Cloud deployments to drive virtual security appliance market

Cloud deployments and vendor
consolidation will drive virtual security appliance market, according to
Infonetics Research.

As virtualization deployments heat up, and cloud security
continues to be a hot 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

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 percent.
The fastest growing segment of the virtual security appliance market, content
security gateways, is already a very large market, making its 9.5 percent
growth in 1Q11 over 4Q10 all the more impressive,” said Jeff Wilson, principal
analyst for security, Infonetics Research.

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