Network Security Sandboxes to Become a Standard Fixture in Advanced Threat Protection

Competition for market positions remains dynamic as new vendors continue to enter the market, finds Frost & Sullivan

Jul 08, 2015, 08:00 ET from Frost & Sullivan

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The network security sandbox market, which barely existed a few years ago, is set to grow immensely as advanced persistent threats (APTs) necessitate a behavioral approach to detecting malware. Sandboxing goes beyond the mere appearance of the binary and observes what the binary does, making it more conclusive in determining if an executable is malicious.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Network Security Sandbox Market Analysis (, finds that the market earned revenues of $537 million in 2014 and estimates this to exceed to $3.5 billion by 2019.

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"Traditional signature-based defenses are still an important part of network security, providing protection against non-targeted malware," said Frost & Sullivan Network Security Research Director Frank Dickson. "However, protecting a network with signature-based defenses alone is folly and therefore the sandbox technology is becoming a standard fixture in network security architectures."

Since a network security sandbox is a component, albeit a very important component of an advanced threat solution, its efficacy should be tested within an organization's unique environment. Efficacy is not limited to the effectiveness of the sandbox, but extends to the complete solution within which the sandbox operates.

As efficacy will be highly influenced by the ability to work with other security components to combat the entire cyberattack chain, integration will be a key differentiator. Furthermore, non-sandbox advanced analytics will become increasingly important to bolster the proficiency of advanced malware prevention solutions.

"In this rapidly evolving environment, the race to beat the competition is gathering momentum," observed Dickson. "As a flurry of vendors enters the space, sandboxes will move from being viewed as a cutting edge technology to one that will be suitable for all enterprise networks, leading to greater demand and innovation in the long run."

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