This IDC study provides an overview and analysis of the Western European security appliance market for 2011–2016. It includes a review of 2011 and a five-year forecast for 2012–2016. The study examines the unified threat management (UTM), firewall (FW), intrusion detection systems (IDS), intrusion prevention systems (IPS), content management (CM), and VPN security appliance markets as well as the total security appliance market, which looks at these six security appliance markets as a combined market. For each of these six security appliance markets, the study covers the following areas from both a unit shipment and revenue perspective: actual market sizes and growth up to 2011, 2011 vendor trends and shares, 2011 country trends and shares, 2012–2016 market growth forecasts, and 2012–2016 country level market growth forecasts.
"In 2011, the Western European security appliance market grew by 3.7% in revenue, its lowest growth excluding the difficult year of 2009 that saw the worldwide economy collapse. But with the security landscape evolving, attacks being more and more sophisticated and new challenges like cloud and consumerization for IT to address, IDC believes that the security appliance market will continue to grow in Western Europe over the next years," said Romain Fouchereau, research analyst, IDC European Systems and Infrastructure Solutions — Security. "IDC predicts growth from security appliances to persist and is forecasting a 7.2% CAGR in 2012–2016 in revenue."