Next Generation Firewall Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Next Generation Firewall Market is segmented by Enterprise Size (Small and Medium Enterprises and Large Enterprises), Solution (Cloud-Based and Hardware), End-user Industry (Government, Healthcare, and BFSI), 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: 12 %

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Market Overview

The Next Generation Firewall Market was valued at USD 2.80 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 5.52 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 12% over the forecast period 2021 - 2026. As more number of electronic devices in the world are becoming interconnected, the trend of IoT is increasing. This has given rise to the protection of the network infrastructure.

  • Cyber attacks, such as web-based exploit kits, malware, ransomware, application-layer attacks, and targeted threats, combined with the advancement of cloud technology and web-based applications, have introduced additional layers of complexity in the network. As a result, the traditional threat detection technologies and methods are proving insufficient to resist the new threats effectively.
  • To successfully protect their networks, organizations need a combination of advanced technical expertise and trusted intelligence provided by the next generation firewalls.
  • An increasing number of electronic devices are getting connected to the internet, including, smart TVs, mobile devices, etc. As per a study conducted by Cisco, it has been found that more than 500 billion electronic devices are expected to be connected to the internet by 2030.
  • It has also been observed that owing to the enormous cost of setting up a data center and the high maintenance cost associated with it, the enterprises are migrating from the use of data centers to the public cloud. This factor is expected to drive the market growth.

Scope of the Report

A next generation firewall is a network security device that provides capabilities beyond a traditional firewall. While a traditional firewall typically provides stateful inspection of incoming and outgoing network traffic, a next-generation firewall includes additional features, like application awareness and control, integrated intrusion prevention, and cloud-delivered threat intelligence.

By Size of Enterprise
Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
Large Enterprises
By Solution
By End-user Industry
IT and Telecom
Other End-user Industries
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Latin America
Rest of Latin America
Middle East & Africa
United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

BFSI Sector to Dominate the Market Over the Forecast Period

  • The next generation firewall protections are designed for the businesses performing with a high volume of sensitive transactions and important data in daily activities. The banking and financial institutions deal with the customers' transactions data throughout the day.  The next generation firewall protections support their needs to maintain the uptime as well as to protect critical business functions and data.
  • These firewall solutions are designed by keeping in mind the applications to end the tug of war between performance and protection from the pressing data privacy threat to the industry. 
  • With the introduction of blockchain technologies, there is a rapid rise in the adoption of digital currency across the world. It is very important now to secure these gateways, as these are totally web-based transactions. This trend is expected to boost the growth of the market.
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North America to Account for a Major Share

  • The North American region currently dominates the global market, owing to the high preference of businesses for the security of the high volume of sensitive and important data used by them as well as the continuous adoption of high performing network security solutions by organizations.
  • In recent times, the major firms in the United States suffered from the fatal WannaCry ransomware attack when data was encrypted and ransom was asked in the form of cryptocurrency. The attack happened because the data of millions of customers was unsecured. Hence, the stringent government regulations regarding consumer privacy were imposed. This factor is expected to drive the growth of the market in this region.
  • These Solutions can further assist businesses in overcoming the consequences of negligence regarding data security, which might further affect the demand for the next generation firewall market.
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Competitive Landscape

The next generation firewall market appears to be highly competitive with the presence of many small and big players in the domestic as well as the international market. The market is moderately concentrated with the key strategies adopted by the major players, in terms of product innovation as well as mergers and acquisition to stay ahead of the competition. Some of the major players in the market are Juniper Networks Inc., Dell Technologies, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd, among others.

  • May 2018 - Barracuda Networks introduced a new cloud-delivered web application firewall. The Barracuda WAF-as-a-Service simplifies and accelerates the deployment of web application security. It is built over Barracuda’s proven web application and security technology that protects against advanced layer 7 attacks, DDoS, SQL injection, zero-day threats, JSON threats, OWASP Top 10, and many more.
  • March 2018 - Palo Alto Networks acquired, a pioneer and leader in public cloud services infrastructure protection. The transaction will extend the leadership of Palo Alto Network in cloud security and will help in customizing the holistic cloud offering to address the critical security needs of the enterprise customers as they adopt the cloud.

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 Rising Trend in the Migration from the Data Center to the Public Cloud

      2. 4.3.2 Growing Concern of Internal and External Threats Across Endpoint Devices

    4. 4.4 Market Restraints

      1. 4.4.1 High Cost of Installation across the Network System

    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 Size of Enterprise

      1. 5.1.1 Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

      2. 5.1.2 Large Enterprises

    2. 5.2 By Solution

      1. 5.2.1 Cloud-Based

      2. 5.2.2 Hardware

    3. 5.3 By End-user Industry

      1. 5.3.1 BFSI

      2. 5.3.2 IT and Telecom

      3. 5.3.3 Government

      4. 5.3.4 Healthcare

      5. 5.3.5 Manufacturing

      6. 5.3.6 Retail

      7. 5.3.7 Other End-user Industries

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. France

        4. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 Latin America

        1. Mexico

        2. Brazil

        3. Rest of Latin America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. United Arab Emirates

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. South Africa

        4. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Palo Alto Networks Inc.

      2. 6.1.2 Palo Alto Networks Inc.

      3. 6.1.3 Dell Technologies

      4. 6.1.4 Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd

      5. 6.1.5 Fortinet Inc.

      6. 6.1.6 Barracuda Networks Inc.

      7. 6.1.7 Forcepoint LLC

      8. 6.1.8 WatchGuard Technologies Inc.

      9. 6.1.9 Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

      10. 6.1.10 Hillstone Networks

      11. 6.1.11 Sophos Technologies Pvt. Ltd (Cyberoam)

      12. 6.1.12 Untangle Inc.

      13. 6.1.13 Zscaler Inc.

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Next Generation Firewall Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Next Generation Firewall Market is growing at a CAGR of 12% over the next 5 years.

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

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Juniper Networks Inc., Dell Technologies, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd, Palo Alto Networks Inc., Check Point Software Technologies Ltd are the major companies operating in Next Generation Firewall Market.

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