International Data Corporation (IDC) reported today that quarterly security appliance sales in EMEA grew by 5.2% in Q42012 over the same quarter last year. According to IDC’s Quarterly Security Appliance Tracker, factory revenue for the market hit $696.8 million in Q4. For all of 2012, it said factory revenue was about $2.5 billion, a 2% increase over 2011.
Cisco led the market with 19.6% of revenue followed by Check Point 16.7%, Fortinet 7%, Juniper, Blue Coat 5.2% and others 31%.
"As happened with the firewall market a few years ago, unified threat management appliances are now cannibalizing the dedicated IPS standalone appliance revenue, as unified solutions are proving more and more popular in organizations of all sizes," said Romain Fouchereau, manager of IDC's security appliances service, was quoted in a release.
Western European and CEMA Highlights
IDC also found similar trends in Western European markets with a 3.9% growth in Q42012 over the same period in 2011 with total revenue generate in 2012. However, it noted that annual growth remained flat at .5% with total revenue generated in 2012 nearing $1.15 billion. It pointed to a strong Q4, mainly led by UTM results, as helping the security appliance market growth remain positive last year.
Meanwhile the security appliance market in Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEMA) region showed a healthy 9.5% year-on-year growth in Q42012, reaching$173.9 million in factory revenue. Full year-on-year growth hit 7.2%.
Amy Michaels is a journalist and editor with an expertise in high technology, having covered established companies and start-up ventures for more than a decade. She is a former Reuters correspondent.
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