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This report considers the technology and market trends emerging to address an ever-more complex threat landscape.


  • A theme running through a number of these trends is, of course, the mushrooming amount of data available to organizations for security and the challenges inherent in managing it.

Features and Benefits

  • Describes the trends Ovum sees in cybersecurity for the coming year.
  • Explains how security is adapting to ever-more data and fewer people available.

Key questions answered

  • What is zero-trust access?
  • What is a security platform integration framework (SPIF)?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for enterprises
  • Recommendations for vendors

XDR will emerge as a critical capability

  • More vendors are offering their own flavor of XDR
  • XDR's constituent parts will continue to have a life of their own

Zero-trust access speeds the demise of VPNs

  • VPNs start to creak under the strain of cloud
  • Zero-trust access arises to replace VPNs
  • SDP and other means of delivering ZTA

Data itself: The cybersecurity platform of the future

  • Better data, better security?
  • Implications of the security data telemetry platform

The rise of enterprise security integration

  • The case for integrated architectures
  • SPIFs: Overcoming the integration challenge

Web supply chain security becomes a requirement

  • Web app security has cloudified and consolidated into NGAS
  • It will now add web supply chain protection


  • Further reading
  • Author