SOURCE: Infonetics Research

June 04, 2007 19:52 ET

Network security market holds steady in 1Q07

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - June 4, 2007) - Worldwide network security appliances and software revenue dipped 1% from 4Q06 to 1Q07 but is expected to post gains for the rest of 2007, ending the year on a high note, says Infonetics Research in its latest "Network Security Appliances and Software" report.

"Many vendors were flat or slightly down in the first quarter, including the top 3 vendors (Cisco, Juniper, and Check Point), who represent nearly 60% of the total market. Vendors reported good pipelines, but noted that many customers were still budgeting for 2007 during 1Q. Also, as we've noted earlier, content security and NAC are now standard line items in security budgets and are pulling money away from core network security spending," said Jeff Wilson, principal analyst at Infonetics Research.

Market Highlights

--  Worldwide network security revenue is forecast to hit $5.3 billion in
--  VPN and firewall appliances and software make up 87% of network
    security revenue in 1Q07; IDS/IPS makes up the balance at 13%
--  Secure routers account for 28% of the total integrated security
    appliance market in 1Q07, and will continue to increase their share of the
    market through at least 2010
--  Unit shipments of SSL VPN gateways are up 11% worldwide in 1Q07
--  Cisco continues to lead the overall network security market, with 38%
    worldwide revenue share in 1Q07, followed by Juniper in 2nd position and
    Check Point in 3rd
--  Nortel, Nokia, Secure Computing, Fortinet, SonicWALL, ISS, and McAfee
    are strong 2nd-tier players in the network security market, each with
    between 2% and 6% of worldwide revenue market share in 1Q07
--  In 1Q07, North America accounts for 45% of network security appliances
    and software revenue, EMEA for 30%, Asia Pacific for 20%, and CALA for 5%
Infonetics' network security 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 host- and network-based IDS/IPS products. Companies tracked include 3Com/TippingPoint, Alcatel-Lucent, Array, Aventail, Celestix, Check Point, Cisco, Citrix, CA, D-Link, Enterasys, F5, Fortinet, GTA, Juniper, ISS, McAfee, Nokia, Nortel, Secure Computing, SonicWALL, Sourcefire, Symantec, WatchGuard, ZyXEL, and others.

Download report highlights at 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 data networking and telecom. 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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