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Infonetics Research

April 26, 2011 09:28 ET

Infonetics Research: Growing mobile security threats drive security client software sales

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 26, 2011) - Market research firm Infonetics Research today released excerpts from its Security Client Software market share and forecast report.

"While the desktop security client market was strong in 2010, the mobile security client market is starting to explode due to the maturation of newly acquired products at companies like Juniper, Symantec, and McAfee, and new user demand driven by an increasingly hostile threat environment. 2010 saw a massive increase in mobile OS vulnerabilities, malicious apps on major app stores, Zeus for BlackBerry, and a handful of other noteworthy threat events that have businesses and consumers on edge," notes Infonetics' principal analyst for security, Jeff Wilson.


  • The worldwide market for desktop and mobile security clients is forecast by Infonetics to top $7 billion by 2015
  • SaaS (security-as-a-service) is likely to eat into enterprise-class security client revenue starting this year if vendors are able to offer centrally manageable SaaS solutions that provide security and performance comparable to client-based solutions
  • Mobile security client revenue jumped 58% worldwide in 2010 from the previous year
  • Symantec continues to lead the desktop security client market, with over a third of worldwide revenue

Infonetics' Security Client Software report provides regional and worldwide market size, vendor market share, forecasts through 2015, and analysis for consumer and enterprise mobile security clients and security client software for desktops/laptops. The report tracks and forecasts security client revenue, licenses, and revenue per license. Companies tracked: AhnLab, Avast!, AVG, Avira, BitDefender, Bluefire, Bullguard, Check Point, Credant, Dr. Web, F-Secure, Juniper/SMobile, Kaspersky, McAfee, Mobile Armor, Panda, Sophos, Symantec, Trend Micro, and others.

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To download the prospectuses, tables of contents, highlights, etc. for related and upcoming research, log in to Infonetics' portal ( and go to RESEARCH, SECURITY, 2011.


See SECURITY on Infonetics' portal for details (

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  • Service Provider Security Drivers, Spending, and Vendor Leadership: Global Survey


Infonetics Research is an international market research and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize, and compete more effectively.

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