The UTM Market
M&A activity will increase in the unified threat management market between 2013 and 2016, according to a new report by Frost & Sullivan. The report also forecasts that the market will grow to more than 17 percent from 2011 to 2016. Chris Rodriguez, a senior industry analyst at Frost & Sullivan, said UTM prices increased 3 percent in 2011 and projected prices to grow the most in 2012.
UTM appliances typically provide firewall, antivirus, content and email filtering, intrusion prevention and application control in a single package. Distributors account for more than 75 percent of UTM appliance sales in North and South America, but Rodriguez added that VARs such as FishNet Security are critical for UTM market penetration into industry verticals. The top three competitors, Fortinet, Check Point and Dell-SonicWall, hold nearly 49-percent market share, according to the analysis.
Continue on to see to keep an eye on this year as the competition starts heating up in the UTM security appliances space.