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Infonetics: Network Security Market Up 10% in 2012 as Competition Heats Up; Content Security Rebounds in Q4

  Infonetics: Network Security Market Up 10% in 2012 as Competition Heats Up;
  Content Security Rebounds in Q4

Business Wire

CAMPBELL, Calif. -- March 12, 2013

Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from 2 4^th quarter
(4Q12) and year-end security reports: Network Security Appliances and Software
and  Content Security Gateway Appliances, Software, and SaaS.

ANALYST NOTE

"In the network security appliances and software market, vendors are actively
jockeying to take advantage of competitor slip-ups,” observes Jeff Wilson,
principal analyst for security at Infonetics Research. Challengers like Palo
Alto, Fortinet, Sourcefire, and Dell SonicWALL will continue to make life
interesting for Cisco, Check Point, and Juniper in 2013. When they find
success, it will be because they exploit dis-satisfaction with the pricing,
efficacy, performance, and feature breadth of the products from the top 3
vendors.”

Wilson adds: “Meanwhile, though we finally saw a slight rebound in the content
security market in the 4^th quarter with appliance products leading the way,
the content security gateway market actually contracted slightly in 2012 for
the first time ever. Vendors in this space are navigating two tricky
transitions: from products to services/SaaS, and from single-function
solutions to integrated solutions.”

NETWORK SECURITY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

  *2012 ended with a bang for most network security vendors, with high-end
    appliances driving a good portion of the growth
  *Worldwide, network security appliance and software revenue grew 10% in
    2012 to $6.3 billion, and is up 7% from the year-ago 4^th quarter, at $1.7
    billion
  *Integrated security appliances have gained share every quarter since 4Q11
  *In 2012, Cisco, Check Point, Juniper, McAfee, and Fortinet led the network
    security market, though Infonetics expects possible share changes in 2013

NETWORK SECURITY REPORT SYNOPSIS

Infonetics’ quarterly network security report provides worldwide and regional
market size, vendor market share, forecasts through 2017, 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: 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.

CONTENT SECURITY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

  *Following several quarters of declines, global content security gateway
    revenue (appliances and software) grew 4% in 4Q12, to $748 million
  *However, for the 1^st time since its inception, the content security
    market contracted slightly in 2012, falling to $2.9 billion
  *Appliances accounted for over 60% of content security gateway revenue in
    2012
  *The top 3 content security vendors for 4Q12 and the full year 2012 are
    McAfee, Blue Coat, and Cisco
  *Infonetics expects the content security market to be close to flat in
    2013, growing in the low single digits

CONTENT SECURITY REPORT SYNOPSIS

Infonetics’ quarterly content security report provides worldwide and regional
market size, vendor market share, forecasts through 2017, 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,
SonicWALL, Symantec, Trend Micro, Websense, and  others. To buy the report,
contact Infonetics: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.

RELATED SECURITY RESEARCH

  *Infonetics’ latest Security research brief: http://bit.ly/ZiYxVx
  *Employee-owned “rogue” devices a top reason enterprises invest in mobile
    device security
  *Data center security buyers wrestling with network upgrades and massive
    attack volume
  *Mobile, data center verticals driving DDoS prevention market

UPCOMING SECURITY MARKET SHARE/FORECAST REPORTS AND SURVEYS

Download Infonetics’ market research brochure, publication calendar, events
brochure, report highlights, tables of contents, and more at
http://www.infonetics.com/login.

  *4Q12 Total Security Pivot
  *Cloud and CPE Managed Security Services
  *Data Center Security Products
  *Data Center Security Strategies and Vendor Leadership: N.A. Enterprise
    Survey
  *DDoS Prevention Appliances
  *High-End Firewall Strategies and Vendor Leadership: N.A. Enterprise Survey
  *Mobile Device Security Client Software
  *SMS/MMS Security Gateways

INFONETICS SECURITY WEBINARS

Visit https://www.infonetics.com/infonetics-events to learn more or register
for Infonetics events.

  *Using DPI and Metadata to Strengthen SIEM (Mar. 27: Register)
  *Securing and Managing Mobile Devices in a BYOD World (Sponsorships
    available)
  *SMS/MMS Security Platforms for Mobile Carriers (Sponsorships available)

TO BUY REPORTS, CONTACT:

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