Network advanced threat prevention (ATP) is rapidly catching up to the e-mail and web/malware security gateway markets, according to the latest IHS Infonetics Content Security Gateway Appliances, Software, and SaaS report from IHS.

In the report, which looks at three key markets in the content security gateway space – e-mail/web/malware security gateway products, content security SaaS solutions, and network ATP solutions – IHS forecasts network ATP revenue to grow at a 22% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2014 to 2019, the fastest of any segment tracked in the report.

“Though the market for traditional messaging and web/malware security gateway products is trending flat to down, network ATP and SaaS (software-as-a-service) are growing aggressively, signaling a shift to new deployment models and solutions that deal directly with unknown threats,” says Jeff Wilson, research director for cybersecurity technology at IHS.

“As with most new threat prevention technologies, network ATP will exist as a standalone solution and as a tightly integrated solution, for example as a module in a firewall or secure web gateway,” Wilson says.

Content security market highlights include:

  • Worldwide e-mail and web/malware security gateway appliance and software revenue was up 3% between 1Q15 and 2Q15, to $690-million
  • 65% of 2Q15 content security gateway revenue was from appliances, and 35% was from software
  • Network ATP sales reached $181-million in 2Q15, growing 63% over the year-ago quarter (2Q14)
  • SaaS revenue for messaging and web/malware security was $268-million in 2Q15, an increase of 38% over 2Q14
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