Digital Forensics Market - Growth, Trends, Forecasts (2020 - 2025)

The market is segmented by Component (Hardware, Software & Service), Type (Computer Forensics, Mobile Device Forensics, Network Forensics), End-user Vertical (Government and Law Enforcement Agencies, BFSI, IT and Telecom), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Study Period:


Base Year:


Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:

North America


9.52 %

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Market Overview

The digital forensics market was worth USD 3.76 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 6.48 billion by 2025, registering a CAGR of 9.52 % over the forecast period, 2020 – 2025. Although most forensics have been oriented toward the desktops, laptops, and the associated media, including the hard drive, floppy disk, and optical discs, other forms of digital forensics, such as mobile phones and other handheld devices are increasingly becoming popular for digital curation and preservation.

  • The emergence of computing shaped by the IoT and the rapid increase in the number of mobiles, computers, and other electronic devices across the region is contributing to the demand for digital forensics.
  • However, factors, such as lack of specialized skills, usage of proprietary operating systems, and high level of encryption in new mobile applications may hinder the growth of the market.

Scope of the Report

Digital forensic enables the extraction of evidence through analysis and evaluation of data from digital devices and is used to recover and inspect the data while maintaining the originality of the same. Identification of duplication of data and spoofing of timings are some of the major challenges for this technology. 

By Component
Software & Service
By Type
Mobile Forensic
Computer Forensic
Network Forensic
Other Types
By End-user Vertical
Government and Law Enforcement Agencies
IT and Telecom
Other End-user Verticals
North America
Rest of World

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Key Market Trends

Network Forensics is Expected to Hold a Significant Market Share

  • Network forensics involves capturing, recording, and analyzing of network packets to determine the source of network security attacks. The primary goal of network forensics is to collect evidence. With the increasing number of attacks on the network, the organizations have started taking steps toward resolving the issue.
  • The growing popularity of the internet in homes means that computing has become network-centric and data is now available outside of disk-based digital evidence. Facebook admitted that around 50 million users were compromised by the security breach. As per Facebook CEO, the company has not seen the accounts getting compromised nor found any inappropriate activity. Later, Zuckerberg confirmed that the attackers used Facebook developer APIs for obtaining information. The information was comprised of names, genders, localities which were linked with any user’s profile page.
  • With the increasing threats on the network, network security and forensics has become essential in the market.

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North America to Account for a Major Share

  • The US financial system has been a target for foreign cyber adversaries for a considerable period. Based on this phenomenon, the US government imposed a law for the private sector to have a dedicated cyber protection team (CPT) sector to provide surge capacity in the event of an ongoing cyberattack in the form of advanced analysis and network and endpoint forensics. 
  • US banks, such as the Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, and Wells Fargo have faced cyberattacks that eventually led to exposed data of consumers. It was considered to be a result of weaknesses in the firms’ networks. These banks were recommended by the federal officials to monitor their network activities. Such government impositions, therefore, drive the demand for digital forensics solutions in the region.
  • Moreover, North America houses the major players of the digital forensics market like IBM, Cisco, FireEye which offer other enterprise applications, such as LogRhythm, Guidance Software, Access Data, Paraben that specialize in forensic solutions. For instance, Paraben’s Device Seizure has an established reputation in handheld forensics.

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Competitive Landscape

The digital forensics market is moderately competitive and consists of a significant number of major players. In terms of market share, a few of the major players currently dominate the market. Being a technology driven market, the vendors are involved in releasing new features on their products frequently.

  • November 2018 - Paraben launched Version 2.0 of the E3 Platform, a digital forensic tool. The enhanced platform includes new features, such as Python SDK that allows users to create their own custom scripts of the E3 Platform, support to iOS 12, and Android Pie operating system, Image Analysis Add-On which enables users to scan illicit content, drugs, and weapons, among others.

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Table Of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Rising Security Concerns Across Industries

      2. 4.2.2 Increase in the Number of Digital Devices and Cyber Crime

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Lack of Specialised Skill Set

    4. 4.4 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry



    1. 6.1 By Component

      1. 6.1.1 Hardware

      2. 6.1.2 Software & Service

    2. 6.2 By Type

      1. 6.2.1 Mobile Forensic

      2. 6.2.2 Computer Forensic

      3. 6.2.3 Network Forensic

      4. 6.2.4 Other Types

    3. 6.3 By End-user Vertical

      1. 6.3.1 Government and Law Enforcement Agencies

      2. 6.3.2 BFSI

      3. 6.3.3 IT and Telecom

      4. 6.3.4 Other End-user Verticals

    4. 6.4 Geography

      1. 6.4.1 North America

      2. 6.4.2 Europe

      3. 6.4.3 Asia-Pacific

      4. 6.4.4 Rest of World


    1. 7.1 Company Profiles

      1. 7.1.1 IBM Corporation

      2. 7.1.2 Binary Intelligence LLC

      3. 7.1.3 Guidance Software Inc.

      4. 7.1.4 AccessData Group LLC

      5. 7.1.5 Kroll Ontrack, LLC

      6. 7.1.6 Paraben Corporation

      7. 7.1.7 FireEye Inc.

      8. 7.1.8 LogRhythm Inc.

      9. 7.1.9 Cisco Systems Inc.

      10. 7.1.10 Oxygen Forensics Inc.

      11. 7.1.11 MSAB Inc.

  8. *List Not Exhaustive


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