SOURCE: Infonetics Research

Infonetics Research

March 04, 2009 17:15 ET

Infonetics Research: Network security market up 8% in 2008 to $5.5 billion, led by Cisco

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - March 4, 2009) - Communications market research firm Infonetics Research recently released the fourth quarter (4Q08) edition of its Network Security Appliances and Software report. Highlights from the market research report follow.

"For the quarter, Cisco hit their network security revenue target, and even grew revenue slightly, in what is historically a down quarter for them; Check Point grew their revenue as well, and Juniper held steady. Looking forward, consolidation in the market should create some strong and interesting competition among the top five vendors. McAfee is digesting Secure Computing, Check Point will fully absorb Nokia's security appliance business by the first or second quarter of 2009, and Nortel entered chapter 11 in November. Virtually every vendor we talked to said their business remained strong in the fourth quarter and expects 2009 to be an okay year. While that's not great in a vacuum, many industries would be ecstatic to experience an okay 2009."

Jeff Wilson, Principal Analyst, Network Security, Infonetics Research


--  2008 was a strong year across the board for the network security
    appliance and software market, with vendor revenue increasing 8% worldwide
    in 2008 over 2007 to $5.5 billion
--  Nearly all market segments contributed to the solid annual growth
--  Worldwide revenue is up 3% for the quarter (4Q08)
--  Single-digit annual growth is expected over the next few years
--  Cisco remains the revenue-leading vendor overall with 40% of total
    network security appliances and software in 2008; Juniper is second, Check
    Point third
--  Vendors posting strong network security revenue increases in 2008
    include Citrix, Enterasys, McAfee, Sourcefire, and others


Infonetics' quarterly network security report provides worldwide and regional market share, market size, forecasts through 2013, and analysis of integrated security appliances in 6 price categories, secure routers in 3 price categories, SSL VPN gateways, VPN and firewall software, and inline and traditional network-based intrusion detection and prevention (IDS/IPS) products.

The network security report tracks 3Com/TippingPoint, Alcatel-Lucent, Array, 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. The report now includes easily customizable pivot tables for quick, ad hoc product and vendor data comparisons and analysis.


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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.

Contact Information

  • Lead Analyst:
    Jeff Wilson
    Principal Analyst, Network Security
    Infonetics Research
    (408) 583-3337
    Email Contact