Near-Term Outlook For Security Industry: Prospects Look Bright

The Zacks Security industry comprises companies primarily offering on-premise and cloud-based security solutions. These can be used for identity access management, infrastructure protection, integrated risk management, malware analysis and Internet traffic management, to name a few.

Industry participants offer different types of security solutions, most of which can be used interchangeably. However, the solutions can be roughly broken down into the following types:

Computer Security: These solutions provide protection from vulnerabilities in both software and hardware of a computer system. A computer can be infected by non-web things like USB cables, which can then spread to the LAN and infect other systems, damaging important files in the process.

Cyber Security: This is an umbrella term, which includes sections like web security, network security, application security and information security, among others.

Information Security: This is concerned with any form of data security issue, be it physical data (in which case it may be included under computer security), or digital data (in which case it is considered part of cyber security). Further, the physical data security issue can be present in non-computer devices, such as telephones.

Here are the three major themes in the industry:

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