Data Exfiltration Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Data Exfiltration Market is Segmented by Organization Size (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME), Large enterprises), Component (Solutions and, Services), End-user Verticals (Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance (BFSI), IT and Telecom, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Government and Defense, Retail and E-commerce, Manufacturing, and Others), and Geography.

Data Exfiltration Market Size

Study Period: 2018 - 2028
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 12 %

Major Players


*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Data Exfiltration Market Analysis

The data exfiltration market is expected to register a CAGR of 12% during the forecast period.

  • Over the years, As businesses started relying on electronic data and computer networks to conduct their daily operation, the growing pool of financial and personal data is now stored in the clouds, which leave individuals and business organizations exposed to potential liabilities under security breaches. For instance, according to the report by Identity Theft Resource Center in 2019, the number of security breaches were reported 1,473 with 17% increased from 1,257 in 2018 with the business sector accounting 44% with 644 cases.
  • Also, 2019 accounted for some of the breaches from major players in various industries, including Zynga, Facebook, Adobe Creative Cloud, Capital One Financial Corporation, and have reported, as much as a leak of 218 million data records.
  • Essentially, the function of computer and network security is protecting the sensitive data inaccessible to unauthorized parties, yet data theft continues to affect organizations, and the nature of the attacks has evolved over the past three years. For instance, according to a recent survey conducted by DNS security showcased that 46% of the respondents had been victims of data exfiltration with 45% had been subject to DNS tunneling that is often exfiltrating data through DNS port 53.
  • Instances, such as malicious adversaries, remain the primary reason for the growing number of thefts evidently explain the increase in breaches with public disclosure. Also, accidental thefts are reported to have increased leveraging the importance of security training and thereby accompanying the growth of the market.
  • Additionally, with business operations leveraging the cloud services expose the businesses with new categories of data exfiltration risks, including instances where in-secure access of cloud site features by the administrators, employees would allow hackers to requisition virtual machines, deploy malicious code and thereby initiate outbound transmission of sensitive data.
  • Furthermore, the compliance of regulation acts, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDR), Federal Information Security Management Act, among others, tends businesses to be more concerned about the theft of intellectual property.
  • For instance, according to Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2019 by the Government of UK states that a total of 11% of businesses and 6% of charities have a specific cybersecurity insurance policy with SMEs accounting for 31% and large enterprises accounting 35%. Also, 49% of the businesses and 32% of charities either have external cybersecurity providers or prefer outsourcing cybersecurity, which evidently fosters the growth of the market and adoption of open platforms, such as HackerOne.

Data Exfiltration Industry Segmentation

  • The data exfiltration refers to an instance where the user extracts data from secured systems by either through physical access or through malware over a network and shares it with third parties or moves it to insecure systems. The authorized users include employees, administrations as the result of an intentional attempt or accidentally compromised.
  • The reports cover the emerging trends in data exfiltration segmented by organization size, component, and end-user verticals across different regions studied.
Organization Size
Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs)
Large Enterprise
Solutions (Encryption, Antivirus, Firewall, Intrusion Detection System, Data Loss Prevention and Others)
Services (Penetration Testing Services, Support and Maintenance, Integration Services, Support and Maintenance, and Consulting Services)
End-user Vertical
Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance (BFSI)
IT and Telecom
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Government and Defense
Retail and E-commerce
Other End-user Verticals
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Latin America
Rest of Latin America
Middle-East and Africa
United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Data Exfiltration Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Data Exfiltration Market according to our research experts:

Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises to hold major market share

  • Most of the SMEs focus on preventing threats from entering the network than on detecting and stopping the data from being infiltrated and generally opt to practices, such as purchasing more security products and investment in employee security training.
  • For instance, Security training by Barracuda Network Called Barracuda PhishLine trains employees to understand the latest trend security attacks, subtle clues, prevent email fraud, data loss through continuous stimulation.
  • Also, employees at SMEs due to lack of security training are prone to human and procedural failures, such as failing to maintain security certifications, which evidently makes it easier for data exfiltration to occur. For instance, the Investigation report on Equifax by the United States Senate state that Equifax's negligence of cybersecurity and human errors caused it to suffer a devastating data breach.
  • Additionally, as organizations around the world are addressing the scourge of COVID-19 pandemic since the announcement of lockdown, companies mitigated the spread of the coronavirus by allowing employees to work remotely, but cybercriminals could potentially take advantage of the situation by perpetrating new attacks tied to health care and financial efforts.
  • It has been reported by various media outlets that cyber attackers are mimicking communications from major health organizations, such as WHO, CDC, and government bodies including Medicare, SSA, and IRS and attacking organization by means of phishing attacks, vishing campaigns to indulge fear and gain access to sensitive data.

