SOURCE: The Radicati Group, Inc.

March 08, 2005 08:00 ET

Appliances Drive Growth in E-mail Security Market

Uptake for Managed E-mail Security Services Also Projected as Strong

PALO ALTO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 8, 2005 -- The Radicati Group, Inc.'s latest study, "E-mail Security: Appliances, Software and Services, 2005 - 2009," provides a comprehensive analysis of the E-mail Security Market, including market size, growth and traffic statistics, and a detailed analysis of 50 vendors of anti-spam and anti-virus solutions.

With 52 billion spam messages, 900 million viruses, and 70 billion directory harvest attack messages sent per day in 2005, uptake for E-mail Security solutions is expected to remain strong. According to the report, the E-mail Security market will generate $3.8 billion in 2005. The market includes five segments: Anti-Spam Engine Vendors, Anti-Virus Engine Vendors, E-mail Security Software Vendors, E-mail Security Appliance Vendors, and Managed E-mail Security Service Providers.

While the E-mail Security Software segment is currently the strongest, the study forecasts that growth in this segment will decrease over the next four years in favor of E-mail Security Appliances. The report forecasts that revenue in the Appliance market will increase by more than 400% by 2009, exceeding $1.5 billion.

Managed E-mail Security Services are also expected to grow by more than 200% by 2009.

According to the study, customers are placing a greater emphasis on the manageability, functionality and scalability of E-mail Security solutions, thus driving demand for integrated security suites -- at the expense of best-of-breed point solutions.

To order a copy of the study, please contact Ruchi Batra at (650) 322-8059, or visit our web site at http://www.radicati.com.

About The Radicati Group, Inc.

The Radicati Group covers all aspects of security, e-mail archiving, compliance, wireless technologies, web services, identity management, IM, unified communications, VoIP, and more. The company provides both quantitative and qualitative information, including detailed market size, installed base and forecast information on a worldwide basis, as well as detailed country breakouts.

The Radicati Group works with corporate organizations to assist them in selecting the right products and technologies to support their business needs, as well as with vendors to define the best strategic direction for their products. We also work with investment firms on a worldwide basis to help them identify and assess new investment opportunities.

The Radicati Group, Inc. is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, with offices in London, UK.

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