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RESEARCH NOTE - Network Advanced Threat Prevention Market to Top $1 Billion This Year

April 28, 2016

Jeff Wilson Jeff Wilson Chief Analyst, Cybersecurity Technology

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IHS Technology analysis and commentary on the Q1 2016 Content Security Gateway Appliances, Software, and SaaS Quarterly Market Tracker, which includes data for the quarter ended December 2015, follows. 


Although the market for traditional messaging and Web and malware security gateways is trending flat to down, software-as-a-service (SaaS) and network advanced threat protection (ATP) are growing aggressively, signaling a shift to new deployment models and solutions that deal directly with unknown threats.

Leading the charge on the ATP side is FireEye, which has a 44 percent share of network ATP revenue in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2015. But major players with diverse security portfolios like Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, Trend Micro and many more are chasing FireEye and beginning to make good progress with their integrated solutions.

As a result, IHS expects the network ATP market to cross the $1 billon-mark in 2016.

More Content Security Market Highlights

  • For the full-year 2015, global content security gateway appliance and software revenue was $2.8 billion, essentially flat from the previous year
  • On the market share front, Intel Security was the content security gateway revenue leader in 2015, followed by Blue Coat, Cisco, Raytheon|Websense (now Forcepoint) and Symantec
  • Appliances made up the lion’s share of 2015 content security gateway sales
  • SaaS revenue for messaging and Web and malware security rose 36 percent in Q4 2015, compared to Q4 2014


Content Security Report Synopsis

The IHS Technology quarterly content security gateway report tracks the appliances and software that protect enterprise and service provider data and infrastructure, including content security messaging, web/malware and network ATP solutions. The report provides market size, vendor market share, forecasts through 2020, in-depth analysis and trends. Vendors tracked include Barracuda, Blue Coat, Cisco, Citrix, FireEye, Forcepoint, Intel Security, Lastline, McAfee, Microsoft, Palo Alto Networks, Proofpoint, SonicWall, Symantec, Trend Micro, others.

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