SOURCE: Infonetics Research

Infonetics Research

October 21, 2010 16:31 ET

Infonetics Research: Huge growth expected in mobile security client software market in 2010 and beyond

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - October 21, 2010) -  Market research firm Infonetics Research ( today released excerpts from its updated 2010 Security Client Software market size and forecast report.

"The most interesting news in the mobile client security market right now is the heavy industry consolidation going on. Juniper acquired SMobile and is diving headfirst into the enterprise mobile security market; McAfee picked up two enterprise-focused mobile security companies: Trust Digital and tenCube; and Symantec picked up GuardianEdge. Consolidation will help drive strong growth in the mobile client security software market as larger vendors can put real marketing muscle behind the technology that they've acquired," notes Jeff Wilson, principal analyst for security at Infonetics Research.


  • Worldwide revenue for mobile security client software grew 16% between the first and second quarter of 2010
  • The mobile security client software segment is forecast by Infonetics to grow at a 50% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2009 to 2014
  • Worldwide sales of desktop security client software have remained relatively steady following a surge in late 2009, with strong year-over-year growth expected for 2010
  • Consumer-focused desktop client security solutions make up the largest segment of the security client software market, driven by the need to protect against Web-based threats and threats distributed through social networking sites like MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter
  • Symantec continues its strong lead in the overall desktop security client software market, and McAfee and Kaspersky maintain their second and third positions, respectively
  • Sales of security client software is strongest in North America, where nearly half of worldwide revenue is generated

Infonetics' Security Client Software report provides regional and worldwide market size, select market share, forecasts through 2014, and analysis for security client software for consumer and enterprise desktops/laptops, and for mobile security clients, including data protection clients for smartphones and anti-x clients for data in motion.

The report provides market share for Kaspersky, McAfee, Symantec, and Trend Micro, and tracks client software made by AhnLab, Avast!, Avira, BitDefender, Bluefire, Bullguard, Check Point/ZoneAlarm, Credant, Dr. Web, F-Secure, GuardianEdge, Juniper/SMobile, Kaspersky, McAfee, Mobile Armor, Panda, Sophos, Symantec, Trend Micro, and others.


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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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