This IDC study presents vendor growth and share analysis of the Western European secure content and threat management (SCTM) software market in 2011, with all data reported in constant dollars. The study ranks the largest vendors and reviews their performance by functional market and vendor shares. Finally, essential guidance is provided regarding key strategic priorities for both end users and vendors in relation to the study.
"IDC believes that the flat but positive growth of the secure content and threat management functional market in 2011 has affected vendor growth and market shares as organizations start to transition to operating expenditure models, such as cloud and security-as-a-service offerings. The switch to security solutions from individual point products has decreased the management overhead while providing greater integration across the four subfunctional markets. As IT security grows as a priority for end users, 2012 looks positive, albeit at the mercy of the economic recovery," said Kevin Bailey, research director, IDC Security Software.
European Security Software Market Analysis and Strategies
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., IBM, Intel Corporation, Sophos Plc, Attachmate Corporation, Symantec Corporation, Websense Inc, Trend Micro Incorporated, Cisco Systems, Inc., Kaspersky Lab ZAO, F-Secure Oyj, Microsoft Corporation
Endpoint security, Firewall and VPN security appliance products, Intrusion detection and prevention, Messaging security, Network security, Secure content and threat management, Unified threat management, Virtual private network products, Web security