SOURCE: Synergy Research Group

August 25, 2005 09:00 ET

SSL VPN Market Posts Strong Results in Second Quarter

Hybrid Solutions, IDS/IPS, and SSL VPN Segments All Show Sequential Growth According to Synergy Research Group

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 25, 2005 -- In Q2 2005 the Worldwide Network Security market grew three percent sequentially and grew 18 percent over prior year, Q2 2004. Synergy Research Group (SRG) segments the Network Security market to include Hybrid Security Solutions (Firewall/VPN), Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS), and SSL VPNs. Furthermore, SRG segments the Hybrid market into Low-End, High-End, and Next Generation Appliances, and Software Solutions.

Hybrid Solution sales were up three percent sequentially and were up over 18 percent year-over-year. Additionally, IDS/IPS sales increased two percent for the quarter and were up 13 percent over Q2 2004, while SSL VPN sales were up 11 percent in the quarter and were up almost 40 percent year-over-year.

"Generally speaking, Enterprise IT investment is typically flat in Q2; therefore, revenue growth for Network Security solutions, albeit modest, is a positive sign for the second half of the year," said Aaron Vance, Senior Analyst at Synergy Research Group. "In particular, the SSL VPN market continues to demonstrate very healthy growth, despite seasonality, driven primarily by Enterprise infrastructure investment which provide more flexible remote access solutions, as well as IPSec replacement."

              Table: Q2 2005 WW SSL VPN Market Share Leaders

                               Position        Q-Q Growth
              Juniper             1                1%
              F5                  2               14%
              Nortel              3               53%
              Aventail            4               10%
              Whale               5                5%
Notable market share gainers for the quarter were CheckPoint, Cisco, McAfee, and Nortel.

Additionally, highlights from Synergy's SSL VPN research are available on SSL VPN Central, the IT security industry's only information portal dedicated to secure remote access (www.sslvpncentral.com).

This 48-page report, containing 42 market share tables, is available for purchase at www.srgresearch.com

Synergy Research Group (SRG) is a market research firm, which specializes in quarterly market analysis, market share, forecasting, and strategic consulting. SRG offers a wide breadth of market research services to the equipment manufacturing, semiconductor, and financial communities. Synergy Research Group can be found at www.srgresearch.com

The contents of this press release represent SRG's interpretation and analysis of statistics and information collected from authorized company representatives, industry sources, and SRG estimates. SRG does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the statistics or information contained in this release.

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