CAMPBELL, California, March 19, 2008—Sales of content security gateways are up 9% in 4Q07 over 3Q07, and are up 36% for the year, hitting $1.6 billion in 2007, according to Infonetics Research’s latest Content Security Appliances and Software report. Unit shipments are up 41% for the year.
“The content security market is moving forward rapidly due to strong performance by vendors of all type and size serving a very real need to secure networks,” said Jeff Wilson, principal analyst for network security at Infonetics Research. “The uncertain state of the US economy could actually help bolster this market; some buyers increase spending during a prolonged downtime because of increased criminal/hacking activity.”
Other report highlights:
- The content security appliance and software market is forecast to hit $2.5 billion in 2011
- Web/malware appliances accounted for half of all content security gateway appliance revenue in 4Q07, messaging appliances accounted for just under half, and integrated appliances made up the rest
- Symantec leads in overall content security gateway revenue market share in 4Q07, followed by Trend Micro, BlueCoat, and McAfee; Cisco jumps to 5th place after reporting IronPort revenue
- BlueCoat leads the fast-growing content security appliance segment; Trend Micro continues to lead the software segment
Infonetics’ quarterly content security report provides market size, forecasts, and analysis for content security gateways, broken out by appliances vs. software. The service tracks Barracuda, BlueCoat, Citrix, CP Secure, eSoft, F-Secure, IronPort (Cisco), McAfee, Secure Computing, SonicWALL, Symantec, Trend Micro, Websense, and others.
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Infonetics Research (www.infonetics.com) is an international market research and consulting firm specializing in data networking and telecom. Services include market share and forecasting, end-user survey research, service provider survey research and capex analysis.
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