FirewallMarket Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2004 to 2009

Report # SH29821364 | 290 Pages | 111 Tables and Figures | 2004

Firewall Market Assessment

Check Out These Key Topics!
Firewall and VPN Market Segments
Summary Firewall and VPN Market Share Analysis and Forecasts
Vulnerabilities In Core Windows Operating System Components
Serious Threats In Internet Environments
Network Security
Security System Issues and Aspects
Security Products
Certified Content Security Solutions
Rapid Technology Changes
Open Platform For Security (OPSEC)
High Availability Security Firewall and VPN Solutions
Security Architecture
Virtual Private Networks
Network Risks

Market Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2004 to 2009

The presence of vulnerabilities in components that are used in both corporate and consumer environments is worrisome. Between July 1, 2003, and December 31, 2003, 13 vulnerabilities that affect both corporate and consumer versions of Microsoft Windows.

Microsoft operating systems are designed for both corporate and consumer environments. Microsoft enterprise and client operating systems share common features and code. Development, maintenance, and support for these systems is more efficient.

Exploitation of both corporate and consumer environments contributed to the proliferation of Blaster and Welchia. Corporate environments tend to be more immune to infection, due to the use of firewalls. E-mails generated by the self-contained engine of malicious code do not interact with the user email system. There are few signs of an active infection. Antivirus programs have heuristics-based detection that can resist these types of threats.

The VPN and firewall markets are rapidly merging into a single market, and hardware-based solutions are beginning to dominate some portions of the market. Firewalls implement basic network security. Firewalls enforce security restrictions and prevent inappropriate access to internal networks. They work by analyzing each network access request. Requests are compared to a list or database of approved source IP addresses and other parameters.

The primary function of firewalls is to manage security for transactions over an internal enterprise network and to support transactions over the Web. The distributed network systems depend on transaction servers that provide failover, load balancing, clustering, and advanced mission critical systems capability.

Firewalls offer a complete security platform for Web and wireless e-commerce applications. Firewalls include support for Web servers, enterprise servers, Internet security, database access, and distributed transaction management servers.

Worldwide firewall, VPN, and routers with integrated security shipment forecast analysis indicates that markets at $3.1 billion in 2003 are expected to reach $18.6 billion by 2009.

Companies Profiled
Check Point Software Technologies
Computer Associates
Internet Security Systems
Juniper Networks/NetScreen
RSA Security
Sonic WALL
Trend Micro
WatchGuard Technologies

Report Methodology

This is the two-hundred twenty-eighth report in a series of market research reports that provide forecasts in communications, telecommunications, the internet, computer, software, and telephone equipment. The project leaders take direct responsibility for writing and preparing each report. They have significant experience preparing industry studies. Forecasts are based on primary research and proprietary data bases. Forecasts reflect analysis of the market trends in the segment and related segments. Unit and dollar shipments are analyzed through consideration of dollar volume of each market participation in the segment. Market share analysis includes conversations with key customers of products, industry segment leaders, marketing directors, distributors, leading market participants, and companies seeking to develop measurable market share. Over 200 in-depth interviews are conducted for each report with a broad range of key participants and opinion leaders in the market segment. We establish accurate market forecasts based on economic and market conditions as a base. Use input/output ratios, flow charts, and other economic methods to quantify data. Use in-house analysis who meet stringent quality standards. Interviewing key industry participants, experts and end-users. Our research includes access to large proprietary databases. Literature search includes analysis of trade publications, government reports, and corporate literature.

About the Company

WinterGreen Research, founded in 1985, provides strategic market assessments in telecommunications, communications equipment, health care, and advanced computer technology. Industry reports focus on opportunities that will expand existing markets or develop major new markets. The reports assess new product and service positioning strategies, new and evolving technologies, and technological impact on products, services, and markets. Market shares are provided. Leading market participants are profiled, and their marketing strategies, acquisitions, and strategic alliances are discussed. The principals of WinterGreen Research have been involved in analysis and forecasting of international business opportunities in telecommunications and advanced computer technology markets for over 30 years.

About the Principal Authors

Ellen T. Curtiss, Technical Director, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, conducts strategic and market assessments in technology-based industries. Previously she was a member of the staff of Arthur D. Little, Inc., for 23 years, most recently as Vice President of Arthur D. Little Decision Resources, specializing in strategic planning and market development services. She is a graduate of Boston University and the Program for Management Development at Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. She is the author of recent studies on worldwide telecommunications markets and the Top Ten Telecommunications market analysis and forecasts.

Susan Eustis, President, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, has done research in communications and computer markets and applications. She holds several patents in microcomputing and parallel processing. She is the author of recent studies of the Regional Bell Operating Companies' marketing strategies, Internet equipment, a study of Internet Equipment, Worldwide Telecommunications Equipment, Top Ten Telecommunications, Digital Loop Carrier, Web Hosting, and Application Integration markets. Ms. Eustis is a graduate of Barnard College.

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