Data centre security mkt to be $2.7 bn by 2016

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Wave of new spending underway in data center security market, finds Infonetics

CAMPBELL, CALIFORNIA: Research firm Infonetics Research forecasts the data centre security appliance market to grow to $2.7 billion by 2016.

Quarterly data centre security appliance market share closely mirrors the overall security solution market, with Cisco leading, followed by Juniper, McAfee, Fortinet and Check Point.

"A wave of new spending on data centre security is underway. Service providers and enterprises are rebuilding data centres, and they need new security infrastructures to keep up with the performance requirements, network architectures, and threats brought about by the move to virtualization and the cloud," notes Jeff Wilson, principal analyst, security, Infonetics Research. "As a result, data centre security spending is growing rapidly, and new vendors are finding opportunities to grow their share of the data centre security pie."

In the virtual security appliance segment, revenue is up 34 per cent from the year-ago second quarter and annual revenue is forecast to grow at a 21 per cent CAGR through 2016, driven by cloud infrastructure buildouts, the high visibility of security as a barrier for cloud adoption, and the rapid adoption of server virtualization.

The virtual appliance vendor landscape is a crowded one, comprising a mix of established security players, virtualization platform vendors, and specialist vendors.

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