Earlier today, IDC released the report from its Worldwide Quarterly Security Appliance Tracker for Q3 2013. The report showed that overall, factory revenue rose by 6.5% to $2.2 billion, while shipments increased by 0.3% to 490,323 units. This particular IDC tracker follows the growth and evolution of new security models in the worldwide marketplace.
“While concerns about government spending and macro conditions at the regional level continue to be an issue, it's obvious that security spending, while not immune to overall budget pressures, remains a key priorityfor organizations. Specialized threat prevention, distributed denial of service protection, and application control continue to be key drivers for security deployments,” said John Grady, Research Manager, Security Products at IDC.
Canada remained the worldwide leader of factory revenue growth with a 12% increase year-over-year. Canada is followed by Asia/Pacific with a 9.2% increase, Western Europe with a 7.9% increase and the US, which had a 5.3% increase, and held 39% of the worldwide factory revenue. IDC also reported that the Unified Threat Management segment of the security appliance market saw the greatest revenue increase at 29.2% and the Intrusion Detection and Prevention saw an 8.4% increase, while the Firewall segment showed a 15.1% decline year over year.
On the vendor side, Cisco held on to the number one position with a year-over-year growth rate of 5.9% and a 15.9% market share. Checkpoint Technologies came in second with a 4.6% increase and 12.4% of the market share, while Fortinet came in third with a 15.7% growth rate and a 6.4% market share.
For more information about the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Security Appliance Tracker, please visit the site here.