Asia-Pacific is Estimated to Grow the Fastest among all Regions

  • According to the report, Grand Theft Data published by McAfee suggest that organizations in Asia-Pacific reported the average highest number of breaches with more than 10% of Asia-Pacific companies accounting 20 breaches.
  • The study also states that data exfiltration due to insider thefts accounted for 50% data loss at the organization in Asia-Pacific compared to less than 40% in the United Kingdom and 41% in North America.
  • The organizations in the region experiencing data loss across a wide range of formats, content, and methods ranging from documents to databases reported 90% of them were the case of exfiltration of data, which evidently elevates the growth of the market.
  • Also, over recent years, countries in the region have been working on the expansion of broadband infrastructure so as to build a stronger ICT industry by embracing and deploying cloud infrastructure and cloud computing that hold potential liability for data exfiltration, thereby fostering the market growth. For instance, according to the World Bank Study on Interoperability Readiness and Demand Assessment of government agencies showcased that government agencies in countries, such as the Philippines, prefer to deploy public services through cloud offerings.

Data Exfiltration Industry Overview

The market is highly fragmented due to the presence of players, like McAfee Inc., Juniper Networks Inc., Cisco Sytems Inc., and other giants, which play a vital role in upscaling the security of enterprises. Market orientation leads to a highly competitive environment.

  • March 2020 - HP Inc announced the launch three new security solution that provides threat product for remote workforces as a countermeasure to support countries across the world experiencing lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic. The solutions include HP Proactive Security, HP Sure Click Enterprise, and HP Pro Security Edition. These solutions allow users to run real-time protection with task-level isolation and non-persistent virtual machines avoiding data breach, data exfiltration.
  • February 2020- McAfee announced the launch of global managed detection and response (MDR) platform and its strategic partnership with DXC Technology to leverage the MDR solution so as to proactively detect and resolve security incidents of its customers faster. The platform will provide services including Threat Hunting, Forensics and Investigation, and Complete Managed Endpoint Threat Detection and Response.

Data Exfiltration Market Leaders

  1. NortonLifeLock

  2. McAfee LLC

  3. Cisco Systems inc.

  4. Fortinet

  5. HP Inc

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


Data Exfiltration Market Report - 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 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    5. 4.5 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.5.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.5.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.5.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.5.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

      6. 4.5.6

    6. 4.6 Assessment of the COVID-19 Impact on the Industry


    1. 5.1 Organization Size

      1. 5.1.1 Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs)

      2. 5.1.2 Large Enterprise

    2. 5.2 Component

      1. 5.2.1 Solutions (Encryption, Antivirus, Firewall, Intrusion Detection System, Data Loss Prevention and Others)

      2. 5.2.2 Services (Penetration Testing Services, Support and Maintenance, Integration Services, Support and Maintenance, and Consulting Services)

    3. 5.3 End-user Vertical

      1. 5.3.1 Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance (BFSI)

      2. 5.3.2 IT and Telecom

      3. 5.3.3 Healthcare and Life Sciences

      4. 5.3.4 Government and Defense

      5. 5.3.5 Retail and E-commerce

      6. 5.3.6 Manufacturing

      7. 5.3.7 Other End-user Verticals

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. India

        2. China

        3. Japan

        4. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 Latin America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of Latin America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. United Arab Emirates

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 NortonLifeLock

      2. 6.1.2 McAfee LLC

      3. 6.1.3 Palo Alto Networks

      4. 6.1.4 Google LLC

      5. 6.1.5 Fortinet

      6. 6.1.6 HP Inc

      7. 6.1.7 Cisco Systems inc.

      8. 6.1.8 GTB Technologies

      9. 6.1.9 Check Point Software Technologies

      10. 6.1.10 Juniper Networks

      11. 6.1.11 Hackerone Inc

      12. 6.1.12 Barracuda Networks

      13. 6.1.13 Sophos Group plc

      14. 6.1.14 Zscaler

    2. *List Not Exhaustive
    3. 6.2 Investment Analysis


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Data Exfiltration Market Research FAQs

The Data Exfiltration Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Data Exfiltration Market is growing at a CAGR of 12% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018 - 2028.

North America holds highest share in 2021.

NortonLifeLock, McAfee LLC, Cisco Systems inc., Fortinet, HP Inc are the major companies operating in Data Exfiltration Market.

Data Exfiltration Industry Report

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