The worldwide DDoS prevention appliance market closed 2013 strong, reaching $348 million in revenue, an increase of 26% from the prior year, according to a new report from Infonetics Research. However, 1Q14 revenue was flat sequentially, totaling $91.5 million.
- North America comprised the majority of DDoS prevention appliance revenue in 1Q14, followed by EMEA, Asia Pacific, and the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA)
- Consolidation and new product announcements continue, with F5 picking up cloud provider Defense.net, and ADC vendor A10 launching a new line of DDoS mitigation appliances
- The data center and mobile DDoS prevention segments are projected to maintain healthy double-digit CAGRs from 2013–2018
- Software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) are pervasive trends in network and telecom infrastructure, and they will eventually touch all areas of security, including DDoS mitigation.
“Buyers need protection from a new wave of sophisticated application layer attacks and massive amplification attacks, and we're seeing renewed focus on DDoS mitigation from a wide range of established data center and security players like Check Point, Fortinet, Juniper, F5, and Huawei,” notes Jeff Wilson, principal analyst for security at Infonetics Research. “Arbor Networks maintains a strong leadership position in the DDoS mitigation space despite having a wide range of challengers, from focused product vendors in adjacent markets to large established networking and security vendors.”