The data centre and virtual security appliance market is on track to grow to a US$4.4 billion opportunity by 2016, reports technology market research firm Infonetics Research in its latest Data Center Security Appliances market share, size, and forecast report.
“In the already big and growing datacentre security appliance segment, we see a potential battle looming for vendor market share,” predicts Jeff Wilson, principal analyst for security at Infonetics Research. “Cisco leads now, with nearly a third of global revenue in 2011, followed by Juniper, McAfee, HP, and Fortinet. But there are a number of appliance vendors that don’t yet crack the top 5 that we expect will have a strong position in datacentre security overall later this year, and others already in the top 5 that we expect will strengthen their positions, including McAfee, Trend Micro, Check Point, Arbor, Palo Alto, SonicWALL, and F5.”
Source: Mcafee Security