SOURCE: Synergy Research Group

December 05, 2005 09:00 ET

IDS/IPS Market Post Double-Digit Growth in Third Quarter Results

Hybrid Solutions, IDS/IPS, and SSL VPN Segments All Show Sequential Growth According to Synergy Research Group

RENO, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 5, 2005 -- In Q3 2005 the Worldwide Network Security market grew five percent sequentially, and grew nearly 23 percent over Q3 2004. Synergy Research Group (SRG) segments the Network Security market to include Hybrid Security Solutions (Firewall/VPN), Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS), and SSL VPNs. Furthermore, SRG segments the Hybrid market into Low-End, High-End, and Next Generation Appliances, and Software Solutions. This segmentation provides a clear perspective on the overall network security market leaders.

Hybrid Solution sales were up four percent sequentially and almost 20 percent year-over-year. Additionally, IDS/IPS sales increased 11 percent for the quarter and 35 percent over Q3 2004. SSL VPN sales were up two percent in the quarter and almost 41 percent year-over-year.

"As anticipated, SRG measured a renewal in Enterprise IT security investment," said Aaron Vance, Senior Analyst at Synergy Research Group. "More specifically, we found the increasing strength of IPS products in the market, as well as next generation applications for SSL VPNs, including internal usages and Wi-Fi deployments."

        Table 1: Q3 2005 WW SSL VPN Market Share Leaders

                            Position          Q-Q Growth
        Juniper                 1                 -12%
        F5                      2                   9%
        Aventail                3                  20%
        Nortel                  4                  11%
        Whale                   5                   6%
Notable market share gainers for the quarter included 3Com, Aventail, Cisco, F5, Juniper, and Nortel.

Additionally, highlights from Synergy Research Group's SSL VPN analysis are available on SSL VPN Central,, the IT security industry's only information portal dedicated to secure remote access.

This 50-page report, containing 42 market share tables, is available for purchase at, or contact Heather Wilson directly at (775) 348-6027.

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The contents of this press release represent SRG's interpretation and analysis of statistics and information collected from authorized company representatives, industry sources, and SRG estimates. SRG does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the statistics or information contained in this release.

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