SOURCE: Infonetics Research

Infonetics Research

August 30, 2011 13:32 ET

Infonetics Research: Network, content security markets rebound, outlook positive for 3Q11; strong quarter for Cisco

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 30, 2011) - Market research firm Infonetics Research today released vendor market share standings and market forecasts from two second quarter (2Q11) security market reports: Content Security Appliances and Software and Network Security Appliances and Software.

"Cisco took the lead in the content security appliance segment in the second quarter of 2011, now ahead of Blue Coat, and moved into second place after McAfee in the overall content security market. While Cisco will have a hard time beating their impressive 2Q11 performance in this space next quarter, we believe Federal spending -- despite soft expectations -- will help most content security gateway vendors increase revenue in 3Q11. In the network security appliance and software market, all of the major network security vendors are poised for growth in 3Q11, with most growing in the 5% to 10% range for the quarter," expects Jeff Wilson, principal analyst for security at Infonetics Research.


  • Global content security gateway appliance and software sales grew 8% in 2Q11 over 1Q11 to $766 million, a typical second quarter rebound after a seasonally soft first quarter
  • Year-over-year (2Q10 to 2Q11), the content security gateway market is up 18%
  • The worldwide content security market hit $2.7 billion in 2010, up 19% over 2009
  • Infonetics forecasts the content security appliance and software market will grow to $3.9 billion by 2015


  • The worldwide network security appliance and software market grew 4% in 2Q11 to $1.37 billion
  • The second half of 2011 shows no sign of slowdown from a threat publicity perspective; Anonymous continues to find new targets (BART and Facebook being the most notable), and the University of Wisconsin and Yale both disclosed large potential breaches
  • Cisco maintains its lead in the overall network security appliance and software market with close to a third of the revenue, and Check Point moves into 2nd ahead of Juniper on the strength of its revenue increase in 2Q11 (Check Point network security revenue up 10.5%)
  • Infonetics expects the global network security appliance and software market to grow 4% in 2011

Infonetics' quarterly Content Security Appliances and Software report provides worldwide and regional market share, market size, forecasts through 2015, and analysis of content security gateway software and content security gateway appliances (messaging, Web/malware, integrated). As of 2Q11, the report also includes market size and forecasts for hybrid content security deployments for messaging and AV/malware/web applications. Companies tracked: Barracuda, Blue Coat, Cisco, Citrix, McAfee, SonicWALL, Symantec, Trend Micro, WatchGuard, Websense, and others.

Infonetics' quarterly Network Security Appliances and Software report provides worldwide and regional market share, market size, forecasts through 2015, and analysis of integrated security appliances by price, secure routers by price, SSL VPN gateways, VPN and firewall software, and in-line and traditional network-based intrusion detection and prevention (IDS/IPS) products. Companies tracked: Alcatel-Lucent, Array, Check Point, Cisco, Citrix, CA, D-Link, Enterasys, F5, Fortinet, ISS, Juniper, McAfee, Netgear, Palo Alto Networks, SonicWALL, Sourcefire, Symantec, TippingPoint, WatchGuard, ZyXEL, and others.


Download report prospectuses, tables of contents, highlights, etc. at (see SECURITY).



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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