, a market research firm released its biannual NAC Enforcement Appliances report, which tracks network access control enforcement appliances priced below and above $30,000.
“The NAC enforcement appliance market was impacted squarely by the financial services meltdown and suffered a prolonged downturn as Cisco (News
) (by far the largest vendor in the space) saw large decreases in security revenue through the first half of 2009,” Jeff Wilson, principal analyst for security at Infonetics Research (News
), said in a statement. “And while there is still strong fundamental demand for NAC technology, many companies are looking for NAC functionality to be included in infrastructure purchases, or to solve NAC problems with software or management, shifting some of the opportunity away from the discrete standalone appliance market.'
It is reported that worldwide NAC enforcement appliance revenue decreased by 6 percent from 2Q09 to 3Q09, to $37 million. Also, NAC enforcement appliance revenue is forecast to move into positive territory starting in the fourth quarter of 2009 and to continue growing annually through at least 2013.
It is also reported that the most important long-term drivers for deploying NAC solutions include regulation and compliance; growth in the number, variety, and volume of threats, security investment as a cost-saving measure; and service provider spending on security.
The NAC enforcement appliances report provides worldwide and regional market size, analysis, and forecasts for revenue and unit shipments of NAC enforcement appliances.
The report includes market drivers and technology roadmaps, and tracks companies like Bradford, Cisco, Consentry, Enterasys, Extreme, ForeScout, Fortinet, HP ProCurve, Juniper, McAfee (News
), Napera, Nevis, Nortel, Still Secure, TippingPoint, and Trend Micro. The regions tracked in the report include North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, or EMMA, Asia Pacific, and Central and Latin America, or CALA.
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