The U.S. government-related IP traffic will quintuple from 2010 to 2015. US-China cyber confrontation is nothing new but Chinese hacking attacks and Obama’s new hardball policy shift with China (US arms sale to Taiwan and invitation of the Dalai Lama to the White House) will likely add fuel to the fire of cyber war. Deep Packet Inspection is the only currently available technology capable to provide security of IP traffic at ever growing rates that has inherent traffic management capabilities. Recently massive growth in data processing power and new cyber threats have spurred the deployment of DPI technologies in the U.S. Government agencies. These are conclusions of a new Market Research Media report “Deep Packet Inspection (DPI): U.S. Government Market Forecast 2010-2015″.
In 2009, we’ve seen a palpable shift from reactive approach to cyber security to proactive and attitude change of federal CIO’s with regard to Deep Packet Inspection (DPI). While technological advantages of the DPI technology leave no doubt about its significant role in cyber security, lawful interception and data leakage protection, the perception of DPI as “postal employees opening envelopes and reading letters inside” and privacy concerns hurdle its deployment.
Market Research Media conducted a survey to understand the Deep Package Inspection technology deployment in the U.S. Government agencies, present and future growth trends. We interviewed 230 IT executives, 100 in the federal agencies and 130 in the leading federal IT subcontracting companies. Most of the respondents interviewed have a key influence on DPI deployment or recommend cyber security solutions in their organizations/agencies. The third of the respondents are staff providing technical support for the cyber security solutions in use. The survey results and research data are summed up in this new report.
Given the severity of recent Chinese hacking attacks and the potential catastrophic consequences of critical networks disruption, DPI technology is in a favorable position to emerge as a major line of cyber defense for years to come. The U.S. Government Deep Packet Inspection market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 36% from 2010 to around US$ 1.8 Billion by 2015. The market will see a few good years of explosive growth in all segments before going flat.
The report answers the following questions:
- Why pay any attention at all to the U.S. Government DPI market?
- What segments of the U.S. Government DPI market are poised for fast growth?
- What are key trends in DPI deployment?
- Will legal hurdles and privacy concerns impede DPI deployment in government networks and DPI use for surveillance & monitoring purposes?
- What are drivers and inhibitors of the U.S. Government DPI market?
- What are market opportunities in providing DPI solutions for Government sector?
The report provides detailed year-by-year (2010 – 2015) forecasts for the following U.S. Government market segments:
- Deep Packet Inspection software, hardware, and services, including installation, support and personnel training;
- Deep Packet Inspection applications for security, Sigint (Signals Intelligence) and network management;
- Deep Packet Inspection market by Defense/Civilian agencies;
- Deep Packet Inspection market by Landline/Mobile networks.