Managed Security Services Top $13 Billion In 2012; Strong Growth Ahead For Cloud Security

Global cloud and CPE managed security service market grew another 12% in 2012

April 5, 2013

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Campbell, CALIFORNIA, April 5, 2013-Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its latest Cloud and CPE Managed Security Services report, which analyzes and forecasts the market for cloud- and customer premises equipment (CPE)-based security services delivered by service providers to small, medium, and large businesses.


"Buyers are moving to managed security services to deal with increased attack volume and complexity, manage security product sprawl, deliver consistent security for a distributed workforce and device population, and provide security for cloud infrastructure," notes Jeff Wilson, principal analyst for security at Infonetics Research.

Wilson adds, "Manufacturers and service providers are developing more mature offerings to build out and deliver managed security to customers, and the net result is the market continues to enjoy healthy overall growth, with particularly strong growth for cloud-based services."


. Equaling its 2011 performance, the global cloud and CPE managed security service market grew another 12% in 2012, to $13 billion

. While the majority of security service revenue in 2012 came from CPE-based services, by 2017 CPE revenue is expected to dip to 50% of total revenue

. Infonetics forecasts sales of cloud-based security services to grow 69% over the next 5 years

. "Other security services," of which hosted DDoS services are a major and growing contributor, are anticipated to comprise over 20% of cloud-based security service revenue by 2017


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Clients: Managed security market recap/outlook:


Infonetics' biannual cloud and CPE report provides market size, forecasts through 2017, trends, and analysis for cloud- and CPE-based managed security services by organization size and technology: managed firewalls, content security, IDS/IPS, and other security services. To buy the report, contact Infonetics:


. Infonetics' April Security research brief:

. Enterprise data center security buyers open to upstart vendors, new Infonetics survey shows

. Content security market rebounds in the 4th quarter of 2012

. Network security market up 10% in 2012 as competition heats up

. Employee-owned "rogue" devices a top reason enterprises invest in mobile device security

. Mobile, data center verticals driving DDoS prevention market

. Wave of new spending underway in data center security market

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. Content Security Gateway Appliances, Software and SaaS - 1Q13 Edition

. Data Center Security Products

. DDoS Prevention Appliances

. High-End Firewall Strategies and Vendor Leadership: N.A. Enterprise Survey

. Mobile Device Security Client Software

. Network Security Appliances and Software - 1Q13 Edition

. SMS/MMS Security Gateways


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