Content Security and SSL VPN Segments Bright Spots in Network Security Appliance Market According to Dell'Oro Group

Overall Market Posts Flat Revenues in Third Quarter 2013

Dec 11, 2013, 09:00 ET from Dell'Oro Group

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A recently published report by Dell'Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, revealed the Network Security Appliance (NSA) market was flat sequentially in the third quarter 2013, but grew three percent versus the year ago period.  Growth occurred in the Content Security and SSL (Secure Socket Layer) VPN (Virtual Private Network) segments; however it was not sufficient to offset weakness in small and medium business (SMB) firewalls.


"Unit shipment levels in the Firewall―SMB segment are substantial, so even small fluctuations in average selling prices (ASPs) can have an impact.  That is exactly what we saw this quarter.  SMB firewall revenue declined in the low single digits, as ASPs fell on flat sequential unit shipments," said Casey Quillin, Senior Analyst of Data Center Appliance Market Research at Dell'Oro Group. "Although it was a flat quarter for the total NSA market, the Content Security and SSL VPN segments did post positive revenue growth, with almost every vendor in these two segments realizing positive sequential sales.  Content Security was of particular note, as revenues in the third quarter were the highest since we began tracking the segment," Quillin added.

The report also indicates that 2013 will be an important year for the ramp of virtual appliances in the Data Center Appliance market.  While the technology is still in the early stages, virtual appliances are expected to drive considerable growth in this market.

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