Security appliances have become a popular and simple means for delivering software and security solutions into businesses of all sizes in every market. IDC's Canadian Quarterly Security Appliance Tracker® provides the ability to quickly and effectively respond to today's dynamic security appliance market by keeping pace with evolving functionality and rapid deployment of new models competing in the marketplace. This product provides insight into customer trends by delivering product line and vendor market share information. IDC's Canadian Quarterly Security Appliance Tracker presents market data in an easy-to-use product interface for market measurement and business planning activities.
This tracker provides total market size and vendor share for the following technology areas. Measurement for this tracker is in unit shipments, end-user revenue, and factory revenue.
- Security function (content management, firewall/VPN, IDS, IPS, unified threat management, VPN)
- Network type (wired, wireless)
This tracker is delivered on a quarterly basis within an MS Excel pivot table. Deliverables for this tracker are listed below. For a complete delivery schedule, please contact an IDC sales representative.
IDC's Tracker Methodology
IDC's tracker data is developed using a rigorous methodology that includes well-planned and well-coordinated local, regional, and worldwide data cross-checks combined with a proprietary advanced data consolidation and analysis data platform managed by IDC's Worldwide Tracker organization. Data sources used in the process of determining IDC's tracker numbers include, but are not limited to:
- In-country local vendor interviews
- Distribution data feeds
- Worldwide and regional vendor guidance
- ODM data
- In-country local channel partner discussions
- Import records
- Feedback from component suppliers
- Vendor briefings and public financial reports