Lawful Interception Market Overview:
Global lawful interception market is expected to garner $2.1 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 20.8% during the forecast period 2014 - 2020. Lawful Interception (LI) is a security process in which a service provider or network operator collects and provides intercepted communications of private individuals or organizations to law enforcement agencies. LI is used by law enforcement agencies (LEAs), regulatory or administrative agencies, and intelligence services to prevent crime, including fraud and terrorism.
Recent developments in data-based communications have unveiled new channels for lawful interception. The expansion in networks and increased telecommunication activities promote lawful interception activities. Moreover, security threats to various nations, cyber-crimes and increasing concerns of terrorism are the key factors leading to the growth of the market. Prominent market players have adopted product launch, acquisition, partnerships and collaborations as their major developmental strategies to help expand their global reach, strengthen product portfolio, and market foothold. For instance, FireEye launched a threat analytics platform for the Amazon Web Service (AWS) customers to secure the information of customers.
There is a growing tendency among the governments to update the laws pertaining to lawful interception. The selective focus of law enforcement agencies is expected to drive the lawful interception activities by greater extent. Additionally, emerging markets such as China, India and African countries would increase the lawful interception in corresponding regions.
Lawful interception is rapidly gaining importance and is expected to grow in the years to come. Supporting the process of lawful interception has become mandatory for the network providers due to the laws drafted by the governments of various nations. The LI market is expected to grow by leaps and bounds due to the rising criminal activities which are accomplished with help of advanced communication devices such as smart phones, tablets, etc. Government bodies and law enforcement agencies across the globe strive day and night to curb unlawful activities and avoid mishaps. In order to achieve this, the law enforcement agencies keep a constant vigil on various communication channels and trace criminals. In the days to come, LI will be seen as a very crucial aspect in the global of communication, thus increasing its demand.
The global market is segmented based on solutions, network technologies, devices, communication technologies, end users and geography. The market is segmented on the basis of regions into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and LAMEA. Asia-Pacific region is expected to witness dynamic growth during the forecast period, owing to the evolving network technologies and growing security concerns.
Competitive Intelligence on prominent developers of lawful interception provide key insights in terms of strategies implemented to gain significant share in the lawful interception market. Some of the leading manufacturers profiled in this report includes Verint Systems Inc., NICE Systems, Fire Eye, Inc., Cisco, Aqsacom, Incognito Software, Net Optics, Inc., Netscout, Siemens AG, SS8, Utimaco Gmbh, ZTE Corporation, BAE Systems and others.
Top winning strategies of lawful interception market
Product launch is the key strategy adopted by leading players. Increasing adoption of LI for national security and law enforcement is the key factor responsible for increasing number of product launches. The other prominent strategies include agreements and partnerships. Companies are strategically partnering with industry players with desired expertise to enhance their capabilities. For instance, ZTE, BAE Systems and Siemens have entered into partnerships with industry stakeholders to expand their market reach across the globe.
Top factors impacting the lawful interception market
The significant factors impacting the LI market, include rising data traffic, privacy concerns and cross-boundary rules, among others. Furthermore, the market is driven by the rising number of criminal activities, stringent regulatory enforcements and growth in the number of social media platforms, among others. These factors collectively contribute to the growth of the market.
Top investment pockets of lawful interception market
The existing prominent communication technologies in the market include voice communications, file transfer and data downloads. The market was primarily driven due to interception of telephonic voice conversations. However, newer technology-based communications, such as text messaging, data downloads and videos, are being intercepted in the recent years.
File transfer applications are expected to witness greater number of lawful interception activities. Moreover, file transfer interception is expected to be most prominent market through 2020 due to the rapid growth and large scale adoption of digital file interception. The files which contain critical data are normally transmitted through emails. Hence, transmission and access of critical files is traced to detect any potential threats or frauds. Several countries are adopting digitalization of records, which has fostered the demand for interception of digital files.
Based on the solutions offered to the end users, the global lawful interception market is segmented into devices, software and services. The market is analyzed based on these three solutions to understand the current trends and future prospects. This segment was the highest revenue-generating segment. The adoption of lawful interception by the government agencies is the highest mainly due to their efforts to curb criminal activities.
The global lawful interception market is analyzed on the basis of networks, including PSTN, ISDN, mobile voice telecommunication, mobile data communications, VoIP and DSL, among others.
Based on geography, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America, Middle East & Africa (LAMEA). North America held the largest share in terms of revenue during the forecast period. The Asia-Pacific region is projected to be the fastest growing market.
POTENTIAL BENEFITS FOR STAKEHOLDERS
- The study provides an in-depth analysis of the global lawful interception market with current and future trends to elucidate the imminent investment pockets in the market
- Current and future trends are outlined to determine the overall attractiveness of the market and single out profitable trends to gain a stronger foothold in the market
- Quantitative analysis of the current market and estimations during 2014‐2020 are provided to showcase the financial caliber of the market
- Drivers and opportunities are evaluated to highlight the top factors responsible for market growth. Various segments are carefully evaluated to gauge the potential of the market
- Porter’s Five Forces Model and SWOT analysis of the industry illustrate the potency of the buyers & suppliers participating in the market
LAWFUL INTERCEPTION MARKET KEY SEGMENTS
- Mediation Devices
- Intercept Access Point (IAP)
- Handover Interface
- Management Server
BY NETWORK TECHNOLOGY
- Voice-Over-Internet Protocol (VoIP)
- Long Term Evolution (LTE)
- Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)
- Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX)
- Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
- Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN)
- Integrated Services for Digital Network (ISDN)
- Mobile Voice Telephony
- Mobile Data Communication