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December 09, 2014 13:25 ET

Infonetics: SaaS heats up the otherwise plateauing content security gateway market

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwired - December 09, 2014) - Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its 3rd quarter (3Q14) Content Security Gateway Appliances, Software, and SaaS market share and forecast report, which tracks gateway software, gateway appliances, and SaaS (software-as-a-service).

SECURITY ANALYST NOTE
"Though the product market for content security gateways is looking fairly flat for the next couple of years, the SaaS (software-as-a-service) business is showing strong growth. We are forecasting global SaaS revenue to more than double from 2013 to 2018, from just over $600 million to nearly $1.4 billion in 2018," notes Jeff Wilson, principal analyst for security at Infonetics Research.

"A key trend in SaaS is the deployment of mixed environments encompassing both product and SaaS," continues Wilson. "In some cases, companies seek a true hybrid solution with integrated management. And in others, hybrid environments grow organically. In any case, the opportunity to sell true hybrid solutions exists, and the growth potential is explosive."

3Q14 CONTENT SECURITY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

  • In the third quarter of 2014 (3Q14), global content security gateway appliance and software revenue grew 1.6% from the previous quarter to $706 million (up 4.6% from a year ago)
  • Meanwhile, SaaS content security gateway solution revenue grew 11% from the previous quarter and is up 38% from a year ago
  • 64% of 3Q14 content security gateway revenue came from appliances and 36% was
    from software
  • Blue Coat drove the bulk of content security revenue growth in 3Q14, posting a 9% sequential revenue gain

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CONTENT SECURITY REPORT SYNOPSIS
Infonetics' quarterly content security report provides worldwide and regional market size, vendor market share, forecasts through 2018, analysis, and trends for content security gateway software (messaging, web/malware), gateway appliances (messaging, web/malware, integrated), and SaaS (messaging, web/malware). Vendors tracked: Barracuda, Blue Coat, Cisco, Citrix, McAfee, Microsoft, Proofpoint, SonicWall, Symantec, Trend Micro, Websense, others. To buy the report, contact Infonetics: www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.

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  • Rethinking Secure Mobile Access to the Enterprise (Dec. 17: Attend)
  • DDoS Security: Protect Your Network and Hosting Customers (View on-demand)
  • Protecting Your Organization from DNS Security Threats (View on-demand)
  • Practical Strategies for Fighting Advanced Malware and Threats (Jan. 13: Learn More)
  • Hybrid DDoS Mitigation (Sponsor)

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Contact Information

  • PRESS CONTACT:
    Jeff Wilson
    Principal Analyst, Security
    Infonetics Research
    +1-408-583-3337
    Email contact
    Twitter: @securityjeff