SOURCE: Infonetics Research

December 20, 2007 16:36 ET

SSL VPN gateway revenue to more than double 2006 to 2010, says Infonetics

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - December 20, 2007) - Worldwide network security appliance and software revenue is up 3% in 3Q07 to top $1.3 billion, following an 8% increase the previous quarter, according to Infonetics Research's quarterly "Network Security Appliances and Software" report.

The SSL VPN gateway segment is fairing particularly well, with worldwide manufacturer revenue forecast to more than double between 2006 and 2010, the report shows.

"The top 3 vendors -- Cisco, Juniper, and Check Point -- posted moderate gains in the third quarter, a typically quiet quarter, with many companies putting off spending until the fourth quarter budget flush," said Jeff Wilson, principal analyst for network security at Infonetics Research. "For the next few years, we expect high growth (greater than 10% quarter over quarter) in network security appliance spending to come from SSL VPN, in-line IDS/IPS, NAC, and content security products."

Other highlights from the report:

--  Worldwide network security appliance and software sales are forecast
    by Infonetics Research to hit $5.7 billion in 2010
--  Secure router sales are expected to be up 40% from 2006 to 2007
--  In the over $30,000 integrated security appliance market, a tight
    market share race continues between Cisco and Juniper; Juniper holds the
    lead for the third quarter in a row, and there remains opportunity for new
    vendors to shake up this segment

Infonetics' network security report provides worldwide and regional market size and forecasts and worldwide market share for integrated security appliances in 6 price categories, secure routers, SSL VPN gateways, VPN and firewall software, and host- and network-based IDS/IPS products.

Companies tracked include 3Com/TippingPoint, Alcatel-Lucent, Array, Aventail, Celestix, Check Point, Cisco, Citrix, CA, D-Link, Enterasys, F5, Fortinet, GTA, Juniper, ISS, McAfee, Nokia, Nortel, Secure Computing, SonicWALL, Sourcefire, Symantec, WatchGuard, ZyXEL, and others.

Download report highlights at For sales, contact Larry Howard, vice president, at or +1 (408) 583-3335.

Infonetics Research ( is an international market research and consulting firm specializing in data networking and telecom. Services include quarterly market share and forecasting, end-user survey research, service provider survey research, and service provider capex analysis.

Contact Information

  • Press Contact:
    Jeff Wilson
    Principal Analyst, Network Security
    Infonetics Research
    (408) 583-3337
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