Mobile SMS security market to touch $1 bn by 2018: Infonetics

Market for mobile messaging security gateway and firewall protecting telecom operators’ infrastructure is expected to grow to nearly $1 billion by 2018, said Infonetics Research.

The mobile infrastructure security market will grow 42 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2013 to 2018.

Mobile SMS security market size

Jeff Wilson, principal analyst for security at Infonetics Research, said: “Operators are trying to protect the boundary between their networks and the internet. Gi/SGi firewall revenue is on a serious ramp as well, driven by the huge LTE deployments around the globe that have left many mobile providers with massive all-IP networks that need protection from every type of threat on the internet.”

The major vendors in the Gi/SGi firewall space are the top players in firewalls: Check Point, Fortinet, and Juniper.

In the SMS/MMS security gateway market, AdaptiveMobile and Cloudmark together currently account for the majority of revenue.

Key to the ongoing success of Adaptive and Cloudmark will be how they transition their footprints from buyers looking to meet regulations and save money to those wanting to increase the security of their networks and subscribers, the report said.