|[July 22, 2014]
Fortinet, Barracuda Networks, and Intel Security Lead in ABI Research's Enterprise Virtual Network Security Appliance Competitive Assessment
LONDON --(Business Wire)--
Fortinet (News - Alert), Barracuda Networks, and Intel rank top three in ABI Research's
latest Competitive Assessment on "Enterprise Virtual Network Security
Appliances". The assessment looks at overall network security market
shares in addition to a vendor matrix where top providers of virtual
network security appliances were analyzed against selected criteria in
Innovation and Implementation.
Fortinet comes out first due to its highly modular network security
solutions for the VM space, offering the most comprehensive VM product
lines currently on the market. Not only does it have support for various
network requirements, it has invested significantly in a wide-ranging
and varied security feature set for a dedicated VM product line that can
be easily integrated and assimilated.
Barracuda Networks (News - Alert) ranks second. Although Barracuda Networks was the
smallest company evaluated in this Competitive Assessment, it did
remarkably well, ranking second overall. This is in large part due to
its dedicated focus on expanding its network security appliances
virtually, not only to private cloud scenarios, but with particular
focus on the public cloud sphere of application.
Intel places third, due in large part to the McAfee (News - Alert) offerings which
addresse both cloud and virtualization demands. The acquisition of
Stonesoft further anchored Intel's McAfee to the network security space,
with its next-generation firewall available as a physical appliance, a
software solution, or a virtual appliance.
Michela Menting, cybersecurity practice director, comments,
"Virtualization is playing an increasingly important role in
next-generation network security offerings. The market demand for
security appliances that can capture network traffic in virtualized
scenarios, and increasingly in off-premise public cloud environments,
requires a flexibility that can be met by virtualizing the appliances
themselves. While hardware solutions will still remain the overarching status
quo, the growing interest in NFV-type security solutions for the
network is undeniably on the rise. Enterprise virtual network security
appliances in particular can play that role."
These findings are part of ABI Research's (News - Alert) Cybersecurity
Technologies Market Research (https://www.abiresearch.com/market-research/service/cyber-security/).
ABI Research provides in-depth analysis and quantitative forecasting of
trends in global connectivity and other emerging technologies. From
offices in North America, Europe and Asia, ABI Research's worldwide team
of experts advises thousands of decision makers through 70+ research and
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