Market research firm Infonetics Research has released its latest Virtual Security Appliances report, which tracks revenue and licences for content security gateways, firewalls and virtual private networks (VPNs), Secure Socket Layer (SSL) VPNs, and intrusion detection and intrusion prevention systems (IDS/IPS).
"As virtualization deployments heat up, and cloud security continues to be a hot (and hotly debated) topic, customers have been busy buying and deploying security solutions for their virtualized environments, as reflected by the ongoing growth in this space. Juniper's acquisition of Altor in late 2010 accelerated revenue in this market, as nearly all of Juniper's major competitors-Cisco, Check Point, F5, Blue Coat, Citrix, IBM, Symantec, Trend Micro-increased their product development and marketing focus for virtual appliances since the acquisition," notes Jeff Wilson, principal analyst for security at Infonetics Research.
* The worldwide virtual security appliance market more than doubled between 2009 and 2010, to $429 million
* Infonetics forecasts the virtual security appliance market to grow to $1.9 billion by 2015
* Year-over-year, from the first quarter of 2010 and the first quarter of 2011, the virtual security appliance market is up 75%
* The fastest growing segment of the virtual security appliance market, content security gateways, is already a very large market, making its 9.5% growth in 1Q11 over 4Q10 all the more impressive
Infonetics' Virtual Security Appliances report provides worldwide and regional market size and forecasts through 2015, and analysis of virtual security appliances (VPNs/firewalls, SSL VPNs, IDS/IPS, and content security gateways). The service counts licenses, revenue, and revenue/license for all virtual security appliance categories. The service tracks AEP, Altor, Astaro, BlueCoat, Check Point, Citrix, Enterasys, McAfee, SonicWALL, Stonesoft, Symantec, Vyatta, and others.