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The strong growth was attributed to the widespread skills shortages and proliferation of new security initiatives that several large organisations in the country are engaging in.
The report said that many Indian enterprises are in their first or second iteration of creating and maturing their security programmes, meaning that they have a need for a wide range of security services to help build their security processes and technologies.
"Rising awareness among CEOs and boards of directors about the business impact of security incidents and an evolving regulatory landscape have led to continued spending on security products and services," Siddharth Deshpande, Principal Research Analyst, Gartner, said.
However, hardware support services will see growth slowing, due to the adoption of virtual appliances, public Cloud and software as a service (SaaS), which reduces some of the need for attached hardware support overall, the report added.