SOURCE: Infonetics Research

March 19, 2008 19:09 ET

Infonetics Research: Network security market up 20% in 2007 to $5.2B

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - March 19, 2008) - The worldwide network security appliance and software market grew 20% to $5.2 billion in 2007 over 2006, according to Infonetics Research's quarterly Network Security Appliances and Software report.

"2007 was a strong year across the board for the network security market, with nearly all segments contributing to the strong growth," said Jeff Wilson principal analyst for network security at Infonetics Research. "Secure routers and SSL VPN gateways did particularly well in 2007 and we expect them to continue selling well at least through 2011."

Other highlights from the report:

--  Worldwide network security appliance and software sales increased 4%
    in 4Q07 over 3Q07
--  Worldwide secure router sales jumped 39% from 2006 to 2007
--  Integrated appliances and software made up 85% of all network security
    revenue in 4Q07, IDS/IPS made up 15%
--  In 4Q07, North America accounts for 45% of network security appliances
    and software revenue, EMEA 30%, Asia Pacific 20%, and CALA 5%
--  Cisco continues to lead the overall network security market, followed
    by Juniper and Check Point

Infonetics' report provides worldwide and regional market size and forecasts and worldwide market share for integrated security appliances in 6 price categories, secure routers, SSL VPN gateways, VPN and firewall software, and inline and traditional network-based intrusion detection and prevention (IDS/IPS) products.

Companies tracked include 3Com/TippingPoint, Alcatel-Lucent, Array, Aventail, Celestix, Check Point, Cisco, Citrix, CA, D-Link, Enterasys, F5, Fortinet, GTA, Intrusion, Juniper, ISS, McAfee, Nokia, Nortel, Secure Computing, SonicWALL, Sourcefire, Symantec, WatchGuard, ZyXEL, and others.

For report highlights, log in to Infonetics' online portal from 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 telecom and data networking. 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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