IoT Managed Security Services to See Significant Financial Impact from Industrial Applications

London, United Kingdom --- Industrial applications are set to be the core focus for IoT Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) with ABI Research forecasting overall market revenues to increase fivefold and top $11 billion in 2021. Though OEM and aftermarket telematics, fleet management, and video surveillance use cases primarily drive today’s IoT MSSP service revenues, continued innovation in industrial applications that include the connected car, smart cities, and utilities will be the future forces that IoT MSSPs need to target.

ABI Research stresses that there will not be one sole technology that addresses all IoT security challenges; in actuality, the fact that true end-to-end IoT security is near impossible for a single vendor to achieve is a primary reason for the rise in vendors offering managed security services to plug security gaps. The “as a Service” model will allow a diverse range of vendors including G&D, Gemalto, GlobalSign, Entrust Datacard Harman, NextNine, Oberthur Technologies, and Symantec to diversify security services into new IoT use cases and end markets, playing to their strengths and expertise gained from the security innovation and technologies developed within legacy non-IoT end markets.

These findings are from ABI Research’s Managed Security Services for the IoT report at