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Infonetics: Content Security Gateway Product Market Hits Plateau; SaaS Remains Bright Spot
|By Business Wire
|June 9, 2014 06:34 PM EDT
Market research firm Infonetics
Research released excerpts from its 1st quarter 2014
Security Gateway Appliances, Software, and SaaS report,
which tracks gateway software, gateway appliances, and SaaS
“The content security product market started 2014 the way it ended 2013:
staying within two points of flat quarter-over-quarter and
year-over-year as money continues transitioning away from standalone web
and mail hardware and software to hosted solutions and SaaS,” notes Jeff
Wilson, principal analyst for security at Infonetics
Research. “Virtual appliances are starting to have an impact on the
market as well.”
CONTENT SECURITY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS
The global content security gateway market, including appliances and
software, is down 1% between 4Q13 and 1Q14, to $696 million
Software accounted for just over a third of content security gateway
revenue in 1Q14
The see-saw between the top 2 vendors in the content security space
continued in 1Q14: Blue Coat took 1st by a whisker,
sending McAfee to 2nd
Software-as-a-service (SaaS) revenue for content security gateways
reached $174 million in 1Q14, an increase of 26% over the year-ago
A key trend in SaaS is the deployment of mixed environments (both
product and SaaS), presenting an opportunity for vendors to sell
true hybrid solutions
Infonetics expects the SaaS segment of the content security market to
reach $1.2 billion in 2018, a 2013–2018 compound annual growth rate
(CAGR) of 15%
CONTENT SECURITY REPORT SYNOPSIS
Infonetics’ quarterly content
security report provides worldwide and regional market size, vendor
market share, forecasts through 2018, 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,
Microsoft, Proofpoint, SonicWall, Symantec, Trend Micro, Websense, others.
the report, contact Infonetics: www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.
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