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Worldwide Quarterly Security Appliance Tracker

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Security appliances have become a popular and simple means for delivering security software. IDC's Worldwide 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 the rapid deployment of new models competing in the marketplace. Learning which global markets are growing and understanding the quarterly adoption curve for new products have become business-critical needs for security vendors, supply chain partners, and the investment community. With quarterly data updates, this product provides insight into customer trends by delivering geography-specific product line and vendor market share information. IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Security Appliance Tracker presents market data in an easy-to-use product interface, allowing quick table customization for the automation of business planning activities.

Technology Coverage


This tracker provides total market size and vendor share for the following technology areas. Measurements for this tracker are in units, factory revenue, and customer revenue.

Core Coverage

  • Vendor, product brand, and model name
  • Product category: Firewall, Unified Threat Management (UTM), Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDP), content management (web and messaging), and Virtual Private Network (VPN)
  • Server class: High-end, midrange, and volume server
  • Price band
  • Network type: Wired and wireless
  • Operating system: Linux, Unix, Windows, and other OS
  • U rating and rack factor
  • Measurements: Units, vendor revenue, and value

Geographic Scope


  • Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (8): Australia, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Malaysia, PRC, Singapore, Taiwan, and Rest of Asia/Pacific
  • Canada
  • Central and Eastern Europe (6): Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, and Rest of CEE
  • Japan
  • Latin America (7): Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, and Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa (5): Israel, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Rest of Middle East and Africa
  • United States
  • Western Europe (16): Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom

Data Deliverables


This Tracker is delivered on a quarterly basis via a web-based interface for online querying and downloads. Deliverables for this tracker are listed below. For a complete delivery schedule please contact an IDC sales representative.

  • Historical data (five years of quarterly historical data)
  • Five-year forecast data (eight quarters and three years)

Forecast Coverage


Forecasts for this tracker are updated quarterly and include five years of historical data and an additional five years of annual market projections. Forecasts are available at the regional level. Details of the forecasts included in this tracker are as follows:

Core Forecast Coverage

  • Five-year annual forecast
  • Product category: Firewall, Unified Threat Management (UTM), Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDP), content management (web and messaging), and Virtual Private Network (VPN)
  • Measurements: Units and value