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Infonetics Research

December 10, 2009 16:27 ET

Infonetics Research: Network access control (NAC) market hits $37 million in 3Q09, down 6%

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - December 10, 2009) - Market research firm Infonetics Research ( released its biannual NAC Enforcement Appliances report, which tracks network access control enforcement appliances priced below and above $30,000.


"The NAC enforcement appliance market was impacted squarely by the financial services meltdown and suffered a prolonged downturn as Cisco (by far the largest vendor in the space) saw large decreases in security revenue through the first half of 2009. And while there is still strong fundamental demand for NAC technology, many companies are looking for NAC functionality to be included in infrastructure purchases, or to solve NAC problems with software or management, shifting some of the opportunity away from the discrete standalone appliance market," explains Jeff Wilson, principal analyst for security at Infonetics Research.


--  Worldwide NAC enforcement appliance revenue decreased 6% from 2Q09 to
    3Q09, to $37 million
--  NAC enforcement appliance revenue is forecast to move into positive
    territory starting in 4Q09 and to continue growing in the double-digit
    percents annually through at least 2013
--  The most important long-term drivers for deploying NAC solutions
    --  Regulation and compliance
    --  Explosive growth in the number, variety, and volume of threats
    --  Security investment as a cost-saving measure
    --  Service provider spending on security


Infonetics' biannual NAC enforcement appliances report provides worldwide and regional market size, analysis, and forecasts for revenue and unit shipments of NAC enforcement appliances priced below and above $30,000.

The report includes market drivers and technology roadmaps, and tracks Bradford, Cisco, Consentry, Enterasys, Extreme, ForeScout, Fortinet, HP ProCurve, Juniper, McAfee, Napera, Nevis, Nortel, Still Secure, TippingPoint, and Trend Micro.

High-level analysis of top players in the NAC market is included for many of the vendors listed above, as well as for Check Point, Juniper, Microsoft, and Symantec.

Regions tracked include North America, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa), Asia Pacific, and CALA (Central and Latin America).


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-- Network access control has evolved significantly (white paper)

-- Network security market up 7%, led by strong Cisco and Juniper sales

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-- Cisco, McAfee, and Juniper top intrusion prevention vendor ratings by enterprise IPS users

-- Security SaaS survey shows McAfee, ScanSafe, Qualys lead in brand awareness

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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