DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ee98a2/world_network_intr) has announced the addition of Frost & Sullivan's new report "World Network Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) Products Market" to their offering.
With vendors developing and moving their technologies towards a more proactive security device, unreliable and clunky intrusion detection/prevention systems are technologies of the past. As IPS technology has matured, it has become an integral part of an organization's core network security infrastructure. The emergence and increased adoption of unified threat management systems and next generation firewalls by SMBs has changed the role of intrusion prevention systems in the modern enterprise. While the market has changed, the intrusion prevention systems market continues to surpass all expectations.
This research service focuses on the global 2010 network intrusion prevention systems (IPS) products market. With vendors developing and moving their technologies toward a more proactive security device, intrusion detection systems have become technology of the past, as organizations are using IPS devices as part of their core security infrastructures.
The two deployment models covered in this research service are hardware-based and virtual IPS appliances.
Key market players in the industry were interviewed and consulted for their insights on market trends, drivers, and challenges emerging in the market. In addition, growth forecasts broken down by horizontal and vertical markets and competitive analyses are included.
Virtual IPS Technology Market
Beginning in 2009, the first virtualized appliances hit the market. Virtual IPS is still a growing technology. However, despite the virtual IPS market not generating any substantial revenues till date, Frost & Sullivan believes vendors should address this market need, and while virtual IPS is still miles away from showing strong revenues, vendors who do not address this segment are giving up potential revenues.
As IPS technology has matured, it has become an integral part of an organization's network security infrastructure. Frost & Sullivan believes IPS will become the new enforcement point for the infrastructure and will continue to operate in conjunction with policy enforcement. Despite the lack of any major innovation in this market, the continued development and fine tuning of product offerings by security vendors has lead to products that can handle a great amount of data flow through networks. As a result, pricing for these devices has also increased with the need of high-traffic-capable IPS appliances, such as the availability of appliances capable of handling more than 10 gigabytes per second.
Unified Threat Management Technologies
Unified Threat Management (UTM) technologies have played a major role in implementation and use of intrusion detection and prevention systems. UTM systems, however, are more geared to SMBs and smaller enterprises. As a result, the future of stand-alone intrusion prevention systems becomes uncertain.
North America continues to be the biggest regional adaptor of IPS products However, growth within the region is decreasing, giving up percentage share to primarily EMEA and APAC regions.
Implementation of IPS Devices
Government legislation, increased complex attacks, and incessant system vulnerabilities and software patches are the top three drivers for implementation of IPS devices. The global recession, reduced budgets, UTM alternatives, and confusion around cloud computing and virtualizations are top restraints for continued expansion of IPS devices.
The sophistication of malware such as the Zeus Trojan horse and Stuxnet worm which target financial institutions and industrial software and equipment, respectively, has put the security community on notice of the advancement in attempts to hijack systems. As these types of attacks continue to develop, vendors and the security community will have to proceed in upgrading and modifying their product offerings to combat the latest security threats.
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