Cloud VPN Market size is forecast to reach $18.5 billion by 2025, after growing at a CAGR of 17.9% during 2020-2025. The increasing digitization trends in organizations is leading to an enormous shift towards cloud-based network which further increases the importance of cloud VPN services. Moreover, the growing business trends towards bring your own device (BYOD) for assuring mobility of the operations and employees to be more satisfied while working on their own device is further embracing the VPN infrastructure. This rising trends are leading to the deployment of enterprise mobility for companies and business process which is creating the need for data security that leads to provide opportunities for the cloud VPN market during the forecast period.
Type of Component – Segment Analysis
The software segment holds the largest share in the cloud VPN market in 2019. The virtual private network (VPN) software, allows the user to choose an independent internet protocol (IP). The use of VPN software also allows in unblocking websites, bypassing restrictions and local blackouts and also helps in streaming live events which drives the need for cloud VPN technology. The VPN software also improves the scalability and network security that leads to the rising need for software for securing remote access. Therefore, the growing adoption of private clouds is enhancing the VPN software segment is further creating opportunities for the cloud VPN market.
Additionally, the increasing digitization trends for business process is leading to the vulnerability of cyber-attacks causing effect to the certain amount of data, which is hindering the whole digitization process. This increasing need for security solutions and services in business processes is leading to the surge in the demand for cloud-based security which is requiring the need for cloud VPN services. In addition, the evolution of technology are allowing solutions to be delivered as services such as Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Data as a Service (DaaS). This emerging advancement in the delivering of services is accelerating the cloud VPN market.
End-user – Segment Analysis
The IT & Telecommunication sector holds the largest market share for cloud VPN market and is growing at a CAGR of 13.2% during the forecast period. The globally increasing IT spending towards the enterprise software and communication services has enhanced the need for cloud VPN solutions. Moreover, the growing use of power devices such as phones, PCs and so on are leading to the need for flexible VPN technology. The advanced VPN technology with the software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) features that offers sophisticated network intelligence and granular reporting is also driving the cloud VPN market. In addition, the growing adoption of cloud services in virtual applications is also the major factor that is anticipating the growth of the cloud VPN market.
Additionally, in telecom sector the rising awareness of cloud VPN benefits such as the need for encrypted network traffic, distributed global IP addresses, deployable private servers, manage network activity, and its ability to conduct geo-targeting, and quality assurance are further propelling the growth of cloud VPN market.
Geography – Segment Analysis
North America dominates the cloud VPN market with a share of more than 31%, followed by APAC and Europe. The rising demand for the analytics platform and the rise of machine-to-machine communication (M2M) has also opened doors for cloud solutions in this region. Also, according to Gartner, the IT spending in North America is forecasted to grow 3.7% in 2019 which will lead to further dominate the cloud VPN solutions market in this region. Moreover, the growth of e-commerce industry in Canada and the U.S is also propelling the demand for big data solutions which is driving the cloud VPN market in North America. According to Statistics Canada, the retail sales through e-commerce for the first two months of 2019 was accounted to be $2.2 million. Thus, the increasing sales through e-commerce has raised the need for cloud VPN technology in order to mitigate the problems such as cybercrime, KRACK attacks, MitM Attacks and so on. This factors will further provide growing opportunities for cloud VPN market in North America.
Drivers – Cloud VPN Market
The current developments is embracing mobile technology for creating a flexible environment. This has led to the involvement of enterprise mobility in various organizations for making the work and operational processes more flexible. Also, according to the 2019 IWG (International Workspace Group) survey, majority of employees are preferring to work outside of their primary office. Moreover, in the U.S, more than 82% of businesses are adopting flexible working as a mechanism for improving the work-life balance. In addition 45% of the workers are concerned about the data security associated with mobile working which is leading to the need for cloud-based services. Thus, the rising demand for enterprise mobility by employees are highly boosting the need for cloud-based solutions and services for maintaining data security in enterprise mobility. Thus, the increasing growth of the enterprise mobility has driven the cloud VPN market.
Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are widely expanding and due to the deployment of digitization the SMEs are gradually adopting cloud-based servers. This development in the SMEs are also requiring the need for improved security services and privacy capabilities which can provide easy solutions for the enterprises to connect with the trust and security. However, the adoption of chatbots and the rise of digitally engaged SMEs will further drive the cloud VPN market. Furthermore, the small businesses are highly adopting the VPN for remote connections in order to keep best security practices for operations and also better transmission of data. Thus, rising of digitally advanced SMEs will drive the cloud VPN market.
Challenges – Cloud VPN Market
As, the enterprises are embracing digitalization and are further leading to the growing adoption of cloud-based servers, but the limited technical knowledge among the employees to deploy digitalization is further posing a challenge to the cloud VPN market. Majority of the large, small and medium organizations are shifting towards the digitization due to disruption of technologies, but the lack of skilled employees for handling the digital operations is further hindering the adoption of cloud services in these organizations. Thus, these significant factors are hampering the growth of cloud VPN market.
Technology launches, acquisitions and R&D activities are key strategies adopted by players in the cloud VPN market. In 2019, the market of cloud VPN has been consolidated by the top ten players – Array Networks, Cisco Systems, Inc., Cohesive Networks LLC., Contemporary Control Systems, Inc., Google Inc., Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Microsoft Corporation, NCP engineering GmbH, Oracle Corporation and Robustel.
Ø In April 2019, Google Cloud announced the High-availability VPN and 100 Gbps Interconnect (beta). This high-availability VPN is deployed for managing multi-cloud services and also delivers redundant tunnels that isolate failures and provide continuous connectivity. Google offers two modes of for HA VPN: active/active and active/passive.
Ø In November 2019, Cisco Systems Inc. announced the partnership with Nippon Telegraph And Telephone East Corporation (NTT EAST). Through this partnership NTT EAST has chosen Cisco Meraki MX and MS series for managing SD-WAN/connectivity services and managed LAN services, respectively to Enterprises. Thus, NTT East is offering “GigaRaku VPN” and “GigaRaku Switch” to its customers for essentially developing a connection between multiple sites automatically.
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