SOURCE: Infonetics Research

December 04, 2007 09:06 ET

Content security gateway sales up 4% in 3Q07

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - December 4, 2007) - Sales of content security gateways are growing steadily, up 4% in 3Q07 to $392.3 million, following a 7% increase in 2Q07, according to Infonetics Research's latest "Content Security Appliances and Software" report.

Sales of content security gateway appliances topped content security software sales for the first time last quarter, and are expected to continue outpacing software sales at an even faster pace in the next few years, the report says.

"The content security market is ripe with players large and small, some with very focused product lines and strategies, and others with broad offerings, all working to serve a very real need to secure networks of all sizes and improve employee productivity," said Jeff Wilson, principal analyst for network security at Infonetics Research.

Other highlights from the report:

--  Sales of content security appliances and software together will grow
    to $2.4 billion in 2010
--  Worldwide appliance revenue is forecast to increase more than 50% in
    2007 over 2006
--  Unit growth in the appliance segment is ahead of revenue growth in
    3Q07, as average revenue per unit is declining steadily
--  Symantec leads in overall content security gateway revenue market
    share, followed by Trend Micro, BlueCoat, and McAfee
--  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, Cisco, Citrix, CP Secure, eSoft, F-Secure, IronPort, McAfee, Secure Computing, SonicWALL, Symantec, Trend Micro, Websense, 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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