http://www.infoworld.com/articles/hn/xml/01/04/18/010418hnsecuritymarket.xml?p=br&s=7 By Sam Costello Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2001 TWO REPORTS FROM market research firm International Data Corp. (IDC) this week forecast that two different sectors of the market for corporate network security products will top $1 billion by 2004. Intrusion detection and vulnerability assessment products will break through the $1-billion-a-year revenue mark by 2003, according to a report released Wednesday by IDC, while the three A's -- authentication, authorization, and administration -- will top $7.7 billion by 2004, according to a study published Monday. (IDC is owned by International Data Group Inc., the parent company of the IDG News Service.) Intrusion detection and vulnerability assessment software are already bring in revenue closing in on $1 billion, with the market likely to experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 34 percent from 1999 to 2004, the report said. By 2004, vulnerability assessment tools will account for 54 percent of the revenue in that part of the security market, with intrusion detection making up the difference. Intrusion detection software, however, will outgrow vulnerability assessment tools in CAGR, 37 percent vs. 32 percent over the same period. The three A's will grow from $2.8 billion in 2000 to $7.7 billion, thanks to a CAGR of 28 percent. Authentication, a field that covers secure transactions, digital certificates, and PKI (public key infrastructure), will be a driving force in the growth of the market, with 2004 revenue ringing in at $1.7 billion, Framingham, Mass.-based IDC said. Interestingly, the growth in the intrusion detection and vulnerability assessment market will not be driven by fears of security breaches but rather by a desire by corporate IT managers to control and be aware of the status of their networks, the study said. The three A's, on the other hand, will grow due to their importance in securing e-business transactions and partnerships. *==============================================================* "Communications without intelligence is noise; Intelligence without communications is irrelevant." Gen Alfred. M. Gray, USMC ================================================================ C4I.org - Computer Security, & Intelligence - http://www.c4i.org *==============================================================* ISN is hosted by SecurityFocus.com --- To unsubscribe email LISTSERVat_private with a message body of "SIGNOFF ISN".
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