Kuwait Managed Security

Kuwait Managed Security Market Research Report: Forecast (2022-2027)

By Type (Security Software [Firewalls, Data Security, E-mail security, End point protection, Identity Access Management, Web Proxy, Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB), Security Information and Event Read more

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Market Definition

Managed Security primarily deals with networked access control & management of devices for buildings & premises. Surveillance products such as security cameras & related data storage & transmission services, motion sensors, and programmable & remote-control door locks alongside risk monitoring tools like connected smoke detectors & humidity sensors, among others, altogether make up the system. Outsourced monitoring & management of security devices & systems, offered by MSSP (Managed Security Service Provider), comprise services like managed firewall, intrusion detection, virtual private network, vulnerability scanning, and anti-virus support.

Market Insights

The Kuwait Managed Security Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 3.0% during the forecast period, i.e., 2022-27. Several organizations across Kuwait are seeking technologies in order to expand their business operations and enhance productivity & customer experience, and having a robust IT infrastructure has become paramount to achieve that.

Several organizations in Kuwait lack the resources required to opt for dedicated in-house IT teams, owing to their significantly high costs and an increasingly complex IT environment to manage. As a result, they are now more than ever looking at Managed Security Services as an alternative to effectively managing & expanding their IT infrastructures.

Report Coverage Details
Study Period Historical Data: 2017-2020
Base Year: 2021
Forecast Period: 2022-27
CAGR (2022-2027) 3%
Key Companies Profiled BT Group, Algosec, InfoPercept, Fortinet, Wipro, Secureworks, IBM, Cisco, Paladion Networks, Intel, Others
Unit Denominations USD Million/Billion


The growth of the managed security market in Kuwait is likely to be driven primarily by the ever-evolving needs of companies, both large enterprises & SMEs (Small & Medium-Sized Enterprises), especially those operating in the BFSI, manufacturing, healthcare, & retail sectors, to address the growing incidence of organized cyber-attacks in the country. 

  • Two years back, when the National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) planned to move its operations to the newly built headquarters, the AEOS by Nedap came to its rescue to help centralize its access control. Again, with ten years of familiarity with the usage of AEOS in some locations, the bank already knew that this flexible, scalable system is of paramount importance. AEOS has now been implemented not just at NBK’s iconic headquarters but at its bank branches and data centers across Kuwait too. Moreover, Nedap’s AEOS is more than a solution for access control. It offers a unique architecture that is extendable and versatile at the same time.

Moreover, the rampant cyber-attacks, as a result of feebly secured networks, demonstrate a dire need for enterprises to switch over to some reliable providers to outsource their security requirements. However, besides setting the stage for the key players to demonstrate their competence in the market, the latest trend pushes the service providers to upgrade their security systems & services to stay afloat in the competition. For instance: 

  • One of the largest internet providers in the Middle Eastern digital market, Quality net, headquartered in Kuwait City, underwent a cyberattack. The criminals decided to exploit the security system's vulnerabilities and hacked the whole server by copying the entire server data on the SQL database. Surprisingly, it was to prove that provider doesn't possess the perfect security and to encourage different organizations and ministries to cut relations with it.

Furthermore, telecom companies in Kuwait are collaborating with cloud & other IT firms like IBM, Infonet, & Cisco, among others, to integrate digital technologies into their business operations. With improved technological awareness, the country has started investing more in making its IT infrastructure more robust & efficient, which projects lucrative prospects for the managed security market in the coming years.

Kuwait Managed Security Market Research Report: Forecast (2022-2027)

Market Segmentation

Based on Enterprise Size

  • Small & Medium size Enterprises
  • Large Enterprises

Here, Small & Medium enterprises are anticipated to emerge as the fastest-growing segment in the Kuwait Managed Security Market in the projected time frame. This growth attributes to the rampant security threats & burgeoning investment by enterprises in strengthening the security system, giving rise to more small & medium businesses sourcing these services.

On top of it, the flexible pricing models offered by the service provider to enterprises have led to easy adoption of these services, further creating an opportunity for the competitors to retain their clients and set their strong foothold in Kuwait for the Managed Security Market.

