Open Source Intelligence Market by Security Type (Human Intelligence, Content Intelligence, Dark Web Analytics, Link/Network Analysis, Data Analytics, Text Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, and Others), Technology (Big Data Software, Video Analytics, Text Analytics, Visualization Tools, Cyber Security, Web Analysis, Social Media Analysis, and Others), End User (Military & Defense, Homeland Security, Private Sector, Public Sector, National Security and Others): Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2019–2026

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Open Source Intelligence Market Outlook - 2026

Open source intelligence (OSINT) is the information collected from public sources such as those available on the internet. It is, however, not only restricted to internet but rather makes use of all the publicly available sources. OSINT is the insight gained from processing and analyzing public data sources such as websites, radio, broadcast TV, and social media. The main benefit of open source intelligence is that it is less expensive than traditional information collection tools. OSINT tools allow users to cope up with different sources and provide a real-time analysis about any information. Increase in the amount open and accessible personal data, corporate content, and government databases to intelligence organizations around the world, leads to the rise in OSINT investments. Several types of security organizations are investing in open source intelligence tools to increase their monitoring capabilities and research capabilities, in the open web, deep web, and darknet. Moreover, the increase in the use of technology, which includes artificial intelligence is considered as a major opportunity for the open source intelligence market.

Increase in the use of OSINT tools by various SME’s due to budget constraints and the increase in data across industries are the major factors that drive the open source intelligence market growth. In addition, increase in wireless networking technologies and rise in adoption of cloud platform across the globe fuels the growth of the market. However, lack of skilled professional in OSINT hampers the growth of the market. Furthermore, the advancement of big data, data analytics, and artificial intelligence is anticipated to create major opportunities for the global market.

The open source intelligence market is segmented into security type, technology, end-user, and region. As per security type, the market is segmented into human intelligence, content intelligence, dark web analytics, link/network analysis, data analytics, text analytics, artificial intelligence, big data, and others. By technology, the open source intelligence market is divided into big data software, video analytics, text analytics, visualization tools, cyber security, web analysis, social media analysis, and others. As per end-user, it is classified into military & defense, homeland security, private sector, public sector, national security, and others. Region-wise, it is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.

The key players profiled in the open source intelligence market analysis are 3i-MIND Technologies GmbH, Alfresco Software Inc., Octogence Technologies Pvt. Ltd., OSINT Solutions Inc., Dassault Systèmes, Recorded Future Inc., Sail Labs Technology GmbH, Vesper Group AB, Thales Group, and Expert System S.p.A.


  • The study provides an in-depth analysis of the global open source intelligence market trends and future estimations to elucidate the imminent investment pockets.
  • Information about the key drivers, restraints, and opportunities and their impact analysis on the open source intelligence market share is provided.
  • Porter’s five forces analysis illustrates the potency of buyers and suppliers operating in the open source intelligence industry.
  • The quantitative analysis of the open source intelligence industry from 2018 to 2026 is provided to determine the market potential.


By Security Type

  • Human Intelligence
  • Content Intelligence
  • Dark Web Analytics
  • Link/Network Analysis
  • Data Analytics
  • Text Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Big Data
  • Others

By Technology

  • Big Data Software
  • Video Analytics
  • Text Analytics
  • Visualization Tools
  • Cyber Security
  • Web Analysis
  • Social Media Analysis
  • Others

By End User

  • Military & Defense
  • Homeland Security
  • Private Sector
  • Public Sector
  • National Security
  • Others

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe 
    • UK
    • Germany 
    • France
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific 
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
    • Latin America 
    • Middle East
    • Africa


  • 3i-MIND Technologies GmbH
  • Alfresco Software Inc.
  • Octogence Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
  • OSINT Solutions Inc.
  • Dassault Systèmes
  • Recorded Future Inc.
  • Sail Labs Technology GmbH
  • Vesper Group AB
  • Thales Group
  • Expert System S.p.A.


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