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China Quarterly Security Appliance Tracker

The 3rd ICT Platform, which comprises cloud, mobility, social, and big data, is identified by IDC as the top technology. The 3rd ICT Platform is quickly shaping the market dynamics and changing the way how enterprises proceed with their daily workflow and business process. Ensuring the security of this platform is an extremely important thing, IDC's China Quarterly Security Appliance Tracker provides a qualitative and quantitative analysis of some top hot trends in China's IT security market. This service, which showcases the short-term and long-term market opportunities, is the essential guide for vendors looking to establish and grow their presence in the IT security market in China.

Technology Coverage

This tracker provides total market size and vendor share for the following technology areas.

Core Coverage:

  • Security Content Management (SCM)
  • Firewall
  • IDP
  • Unified Threat Management (UTM)
  • VPN

Geographic Scope

  • Asia/Pacific excluding Japan: PRC


  • China IT security appliance market share

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
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