SOURCE: Infonetics Research

March 02, 2007 09:06 ET

Network security market to pass $5 billion mark in 2007

CAMPBELL, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 2, 2007 --Worldwide network security appliance and software sales increased 15% to $4.5 billion between 2005 and 2006, and are forecast to pass the $5 billion mark for the first time in 2007, according to Infonetics Research's latest Network Security Appliances and Software report.

Growth in the network security appliance and software market is expected to slow to the single-digits after 2007 as content security gateways and NAC products begin to infringe on network security product budgets.

"The most important appliance category to watch over the next year is secure routers. Sales were up 25% in 2006 and this year will pass $1 billion in worldwide sales, representing a significant portion of the overall network security market. Expect the shift to continue, moving from the price-banded segments of the market to secure routers as they continue to gain acceptance from users," said Jeff Wilson, principal analyst at Infonetics Research.

Market Highlights

--  Secure routers account for 29% of the total integrated security
    appliance market in 2006 and will continue to increase their share of the
    market through at least 2010
--  Worldwide SSL VPN gateway revenue jumped 40% in 2006, following a 61%
    increase in 2005
--  Worldwide IDS/IPS (intrusion detection and prevention systems) revenue
    grew 19% in 2006
--  Cisco continues to lead the overall network security market, with 38%
    worldwide revenue share in 2006, posting growth in all network security
    market segments tracked by Infonetics
--  Juniper and Check Point are tied for second, each with 9% worldwide
    revenue in 2006
A year ago, Infonetics forecast that worldwide network security appliance and software revenue would hit $4.4 billion in 2006; actual revenue was $4.5 billion.

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, AEP, Alcatel-Lucent, Array, Aventail, Check Point, Cisco, Citrix, CA, D-Link, Enterasys, F5, Fortinet, Juniper, McAfee, NETASQ, Nokia, Nortel, Secure Computing, SonicWALL, Symantec, WatchGuard, ZyXEL, and others.

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Infonetics Research ( is the premier 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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