Microsoft and Google Leading Cybersecurity M&A Activity |

LONDON, July 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Cybersecurity – Thematic Research report offered by GlobalData Plc provides an overview of the cybersecurity theme and identifies the key trends impacting the growth of the theme over the next 12 to 24 months. The report also includes a comprehensive industry analysis, including market size forecasts for cybersecurity and analysis of patents, company filings, hiring, and social media trends. Moreover, it contains details of M&A deals driven by the cybersecurity theme and a timeline highlighting milestones in the development of cybersecurity.

According to the thematic intelligence report published by GlobalData, the global cybersecurity market size was valued at $125.5 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 9% by 2025. Factors such as the need for securing hybrid working, coping with ransomware, continuing supply chain threats, and moving to a zero-trust security model as a long-term solution to data breaches will drive strong cybersecurity market growth over the next three years. Most cybersecurity M&A deals in 2021 were related to managed security services, network security, endpoint security, identity management, and cloud security. Microsoft, which bought cloud infrastructure company CloudKnox, threat intelligence and attack service management firm RiskIQ, and Internet of Things (IoT) security company ReFirm Labs, was one of the leading acquirers in 2021.

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Cybersecurity Mergers and Acquisitions

Since the start of the COVID pandemic in early 2020, the cybersecurity market has seen many mergers and acquisitions (M&A) spurred by the widespread move to remote work. Towards the end of 2021, the number of M&A deals involving cybersecurity companies reached 40 a month. Data security, IoT, cloud security, and AI are some of the strongest drivers of cybersecurity deals. With increasing numbers of ransomware and supply chain attacks, there is a high likelihood that the number of cybersecurity M&A deals will continue to rise. Companies such as Google and Microsoft have increased their influence in cybersecurity and have…