Arbor Networks leads DDoS prevention appliance market

Telecom Lead Asia: Arbor Networks is leading the
sustained distributed denial of service (DDoS) prevention appliance market.

Arbor Networks maintains a commanding overall lead with
nearly 3/5 of global revenue, though Radware is challenging in the government
network segment.

All segments of the DDoS prevention market – data center,
carrier transport, mobile, and government -are forecast to touch $420 million
by 2016.

Mobile networks will see the strongest growth in the DDoS
prevention market, with a 30 percent CAGR over the 5 years between 2011 and

Sustained distributed denial of service (DDoS) activity
will drive the prevention market to 24 percent growth in 2012 over 2011.

The data center segment of the DDoS prevention market is growing
fast and is expected to pass the carrier transport segment by the end of 2012.

While the market for dedicated DDoS prevention solutions
remains strong, going forward the overall performance of the market and the
vendors in it will be challenged by the widening availability of hosted/SaaS
solutions and new integrated security platforms that include DDoS prevention as
a feature,” said Jeff Wilson, principal analyst for security at Infonetics

Arbor Networks and Alcatel-Lucent recently announced a
combined offering that couples Alcatel-Lucent routers and a specialized DDoS
mitigation blade from Arbor.

F5 recently launched a specialized data center firewall
product based on its BigIP traffic management platform, with DDoS prevention as
a cornerstone feature.

We expect other major security vendors to build
specialized security platforms with integrated DDoS prevention that will go
head-to-head with mid-range offerings from the dedicated DDoS appliance
vendors,” Wilson added.

Infonetics Research’s DDoS Prevention Appliances vendor
market share and forecast report tracks distributed denial of service (DDoS)
appliances deployed to protect enterprise and carrier data centers, mobile
networks, wired carrier transport and broadband networks, and government
transport networks.

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