NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- "Need for policy-driven, scalable, and programmable security architecture is driving the growth of the SDP market" MarketsandMarkets estimates the global Software-Defined Perimeter (SDP) market to grow from USD 992.8 million in 2016 to USD 4,396.1 million by 2021, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 34.7%. The SDP market is expected to grow significantly due to the rising need for security mechanisms that can protect dispersed enterprise applications. SDP solutions make security infrastructure easy to configure, manage, and control through policy-driven, scalable, and programmable security architecture without requiring high level of expertise, which also drives the demand of the SDP solutions. However, lack of security awareness with respect to virtual environment is acting as a major restraint in the overall growth of the market. "Security software to have the largest market size during the forecast period" The security software in SDP includes risk analytics and visualization; access control, IDS, and IPS; Data Loss Prevention (DLP); and others. With the increasing number of cyber threats and vulnerabilities in network infrastructure, there is a high demand for various advanced security solutions. "Support and maintenance service to have the highest growth rate during the forecast period"In the services segment, support and maintenance is the fastest growing segment due to its continuous need for smooth functioning of the overall SDP solutions. The maintenance includes providing upgradations to SDP solutions and providing assistance in case of issues in the operation of solutions. " Asia-Pacific (APAC) is expected to be the most potential market with high growth opportunities during the forecast period"Asia-Pacific (APAC) includes emerging economies, such as China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and India, which are increasingly demanding for advanced cybersecurity solutions, particularly for cloud-based applications. This is mainly due to the digitization of businesses and adoption of cloud services by small, medium, and large enterprises in the region. In-depth interviews were conducted with CEOs, marketing directors, other innovation and technology directors, and executives from various key organizations operating in the security testing market place.