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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – 17 December, 2014According to a recently published Application Delivery Controller (ADC) quarterly report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, the ADC market grew very slightly by just one percent quarter-over-quarter. Virtual appliances experienced strong revenue growth, rising 17 percent versus the prior quarter which offset the one percent decline in physical appliance revenue.

Vendor performance overall was mixed. New product sales gave F5 Networks its sixth consecutive quarter of record revenues following recent completion of a comprehensive product refresh.  These strong results culminated in the company reaching 52 percent revenue share in the ADC market, its highest level ever.

“We believe the expansion of security features in the ADC platform has and will continue to drive demand, resulting in larger deals of this type,” explained Casey Quillin, Director of Data Center Appliance research at Dell’Oro Group.  “ADCs typically sit in front of the web servers in the network, which positions them as an ideal platform for deploying some security services, such as Web application firewalls,” Quillin explained.


The Dell’Oro Group Quarterly Data Center Appliance Report offers complete, in-depth coverage of the market with tables covering manufacturers’ revenue, units shipped and average selling prices for Application Delivery Controller, WAN Optimization Appliances, and Network Security Appliances. Each of these markets is further segmented by Physical and Virtual technologies. The Network Security Appliance market is also segmented by: Content Security, Firewall, IDS and IPS, and VPN and SSL. To purchase this report, please contact Julie Learmond-Criqui, call +1.650.622.9400 x244 or email


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