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Infonetics: Network Security Market Lifted by Cloud and Data Center Projects; Shift Coming

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Technology market research firm Infonetics Research, now part of IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), today reported that global network security appliance and software revenue climbed 6 percent in 2014, to $6.9 billion, as enterprises and network operators deployed security solutions aimed at protecting data and network infrastructure.

Infonetics’ fourth quarter 2014 (4Q14) and year-end Network Security Appliances and Software report tracks integrated security appliances, secure routers, SSL VPN gateways, VPN and firewall software, and intrusion detection and prevention products.

“Closing out 2014 on a positive note with strong performances by most of the top vendors, and especially Palo Alto Networks and Fortinet, the network security space has been on a roll as a result of some very large data center and cloud projects,” said Jeff Wilson, principal analyst for security at Infonetics Research, now part of IHS.

“By next year, though, quarterly revenue growth will begin to slow as the industry transitions to lower-ASP virtualized security solutions. But it’s not all bad news. Integrated advanced threat prevention security solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), mobile networks and industrial environments will help support overall market growth,” Wilson said.


  • In the 4th quarter of 2014 (4Q14), the worldwide network security market, including appliances and software, grew 4 percent sequentially, to $1.9 billion
  • In 2014, Palo Alto Networks’ revenue increased more than 50 percent over 2013, and Fortinet’s increased 25 percent
  • The top 4 network security vendors for the full-year 2014 are, in alphabetical order, Check Point, Cisco, Fortinet and Palo Alto; Juniper slipped out of the top tier
  • Infonetics/IHS expects the global network security market to be worth $7.5 billion in 2019, a 2014–2019 compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.5 percent


Infonetics’ quarterly network security report provides worldwide and regional market size, vendor market share, forecasts through 2019, analysis, and trends for integrated security appliances, secure routers, SSL VPN gateways, VPN and firewall software, and IDS/IPS products. Vendors tracked: Array Networks, CA, Check Point, Cisco, Citrix, D-Link, Dell, Extreme Networks, eSoft, F5, Fortinet, GTA, HP, Huawei, ISS, Juniper, McAfee, NetASQ, Palo Alto Networks, WatchGuard, ZyXel, others. To purchase the report, contact


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