Industrial/OT Cybersecurity Anomaly and Breach Detection Solutions

This report extends the analysis in the ARC Advisory Group Industrial/OT Cybersecurity Products and Services Market Analysis Report with more granular information about the industrial/OT anomaly and breach detection solutions market.  This includes market size and growth forecasts for industrial/OT anomaly and breach detection solutions across different global regions, industrial sectors, and product categories.  The report also identifies and positions key suppliers across various market segments. 

Industrial/OT Anomaly and Breach Detection: From Emerging Technology to Essential Capability

Industrial/OT anomaly and breach detection solutions include a range of products for monitoring plant networks and endpoint assets.  They enhance plant and SCADA system defenses by detecting latent compromises that evade other defenses.  This is a distinct segment of the overall anomaly and breach detection market, distinguished by features that address the unique characteristics and constraints of critical plant and infrastructure control systems.   

ARC Industrial/OT Cybersecurity Maturity ModelWhile this was an early-stage market driven by early-adopters it has become an essential part of many security strategies.  Interest has grown because of the growing sophistication of cyber-attacks and companies recognizing the limitations of traditional solutions to control the impact of these attacks.  

Governmental actions like the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and regulatory developments like NERC CIP version 5 add urgency to these investments.  Reports suggesting that certain nations are already attacking infrastructure are likewise having an impact.  Ransomware has also increased concern about the prevalence of latent system compromises.  

The market for industrial/OT cybersecurity anomaly and detection solutions has seen incredible growth in recent years.  Asset discovery capabilities fueled much of the growth in this market.  This also drove acquisitions of leading industrial/OT anomaly and breach solution providers by large IT solution providers in response to CIOs and CISOs requests for better visibility of OT and IoT cyber risks.  

COVID-19 travel constraints disrupted this situation by limiting access to facilities for pilots that drive sales.   Loss of urgency about cybersecurity issues, other than secure remote access, postponed sales of all advanced security solutions.  But high growth will rapidly resume as regions and industries learn to cope with the new normal.     

Industrial/OT Anomaly and Breach Detection Market Strategic Issues 

COVID-19 may have lessened urgency about industrial/OT cybersecurity, but the need to secure facilities will re-emerge as a critical issue.  The safety, environmental, and financial risks of a cyber compromise are simply too large to ignore.  Operational changes will also create new security challenges that must be addressed. 

Following are some of the major factors that will determine how this renewed interest in cybersecurity translates into growth for the post COVID-19 industrial/OT anomaly and breach detection market.       

Digital Transformation Is Changing Anomaly and Breach Detection Requirements

Digital transformation creates new cyber risks with more cloud connections, expanded use of new sensors, and increased use of mobile devices.  These efforts continued, and even accelerated, in some industries during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Other industries are leveraging digital transformation to address recovery challenges and alleviate future dependence on local workers.  This will increase demand for anomaly and breach detection solutions and place new demands on solutions to support a variety of new devices, operating systems, and protocols. 

IT Cybersecurity Solution Providers See Opportunities in the OT Market

IT cybersecurity suppliers are finding new ways to deploy their technology in OT systems.  This includes everything from next generation firewalls with enhanced protocol analysis capabilities to advanced EDR solutions that support non-traditional assets.  These efforts are supported by CISOs who have been given OT cybersecurity responsibilities.  They want end-to-end visibility of all cyber assets and centralized management of all security alerts, regardless of the source.  Industrial/OT anomaly and breach detection suppliers will need strong partnerships to meet this challenge.   

IT/OT Cybersecurity Convergence Is Impacting Sales Channels

Convergence of IT and OT cybersecurity strategies is expanding the role of IT leaders in OT cybersecurity decisions and accelerating efforts to rationalize solution portfolios.  Sales efforts focused on plant and corporate engineering staffs will no longer suffice.  To survive, industrial/OT anomaly and breach detection suppliers will need relationships with corporate IT leaders and partnerships with leading IT cybersecurity firms.

Impacts Vary Within Cybersecurity Markets

The Industrial/OT Cybersecurity market spans several different technology and service categories.  COVID-19’s impact on these categories vary and change the growth opportunities for specific products and services.   The top level Industrial/OT Cybersecurity Products and Services report discusses the impact of COVID-19 on the total industrial/OT cybersecurity market.  Other reports in this series extend the analysis to the next level with granular information on specific products and services.  These extended reports also include information on the competitive landscape and key suppliers.  Following are all the reports in ARC’s coverage of the industrial/OT cybersecurity market analysis:

  • Industrial/OT Cybersecurity Products and Services (Total Market Report)
  • Industrial/OT Network Security Solutions
  • Industrial/OT Endpoint Protection Solutions
  • Industrial/OT Cybersecurity Management Solutions
  • Industrial/OT Anomaly and Breach Detection Solutions
  • Industrial/OT Cybersecurity Services          

Industrial Cybersecurity Anomaly and Breach Detection Study Formats and Editions Available

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Table of contents for this study is shown below.

Worldwide Research Focus Areas

Strategic Analysis

  • Industrial/OT Anomaly and Breach Detection Requirements
  • Trends Driving Adoption of IT Anomaly and Breach Detection in OT Systems
  • Success Strategies for Suppliers in the Post COVID-19 World

Scope of Research

  • Market Forecasts by Region
  • Market Forecasts by Industry
  • Market Forecasts by Industrial/OT Anomaly and Breach Detection Capabilities

Market Size & Forecast

  • Total Industrial/OT Anomaly and Breach Detection Market Revenues
  • Revenues by Region
    • North America
    • Europe, Middle East, Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Revenues by Major Vertical Industry
    • Electrical Power Generation and T&D
    • Chemical and Petrochemical
    • Oil & Gas
    • Automotive, Pharmaceutical, and Food & Beverage
    • Water & Wastewater
    • Other Manufacturing
    • Other Critical Infrastructure
  • Revenues by Product Type
    • Anomalous Message Detection
    • Endpoint Breach Detection and EDR

Industry Participants

The research identifies the leading suppliers serving this market.

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