Story image

Why there’s a network security gold rush

02 Oct 2018

According to a recently published report from Dell’Oro Group, the network security appliance market revenue grew 9% year-over-year in 2Q 2018. 

Enterprise-class firewalls continued to drive revenue growth. The top Firewall – Enterprise vendors in ranking order are Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet, Check Point, Huawei, and Juniper.

Dell’Oro Group director Casey Quillin says, “The Firewall – Enterprise segment again realised robust growth in 2Q 2018, increasing 15% year-over-year to record levels. 

“Networks now require protection against numerous vulnerabilities, from securing connectivity for multiple users and device types to mitigating the risks of delivering disparate applications in hybrid Cloud environments.”

“New products addressing, especially those with application-aware or next-generation functionality, are driving high-end firewall revenue growth.”

Additional highlights from the 2Q18 Network Security & Data Center Appliance Quarterly Report:

1. The Application Delivery Controller market revenue increased 4% year-over-year and unit shipments were up 2%.

2. Virtual WAN optimisation market was flat year-over-year for the third consecutive quarter. Revenue growth in virtual appliances could not offset declines in physical appliance sales.

The data centre ecosystem is quickly evolving as customers consolidate data centres and look towards an ever-increasing amount of applications driving data to end user devices. 

Application Delivery Controllers expand their role under increasing workloads in the data centre and the expansion of Cloud. 

Network Security is encompassing more threat types and unique application vulnerabilities than ever before. 

WAN optimisation products continue to evolve around the intelligent branch as well as increased data traffic between data centres. 

These all present opportunities to businesses which in turn leads to the growth of the network security appliance market.

GitHub launches fund to sponsor open source developers
In addition to GitHub Sponsors, GitHub is launching the GitHub Sponsors, GitHub will match all contributions up to $5,000 during a developer’s first year in GitHub Sponsors.
Check Point announces integration with Microsoft Azure
The integration of Check Point’s advanced policy enforcement capabilities with Microsoft AIP’s file classification and protection features enables enterprises to keep their business data and IP secure, irrespective of how it is shared. 
Why AI will be procurement’s greatest ally
"AI can help identify emerging suppliers, technologies and products in specific categories."
Are AI assistants teaching girls to be servants?
Have you ever interacted with a virtual assistant that has a female-based voice or look, and wondered whether there are implicitly harmful gender biases built into its code?
Google 'will do better' after G Suite passwords exposed since 2005
Fourteen years is a long time for sensitive information like usernames and passwords to be sitting ducks, unencrypted and at risk of theft and corruption.
Hackbusters! Reviewing 90 days of cybersecurity incident response cases
While there are occasionally very advanced new threats, these are massively outnumbered by common-or-garden email fraud, ransomware attacks and well-worn old exploits.
Data#3 to exclusively provide MS licences to WA Government
The technology services provider has won two contracts with the Western Australia Government, becoming its sole Microsoft licence provider.
Why cash is no longer king in Australia
Australia is leading the way in APAC for granting credit on B2B transactions.