Global Web Content Filtering Market: Snapshot

Growing digitalization and increasing web-based content have grown the demand for web content filtering. Growth of the IT sector needs to secure data from security breach that has created the need for web content filtering. The web content filtering solutions are designed to restrict unwanted information brought through the internet via e-mail or web and help users to access only specified content relevant to them.

Developers are making efforts to come up with solutions such as anti-viruses, firewalls, and intrusion prevention systems in addition to serving the web content filtering functions. Moreover, need to control internet related security issues has forced firms to implement content filtering solutions on a larger scale.

The report presents certain figures that will be helpful for the companies working in the web content filtering market on the global basis. As per the analysis, the global market for web content filtering is expected to rise at a healthy CAGR during the forecast period 2013 to 2019. The market valuation is projected to reach US$ 2.6 bn by the end of 2019.

Growing Use of Internet in Business Organizations to Boost Demand for Web Content Filtering

The report for the global web content filtering market is categorized on the basis of technique and end use. Based on technique, file type filtering, URL filtering, IP filtering, keyword filtering, and others (image, profile, and link filtering) are the key segments. Among these file type filtering techniques is dominating the market and is expected to grow further in coming years.

Based on end-use category, government agencies, business organizations, schools and institutions, and others (home computers, mobile phones) are the key segment in this category. Business organizations are considered the most promising end-use segment during the forecast period. It is expected to reach a valuation of US$ 0.86 bn by the end of 2019.  The reason for this dominance is attributed to rising concerns about distractions occurred through the internet at workplaces. Growing disturbances through the internet have necessitated the need for strong web content filtration in business organizations. They are also implementing high filtering policies and solutions to avert web threats and several e-mails from affecting corporate networks.

North America to Lead the Web Content Filtering Market Globally

North America is the most lucrative market for the growth of web content filtering at the worldwide platform. The valuation for web content filtering market in this region is expected to reach US$ 0.89 bn by the end of forecast period from US$ 0.60 bn in 2015. Changing regulation and legislation enforced by the government to address various concerns related to obscene and offensive content available on the web.

The U.S. government has enforced content restrictions such as the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003, to restrict unwanted e-mails and messages to reach users through a spam. Policymakers in Canada and the U.S. have empowered private organizations to force internet service providers to filter and remove such kind of content.

Other regions in the market are also covered in the report, viz. Latin America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, and Europe. In addition, the report has analyzed competitive landscape taking in consideration the key players in the global market. Websense, Inc., Trend Micro, Blue Coat, Inc., Symantec Corporation, McAfee, Inc. (Intel), and Palo Alto are some of the prominent players in the global web content filtering market. 

This report provides strategic analysis of the global web content filtering market and market growth forecast for the period 2013 to 2019. The report includes competitive analysis of various market segments based on types, techniques, end-use and in-depth cross-sectional scrutiny of the web content filtering market across different geographic segments. In order to aid in strategic decision making, the report also includes competitive profiling of the leading players in the industry, their market share and various business strategies adopted by them. The market attractiveness analysis and Porter’s Five Forces analysis included in the report provide an insight into market dynamics and industry competition.
 
The report also provides a breakdown and review of various factors affecting the market growth. These are being described as market drivers, restraints and opportunities. These factors determine various existing trends and their impact on market growth. In all, the report includes a holistic analysis of the global web content filtering market, and provides an estimate of growth for the period 2013 to 2019, keeping in mind the various factors affecting the market.
 
Web Content Filtering Market, by Technique
  • IP Filtering 
  • URL Filtering 
  • Keyword Filtering 
  • File Type Filtering 
  • Others (Profile, Image, Link Filtering)
Web Content Filtering Market, by End-use
  • Business Organizations
  • Government Agencies
  • Schools and Institutions
  • Others (Home computers, Mobile phones) 
Web Content Filtering Market, by Geography:
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World (Latin America, Middle East and Africa)
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