach Study by Ponemon Institute in 2018, the average cost of a data breach was USD 3.86 million, a 6.4% (USD 3.62 million) increase from 2017. To counter the same, investment in cloud security solutions in retail is increasing.

  • The growing threats of cyber-attacks are augmenting the market growth. According to the latest report by Thales e-Security, half of the US retailers’ data were breached in the past year, which was above the 27% global average for retailers. Most of the login attempts made on online retailers' websites were by hackers for using stolen data.
  • Migration of retail decision processes from on-premise to cloud is a challenge, as most of the processes like merchandise management and accounting are supported by on-premise solutions. The retailers should focus on new events, like customer information storage or customer buying pattern that could be transferred to the cloud. For the old events, a more intelligent ERP system could be developed to enable the retail functions to scale as needed.

Scope of the Report

the retailers want to enable a seamless customer experience and ensure staying away from the security breach headlines. Hence, they are adopting cloud applications to balance efficiency and security. It helps them to maximize shareholder value, streamline their business operations, and effectively address customer expectations.

By Solution
Identity and Access Management
Data Loss Prevention
Intrusion Detection and Prevention
Security Information and Event Management
By Security
Application Security
Database Security
Endpoint Security
Network Security
Web and Email Security
By Deployment Mode
North America
Latin America
Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Intrusion Detection and Prevention to Register a Significant Growth

  • An Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) monitors the network traffic for signs of a possible attack. When it detects potentially dangerous activity, it takes action to stop the attack. Often, this takes the form of dropping malicious packets, blocking network traffic, or resetting connections. The IDPS also usually sends an alert to security administrators about the potential malicious activity.
  • The two main contributors to the successful deployment and operation of an IDS or IPS are the deployed signatures and the network traffic that flows through it.
  • According to Insider Threat report in 2018, most of the insider exploits are detected through IDPS. This indicates the popularity of IDPS and explains why a majority of the vendors are offering this service. 
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Asia-Pacific to Witness the Highest Growth

  • Asia is a major player in the changing retail landscape, pwing to the rise in e-commerce startups. China leads the e-commerce market, with Alibaba recently opening a pop-up store in Australia and reflecting the ‘phygital’ trend toward digitally-enhanced offline experiences.
  • Offline retail is also gaining popularity. According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), it employs an aggregate of 44.6 million workers, which represents 16% of the region’s total employment.
  • Kroger and Microsoft announced a collaboration in January 2019 to redefine the customers' experience using Kroger Technology products powered by Microsoft Azure, the retailer’s preferred cloud platform for Retail-as-a-Service (RaaS). 
  • To retain the data authenticity generated by retail industry (for instance, customers' shopping data for personalization), there is a move toward cloud, and hence, its security is of utmost importance. 
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Competitive Landscape

The market for cloud security in retail is fragmented, owing to the rise in concerns regarding cyber attacks. Many companies are expanding their services to cater to online and offline stores. 

  • May 2019 - Trend Micro extended the reach of its container security offerings to inspect all lateral and horizontal traffic movements between the containers and platform layers. It has added support for scanning of images prior to being loaded into a container registry. 
  • February 2019 - Imperva and Prevoty announced to create a consolidated, and comprehensive platform for application and data security. The combination of Imperva and RASP (Prevoty's flagship product) extends customers’ visibility into how applications behave and how users interact with sensitive information. 
  • February 2019 - Symantec launched Email Fraud Protection, an automated solution that helps the organizations block fraudulent emails from reaching enterprises for ensuring complete brand reputation and sender trust. 

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Introduction to Market Drivers and Restraints

    3. 4.3 Market Drivers

      1. 4.3.1 Growing Threats of Cyber Attacks are Augmenting Market Growth

    4. 4.4 Market Restraints

      1. 4.4.1 Migration of Retail Processes from On-Premise to Cloud is a Major Challenge

    5. 4.5 Value Chain Analysis

    6. 4.6 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.6.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.6.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.6.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.6.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.6.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Solution

      1. 5.1.1 Identity and Access Management

      2. 5.1.2 Data Loss Prevention

      3. 5.1.3 Intrusion Detection and Prevention

      4. 5.1.4 Security Information and Event Management

      5. 5.1.5 Encryption

    2. 5.2 By Security

      1. 5.2.1 Application Security

      2. 5.2.2 Database Security

      3. 5.2.3 Endpoint Security

      4. 5.2.4 Network Security

      5. 5.2.5 Web and Email Security

    3. 5.3 By Deployment Mode

      1. 5.3.1 Private

      2. 5.3.2 Hybrid

      3. 5.3.3 Public

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 Latin America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Trend Micro Inc.

      2. 6.1.2 Imperva Inc.

      3. 6.1.3 Broadcom Inc.

      4. 6.1.4 IBM Corporation

      5. 6.1.5 Cisco Systems Inc.

      6. 6.1.6 Fortinet Inc.

      7. 6.1.7 Sophos PLC

      8. 6.1.8 Mcafee LLC

      9. 6.1.9 Qualys Inc.

      10. 6.1.10 Check Point Software Technologies Ltd

      11. 6.1.11 Computer Science Corporation (CSC)

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Cloud Security Market in Retail market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Cloud Security Market in Retail is growing at a CAGR of 27.8% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Trend Micro Inc., Imperva Inc., Broadcom Inc., IBM Corporation, Cisco Systems Inc. are the major companies operating in Cloud Security Market in Retail.

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