The global revenue of vendors in the security appliance market increased 5.8 percent to $2.75 billion, and shipments grew 15.2 percent to 659,305 units in the second quarter of 2016, said IDC.
The Unified Threat Management (UTM) sub-market has doubled in size over the last five years and continues to be the major driver for the entire market.
The UTM market revenue rose 13.4 percent to $1.35 billion. During the first half of the year UTM vendor revenue grew 15.7 percent to $2.6 billion and it is the only sub-market with double-digit growth for seven consecutive years.
The Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDP) sub-market rose 4.8 percent to $402 million. Content Management sub-market grew 4.9 percent to $426 million.
The Firewall sub-markets declined of 6.7 percent, while and Virtual Private Network (VPN) fell 14.6 percent.
“The second quarter saw growth of 5.8 percent led by growth in the UTM, IDP, and Messaging Security categories. UTM continues to be the only category with sustained strong growth metrics,” said Elizabeth Corr, research analyst, Security Products at IDC.