IDC predicts strong security app sales
Market forecasts made by researchers with International Data Corp suggest that integrated hardware appliances will next year become the primary purchase target for enterprises buying security software.
The firewall/virtual private network (VPN) security appliance market maintained a healthy growth rate of 34% from 2000 to 2001 and exceeded the $1bn mark in vendor revenue, the market researchers report.
Netscreen Technologies Inc, SonicWall Inc, Cisco Systems Inc and Nokia Internet Communications all sell high-speed integrated security appliances that host a variety of Virtual Private Network (VPN), firewall, anti-virus or content-filtering applications in a single unit. WatchGuard Technologies Inc also figures in the sector after it acquired RapidStream Inc, another supplier of high-speed security appliances.
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