REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – September 30, 2014 –According to a recently published Network Security Appliance (NSA) quarterly report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, the Network Security Appliance market grew four percent quarter-over-quarter.  Gains were recorded in both Physical and Virtual Appliances as new threats, the necessity of protecting network assets, and the priority of mitigating the risks associated with attacks continued to drive demand.

The market also saw a change in vendor rankings in the second quarter 2014 as Fortinet’s strong sales into large enterprise customers in the Unites States pushed the company’s security revenues up eight percent.  The transition to new products platforms caused some softness for vendors such as Juniper as they migrate customers to higher end SRX platforms.

“The way security policies are created and enforced has changed. The previous generation of perimeter-deployed firewalls was not equipped to address new network complexities,” explained Casey Quillin, Director of Data Center Appliance research at Dell’Oro Group.  “Application-aware new security platforms—such as those offered by Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet, Check Point, Dell (SonicWALL), Juniper, and Cisco (Sourcefire)—use deep-packet inspection to create and enforce user- or application layer policies. We believe such enterprise firewall products will continue to grow in utility and increasingly contribute to NSA growth,” Quillin explained.

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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 Appliance equipment, 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: SaaS, 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 Julie@DellOro.com.

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