IDC Forecasts Worldwide Intrusion Detection and Vulnerability Assessment Software Revenues Will Exceed $1 Billion in 2003

Network Assessment Becomes a Driving Force



Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from IDC

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Revenues in the worldwide
 intrusion detection and vulnerability assessment market are quickly sneaking
 up on the $1 billion mark, and by the time 2003 comes to a close, they will be
 well beyond this figure. According to IDC, the market is increasing at a
 strong 1999-2004 compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 34%. The global market
 intelligence and advisory firm maintains, however, that fear of security
 breaches is not the primary market driver.
     "Organizations are purchasing intrusion detection and vulnerability
 assessment products to increase control and awareness over the state of their
 computing environments," said Charles Kolodgy, manager of IDC's Internet
 Security research. "The size and complexity of many enterprise computing
 environments have tremendously increased, and the individuals running them
 need a way to find out what the state of the network looks like. By scanning
 the network, vulnerability assessment tools provide them the information they
 need."
     Although intrusion detection software will increase faster than the
 vulnerability assessment segment, the latter will account for the majority of
 revenues through 2004. Intrusion detection software revenues will increase at
 a 1999-2004 CAGR of 37% and account for 46% of the market's revenues in 2004.
 In comparison, vulnerability assessment software revenues will increase at a
 CAGR of 32% and maintain 54% of revenues.
     IDC believes intrusion detection software will shift from being sold as
 outright software sales to being sold embedded in an appliance or as part of
 outsourced monitoring and detection services. "The expense of monitoring the
 solutions and the overhead many solutions place on the network are still too
 high for many environments," said Brian Burke, an analyst with IDC's Internet
 Security research program. "Little reason exists for any company outside the
 Fortune 200 to not seriously consider outsourcing the management of their
 intrusion detection software. The ROI needed to truly monitor these solutions
 properly is beyond the scope of all but the largest and most paranoid
 organizations."
     IDC recently published Gaining Control over Infrastructure: Intrusion
 Detection and Vulnerability Assessment (IDC #B23718). This bulletin forecasts
 worldwide revenues through 2004 by segment and illustrates vendors' 1999
 market shares and also provides estimates of 2000 shares. The bulletin
 discusses factors driving growth in each segment and looks at the pros and
 cons of each product type. IDC also outlines future trends by segment. The
 bulletin concludes with profiles of the following vendors: Internet Security
 Systems, AXENT, BindView, Cisco, Network Associates, Intrusion.com, Entercept,
 L3 Network Security, Tripwire, Network ICE, and CyberSafe.
     To purchase this bulletin, contact Cheryl Toffel at 1-800-343-4952,
 extension 4389, or at ctoffel@idc.com.
 
     About IDC
     IDC delivers dependable, high-impact insights and advice on the future of
 ebusiness, the Internet, and technology to help organizations make sound
 business decisions.  IDC forecasts worldwide markets and trends and analyzes
 business strategies, technologies, and vendors, using a combination of
 rigorous primary research and in-depth competitive analysis. IDC provides
 global research with local content through more than 700 analysts in 43
 countries worldwide. IDC's customers comprise the world's leading IT
 suppliers, IT organizations, ebusiness companies, and the financial community.
 Additional information can be found at http://www.idc.com.
     IDC is a division of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and
 exposition company.
 
     All product and company names may be trademarks or registered trademarks
 of their respective holders.
 
 

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    FRAMINGHAM, Mass., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Revenues in the worldwide
 intrusion detection and vulnerability assessment market are quickly sneaking
 up on the $1 billion mark, and by the time 2003 comes to a close, they will be
 well beyond this figure. According to IDC, the market is increasing at a
 strong 1999-2004 compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 34%. The global market
 intelligence and advisory firm maintains, however, that fear of security
 breaches is not the primary market driver.
     "Organizations are purchasing intrusion detection and vulnerability
 assessment products to increase control and awareness over the state of their
 computing environments," said Charles Kolodgy, manager of IDC's Internet
 Security research. "The size and complexity of many enterprise computing
 environments have tremendously increased, and the individuals running them
 need a way to find out what the state of the network looks like. By scanning
 the network, vulnerability assessment tools provide them the information they
 need."
     Although intrusion detection software will increase faster than the
 vulnerability assessment segment, the latter will account for the majority of
 revenues through 2004. Intrusion detection software revenues will increase at
 a 1999-2004 CAGR of 37% and account for 46% of the market's revenues in 2004.
 In comparison, vulnerability assessment software revenues will increase at a
 CAGR of 32% and maintain 54% of revenues.
     IDC believes intrusion detection software will shift from being sold as
 outright software sales to being sold embedded in an appliance or as part of
 outsourced monitoring and detection services. "The expense of monitoring the
 solutions and the overhead many solutions place on the network are still too
 high for many environments," said Brian Burke, an analyst with IDC's Internet
 Security research program. "Little reason exists for any company outside the
 Fortune 200 to not seriously consider outsourcing the management of their
 intrusion detection software. The ROI needed to truly monitor these solutions
 properly is beyond the scope of all but the largest and most paranoid
 organizations."
     IDC recently published Gaining Control over Infrastructure: Intrusion
 Detection and Vulnerability Assessment (IDC #B23718). This bulletin forecasts
 worldwide revenues through 2004 by segment and illustrates vendors' 1999
 market shares and also provides estimates of 2000 shares. The bulletin
 discusses factors driving growth in each segment and looks at the pros and
 cons of each product type. IDC also outlines future trends by segment. The
 bulletin concludes with profiles of the following vendors: Internet Security
 Systems, AXENT, BindView, Cisco, Network Associates, Intrusion.com, Entercept,
 L3 Network Security, Tripwire, Network ICE, and CyberSafe.
     To purchase this bulletin, contact Cheryl Toffel at 1-800-343-4952,
 extension 4389, or at ctoffel@idc.com.
 
     About IDC
     IDC delivers dependable, high-impact insights and advice on the future of
 ebusiness, the Internet, and technology to help organizations make sound
 business decisions.  IDC forecasts worldwide markets and trends and analyzes
 business strategies, technologies, and vendors, using a combination of
 rigorous primary research and in-depth competitive analysis. IDC provides
 global research with local content through more than 700 analysts in 43
 countries worldwide. IDC's customers comprise the world's leading IT
 suppliers, IT organizations, ebusiness companies, and the financial community.
 Additional information can be found at http://www.idc.com.
     IDC is a division of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and
 exposition company.
 
     All product and company names may be trademarks or registered trademarks
 of their respective holders.
 
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