Thursday, June 7, 2018

IDC: Worldwide Quarterly Security Appliance sales up 14% in Q1

Worldwide vendor revenues for security appliances in the first quarter increased 14.3% year over year to $3.3 billion and shipments grew 18.9% year over year to 838,098 units, according to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Security Appliance Tracker.

"The first quarter of 2018 exhibited strong growth for network security due to consistent double-digit growth across nearly every region and continued momentum from UTM as vendors reported $240.6 million more in revenue for 1Q18 than in 1Q17. Firewall and UTM are the strongest areas of growth as network refreshes drive perimeter security refreshes and as vendors add new features and improve performance across all product lines," said Robert Ayoub, program director, Security Products.

Some highlights from IDC:

  • The Unified Threat Management (UTM) sub-market reached record-high revenues of $2.1 billion in 1Q18, a year-over-year growth of 16.1%. The UTM market now represents more than 53% of worldwide revenues in the security appliance market. 
  • The Firewall and Content Management sub-markets recorded year-over-year revenue growth in 1Q18 of 17.4% and 7.5%, respectively. 
  • The Intrusion Detection and Prevention and Virtual Private Network (VPN) sub-markets experienced weakening revenues in the quarter with year-over-year declines of 13.0% and 3.0%, respectively.
  • The United States delivered 42.3% of the worldwide security appliance market revenue and was the major driver for spending in Q1 2018 with 16.7% year-over-year growth. 
  • Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APeJ) had the strongest year-over-year revenue growth in 1Q18 at 15.9% and captured 21.0% revenue market share. 
  • The more mature regions of the world – the United States and Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) – combined to provide nearly two thirds of the global security appliance market revenue. 
  • EMEA saw an annual increase of 11.6%. 
  • Asia/Pacific (including Japan)(APJ) and the Americas (Canada, Latin America, and the U.S.) experienced year-over-year growth of 13.1% and 16.3%, respectively.

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