Functional Market Results
At the functional market level, the Unified Threat Management (UTM) segment saw the largest year-over-year revenue increase at 25.7% and accounted for 41.2% of security appliance revenue in 4Q13. This marked the first time UTM accounted for more than 40% of the appliance market. Firewall revenue declined -7.1% year over year, as more gateway appliances gain additional functionality and are counted as UTM. Intrusion (News - Alert) Detection and Prevention (IDP) again grew over the previous year, increasing 3.8% compared to 4Q12. Finally, the content security segment declined -2.9% year over year and accounted for 16.6% of the market.
"Providing a high degree of reliability and advanced security is key to identifying and minimizing cyber crime," said Ebenezer Obeng-Nyarkoh, Senior Research Analyst, Worldwide Trackers. "With the number of cyber threats increasing, business owners are looking for comprehensive solutions to protect their network."
IDC's (News - Alert) 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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