Furthermore, the increasing cybercrime cases engulfing the entire country, rather than just its businesses, appears as a blessing in disguise for investors eager to capitalize on this unprecedented opportunity. For instance,

  • In September 2018, a group of pro-rebel Syrian hacktivists infiltrated Kuwait's Ministry of Internal Affairs website, only to apologize for "hacking them" and ask for more assistance for the "people of Syria" -rebels opposing their President Assad.

Based on Deployment Model

  • On-Premises
  • Cloud

Here, Cloud-Managed Security Services holds the largest share of the Kuwait Managed Security Market. Such dominance can be attributed to its broad utility in terms of low cost, comprehensive access, pay-per-use model, and improved performance, and perhaps it is why cloud services are demonstrating massive adoption across the nation. For instance, 

  • Palo Alto Networks and Deloitte announced a partnership in May 2022 to provide managed security services to their mutual clients. The Palo Alto-Deloitte managed security service will include threat detection, 5G security, zero trust enterprise enablement, and cloud security.

Despite its extreme adoption in data storage globally, when experiencing a security lack, the cloud leads to a severe crisis. Misconfigurations of the organizations’ cloud security are the reason behind most of the cyber threats. Hence, to prevent these attacks, it is vital to manage and configure them properly. 

According to the Orca Security 2020 State of Public Cloud Security Report, 80.7% of organizations have at least one neglected, internet-facing workload, indicating that the operating system is unsupported or unpatched. For instance, 

  • The Kuwait transportation and shipping industry reported two major cybersecurity breaches on their IT systems in September 2019, which occurred between May and June 2019. As per cyber experts, such cybersecurity breaches can be prevented if the proper analysis and necessary measures are taken beforehand.

Based on End User

  • Government
  • BFSI
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Telecom & IT
  • Oil & Gas
  • Others (Hospitality, etc.)

Here, the BFSI segment is anticipated to garner the largest revenue share in Kuwait Managed Security Market during the forecast period. With the government's initiative for a well-established & digitally controlled banking & financial platform, the BFSI sector is becoming online & benefiting consumers with ease of banking transactions, which, in turn, derives the need for safe & secure banking.

Moreover, in addition to the benefits & edges provided by the BFSI digital platform, it also poses a threat to the growth of malfunctioning, hacking, malware, & fraudulent activities involving sensitive customer bank account details and other vital information. These activities have increased over time, and as a result, there has been an increase in the deployment of the necessary web protection platform to safeguard the general interest of consumers, which is expected to propel Kuwait's managed security market in the forthcoming years.

Recent Developments in the Kuwait Managed Security Market

  • Recently on 28th Sept 2022, Kuwait-based digital service provider, Zain Kuwait, announced an investment in performance analytics and end-user experience solutions of Accedian & Cisco to automate its network with better visibility & service assurance. Integrating Accedian's Skylight into Cisco's Crosswork Network Automation platform, Zain Kuwait will be able to see a single view of its network & service performance at a per-customer granularity to help meet its B2B consumer requirements.
  • In September 2019, Ooredoo Kuwait announced signing a strategic partnership with Z Services, a leading cybersecurity SaaS provider in the Middle East, to provide the broadest & deepest cloud-based & telco-delivered security solutions portfolio to different organizations in the country. It will allow customers to ensure efficient cybersecurity without incurring significant costs associated with on-premise infrastructure deployments.

Market Dynamics

Key Driver: Mounting Incidence of Cyber-Attacks in Kuwait

One of the major drivers of managed security market growth is the significant rise in the number of cyber-attacks. In fact, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Kuwait experienced more than 1000 cyberattacks during the first half of 2020 alone, including spam attacks, breaches of corporate email addresses, malware, ransomware, and malicious domains. The market expansion can be attributed to a sudden shift in enterprise preference for the integration of advanced technologies such as cloud and IoT, the implementation of a cybersecurity framework to improve the banking sector's resilience to cyberattacks, as well as increased spending on IT infrastructure development.

