Global revenue for distributed denial of service (DDoS)
prevention solutions will end the 2011 year up 52 percent compared to 2010.
Combined, all segments of the DDoS prevention appliance
market are forecast by Infonetics Research to grow at a 23 percent compound
annual growth rate during the five years from 2010 to 2015; mobile leads with a
42 percent CAGR.
Arbor Networks leads the overall DDoS prevention
appliance market as well as some (but not all) of the segments by deployment
Currently, traditional carrier transport networks make up
the largest segment of the DDoS prevention appliance market in terms of global
Deployments of DDoS prevention appliances to protect data
centers are rapidly rising; revenue for the data center segment will surpass
that of the carrier transport segment in 2012.
Without a doubt, the number-one driver for the DDoS
prevention market is the attacks themselves. From the Iranian elections, to
Wikileaks and the Anonymous army attacking anything with a whirring fan, DDoS
attacks have been big news for the last two years,” said
Jeff Wilson, principal analyst for security at Infonetics Research.
The rise of botnets and easy-to-use tools (like LOIC) for
launching attacks means that there are more DDoS attacks pushing greater
volumes of traffic, initiated by a wider variety of attackers than ever before.
As a result, revenue for DDoS prevention appliances is
growing fast, particularly in the mobile network segment, which will see the
most explosive growth as it rides the compound wave of a transition to IP and
data, massive increases in capacity, and a new role as a juicy and highly
visible target for attacks.
Infonetics announced that the global network security appliance and software
market grew 6.4 percent in 3Q11 over 2Q11 to $1.46 billion.
Market leader Cisco increased its network security
appliance and software revenue 4.5 percent in 3Q11, easily maintaining its #1
position with close to 1/3 of global revenue.
Juniper’s network security appliance and software revenue
jumped 22 percent in 3Q11 moving them back into 2nd place ahead of Check Point.
By Telecomlead.com Team