Palo Alto, CA – September 1, 2015
Woodside Capital Partners (WCP) proudly releases “The Security Market: Poised for Continued Growth and Wave of Consolidation.”
We see little debate at this point that cyber security emerged as the leading priority for corporate IT in 2014 and has only grown more important this year. We believe that IT budgets for security have seen a noticeable uptick from last year and we look for spending to continue strong into 2016. The dramatic increase in both the number and effectiveness of attacks has put pressure not only on the corporate world but also governments at all levels to more effectively lock down key cyber assets including data, finances and applications.
This rapid acceleration in the volume and severity of breaches is incredible when you consider that the security market is both mature and has one of the highest adoption rates of any IT space. In critical areas such as firewall, anti-virus, email, access and identity management we have seen broad deployment of technologies over the past two decades but still, particularly in the last few years have seen significant growth in the number of attacks – pointing out the rapid obsolescence of our legacy technology in today’s world.
View the full report here.
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Woodside Capital Partners is a global, independent investment bank that delivers world-class strategic and financial advice to emerging growth companies in the technology sectors, as well as institutional technology research services marketed as techView. With a strong track record in M&A, strategic partnerships and private placements, Woodside Capital Partners has been providing worldwide investment banking services since 2001 with leading domain experience in software, Internet services, electronic communications and materials. Securities transactions are offered through Woodside Capital Securities LLC, a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA (www.finra.org) and SIPC (www.sipc.org), and through Woodside Capital Partners UK LLP, a financial services firm authorized and regulated by the FSA (www.fsa.gov.uk). Woodside Capital Partners International LLC, Woodside Capital Securities LLC, and Woodside Capital Partners UK LLP are affiliated companies. More info is available at www.woodsidecap.com.
NOTICE: No information herein is a recommendation that any particular individual should purchase or sell any particular security in any amount or at all, and is not a solicitation of any offer to purchase or sell from or to any particular individual.
Amar Senan, Managing Director, Investment Banking
Woodside Capital Partners