Functional Market Results
At the functional market level, the Unified Threat Management (UTM) segment saw the largest year-over-year revenue increase at 29.2% and accounted for 39.4% of security appliance revenue in 3Q13 as multi-function appliances continue to drive growth in the overall market. The Firewall market declined 15.1% year over year, but still represented 21% of security appliance revenue in the quarter. Intrusion (News - Alert) Detection and Prevention (IDP) had another solid quarter, with factory revenue increasing 8.4% compared to the prior year period. The Content Security segment rose by 1.6% compared to Q3 2012 and accounted for 17.6% of the market.
"As security and cybercrimes continue to remain key concerns across all segments of the rapidly changing technology sector, adopting robust measures to ensure cyber security and confidence in protecting privacy, data, and information is critical," said Ebenezer Obeng-Nyarkoh, Senior Research Analyst, Worldwide Trackers Group. "As a result, businesses continue to look for cost-effective investments to secure their computing environment."
IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Security Appliance Tracker is a quantitative tool for analyzing the global security market on a quarterly basis. The Tracker includes quarterly shipments and revenues (both factory and customer), segmented by vendor, security function, product family, model, region, operating system, and price band.
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