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Infonetics: Network Security up 7% YoY as Buyers Move to Integrated Solutions; Blue Coat up in Content Security

  Infonetics: Network Security up 7% YoY as Buyers Move to Integrated
  Solutions; Blue Coat up in Content Security

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CAMPBELL, Calif. -- December 12, 2012

Analyst firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from 2 3rd quarter (3Q12)
security market share and forecast reports: Network Security Appliances and
Software and Content Security Gateway Appliances, Software, and SaaS.

ANALYST NOTE

“Looking at the top 3 network security vendors' quarter-over-quarter revenue
performance, Cisco increased 1.5%, Check Point increased 3.2%, and Juniper
increased 11.1%,” notes Jeff Wilson, principal analyst for security at
Infonetics Research. “Overall the network security appliance and software
market saw moderately strong growth in the 3^rd quarter and there is always
potential for a great 4^th quarter because of seasonal budget flush.”

Wilson continues, “In the content security segment, companies with broad
security product portfolios can, if they are nimble, shift revenue by
continuing to integrate web and mail security functions into firewall and IPS
platforms while maintaining standalone solutions. Focused content security
companies will be forced to broaden their product portfolios, get acquired, or
develop strong partnerships to grow revenue.”

3Q12 NETWORK SECURITY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

  *Global network security appliance and software revenue is up a strong 7%
    from the year-ago 3^rd quarter
  *Integrated security appliances have gained share every quarter since 4Q11,
    and Infonetics is forecasting continued quarterly gains through 3Q13
  *Palo Alto Networks’ successful IPO and strong financial performance have
    breathed life into the fairly stale integrated appliance market share
    picture, setting the stage for heated share battles in 2013
  *Mobile malware is out of control: McAfee had fewer than 3,000 mobile
    malware samples in its database just a year ago, growing to around 25,000
    samples today

NETWORK SECURITY REPORT SYNOPSIS

Infonetics’ quarterly network security report provides worldwide and regional
market size, vendor market share, forecasts, analysis, and trends for
integrated security appliances, secure routers, SSL VPN gateways, VPN and
firewall software, and network-based intrusion detection and prevention
(IDS/IPS) products. Vendors tracked include AEP, Alcatel-Lucent, Array
Networks, CA, Check Point, Cisco, Citrix, D-Link, Enterasys, eSoft, F5,
Fortinet, GTA, HP, Huawei, ISS, Juniper, McAfee, NetASQ, Palo Alto Networks,
SonicWALL, Sourcefire, Stonesoft, WatchGuard, ZyXEL, and  others. To buy the
report, contact Infonetics: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.

3Q12 CONTENT SECURITY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

  *Content security gateway appliance and software revenue fell 0.4% between
    2Q12 and 3Q12, to $719 million, the 3rd consecutive quarter of declines
  *Blue Coat was the only vendor in the content security gateway market to
    see a significant increase in revenue in 3Q12 (up 15% from the previous
    quarter), bouncing from #3 to #2 in overall market share
  *Software now makes up 37% of all content security gateway revenue

CONTENT SECURITY REPORT SYNOPSIS

Infonetics’ quarterly content security report provides worldwide and regional
market size, vendor market share, forecasts, analysis, and trends for content
security gateway software (messaging, web/malware), gateway appliances
(messaging, web/malware, integrated), and SaaS (messaging, web/malware).
Vendors tracked include Barracuda, Blue Coat, Cloudmark, Cisco, Citrix,
McAfee, SonicWALL, Symantec, Trend Micro, Websense, and  others. To buy the
report, contact Infonetics Sales: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.

RELATED RESEARCH

  *Latest Infonetics Security research brief: http://bit.ly/Vyt2kT
  *Mobile, data center verticals driving DDoS prevention market
  *Wave of new spending underway in data center security market
  *Mobile security client software market expected to jump more than 60% this
    year
  *Cloud-based security services set to surge 83% by 2016
  *Integrated, hosted, SaaS security driving market, weighing on content
    security products
  *Hybrid security solutions gaining traction among enterprises
  *Cisco leads tight race for web security SaaS supremacy
  *Enterprises want application control solutions with broad app support

UPCOMING RESEARCH

Download Infonetics SECURITY report highlights, tables of contents,
prospectuses, market research brochure, and events brochure at
http://www.infonetics.com/login.

  *Cloud and Data Center Security Strategies and Vendor Leadership Survey
    (Dec. 14)
  *Total Security Pivot (Dec. 14)
  *Fundamental Telecom and Datacom Market Drivers (Dec. 14)
  *Service Provider Capex, Opex, Revenue, and Subscribers Database (Dec. 19)

UPCOMING INFONETICS WEBCASTS

  *WEBINAR: A Decade of Denial: Why DDoS Still Exists and What To Do
    (on-demand)
  *WEBINAR: Scaling Small Cell Backhaul (Feb. 2013 - sponsorships available)
  *WEBINAR: Integrating Carrier WiFi with the Mobile Network (Feb. 2013)
  *WEBINAR: 100G Optics: Why Operators Are Upgrading Now (Mar. 2013)
  *WEBINAR: Core Routers Move to the Metro (Apr. 2013)
  *WEBINAR: The Demand Boom in Diameter Signaling Controllers (Sponsorships
    available)
  *WEBINAR: SSL VPNs: Going Mobile (Sponsorships available)
  *WEBINAR: SMS/MMS Security Platforms for Mobile Carriers (Sponsorships
    available)

TO BUY REPORTS, CONTACT SALES:

N. America (West), Asia, Latin America: Larry Howard, larry@infonetics.com, +1
408-583-3335

N. America (East), Texas, Midwest: Scott Coyne, scott@infonetics.com, +1
408-583-3395

Europe, Middle East, Africa: George Stojsavljevic, george@infonetics.com, +44
755-488-1623

Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp

ABOUT INFONETICS

Infonetics Research (www.infonetics.com) 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 effectively.
View Infonetics’ About Us slides at http://bit.ly/QUrbrV.

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Contact:

Infonetics Research
Jeff Wilson, +1-408-583-3337
Principal Analyst, Security
jeff@infonetics.com
Twitter: @securityjeff