Growth Opportunities: Financial Aid to Emerging Businesses for Strengthening Their Peripheries

Since small businesses lack the capital resources and skilled IT personnel to establish robust in-house network security, service providers keep coming up with resilient security service ideas to assist startups. Such aid to emerging businesses in strengthening their peripheries shall accelerate the growth of the managed security market over the forecast years.

Frequently Asked Questions

A. The Kuwait Managed Security Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 3.0% during 2022-27.

A. ‘BFSI’ Segment is anticipated to emerge as an area of remunerative opportunities for the leading players in the Kuwait Managed Security Market during the forecast period.

A. Rapid Surge in Cyber-Attacks Cases Across Kuwait, a sudden shift in enterprise preference for the integration of advanced technologies such as cloud and IoT, the implementation of a cybersecurity framework to improve the banking sector's resilience to cyberattacks, as well as increased spending on IT infrastructure development are the factors driving the Kuwait Managed Security Market through 2027.

A. The leading players in the market during 2022-27, are BT Group, Algosec, InfoPercept, Fortinet, Wipro, Secureworks, IBM, Cisco, Paladion Networks, Intel, Others.

A. Aid to emerging businesses in strengthening their peripheries emerges as an area of lucrative opportunities across the nation through 2027.

  1. Introduction
    1. Market Segmentation
    2. Product Definition
    3. Research Process
    4. Assumptions
  2. Executive Summary
  3. Case Study
  4. Impact of COVID-19 on Kuwait Managed Security Services Market
  5. Expert Verbatim- What our Experts Say?
  6. Kuwait Managed Security Services Market Analysis, 2017-2027F
    1. Market Size & Analysis
      1. Revenues
    2. Market Share & Analysis
      1. By Type
        1. Security Software
          1. Firewalls
          2. Data Security
          3. E-mail security
          4. End point protection
          5. Identity Access Management
          6. Web Proxi
          7. Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB)
          8. Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
          9. Threat Management
          10. Threat Intelligence/Visibility
          11. Integrated Risk Management Solutions
          12. Security Vulnerability Scanning
        2. Security Hardware
          1. Firewalls
          2. Network Access Control
        3. Security Managed Services
          1. Firewalls
          2. End point protection
          3. Identity Access Management
          4. Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
          5. Threat Management
          6. Threat Intelligence/Visibility
          7. Security Vulnerability Scanning
      2. By Enterprise Size
        1. Small & Medium size Enterprises
        2. Large Enterprises
      3. By Deployment Model
        1. On-Premises
        2. Cloud
      4. By End User
        1. Government
        2. BFSI
        3. Healthcare
        4. Manufacturing
        5. Retail
        6. Telecom & IT
        7. Oil & Gas
        8. Others (Hospitality, etc.)
      5. By Service Provider
        1. IT Service Providers
        2. Managed Security Specialist
        3. Telecom Service Provider
      6. By Company
        1. Market Shares, By Revenue
        2. Strategic Factorial Indexing
        3. Competitor Placement in MarkNtel Quadrant
    3. Market Attractiveness Index
      1. By Type
      2. By Enterprise Size
      3. By Deployment Model
      4. By End User
      5. By Service Provider
  7. Kuwait Managed Security Services Market Policies, Regulations, Product Standards
  8. Kuwait Managed Security Services Market Trends & Insights
  9. Kuwait Managed Security Services Market Dynamics
    1. Growth Drivers
    2. Challenges
    3. Impact Analysis
  10. Kuwait Managed Security Services Market Hotspot & Opportunities
  11. Kuwait Managed Security Services Market Key Strategic Imperatives for Success & Growth
  12. Competition Outlook
    1. Competition Matrix
      1. Service Portfolio
      2. Target End Users
      3. Research & Development
      4. Strategic Alliances
      5. Strategic Initiatives
    2. Company Profiles of top companies (Business Description, Product Segments, Business Segments, Financials, Strategic Alliances/ Partnerships, Future Plans)
      1. BT Group
      2. Algosec
      3. InfoPercept
      4. Fortinet
      5. Wipro
      6. Secureworks
      7. IBM
      8. Cisco
      9. Paladion Networks
      10. Intel
  13. Disclaimer
Kuwait Managed Security Market Segment