Arbor leads distributed denial of service (DDoS) prevention appliance market

Arbor Networks is leading the distributed denial of service (DDoS) prevention appliance market in the third quarter of 2013, said Infonetics Research.

Arbor Networks, which ranked first in DDoS prevention appliance revenue, has more than 50 percent market share.

Radware is in the second position.

Infonetics Research’s DDoS Prevention Appliances report noted that the launch of Arbor’s hybrid-cloud service and Akamai’s acquisition of Prolexic bode well for the continued growth of the DDoS prevention appliance market.

Arbor leads distributed denial of service (DDoS) prevention appliance market

The global DDoS prevention appliance market rose 6 percent to $89 million in Q3 from Q2 2013.

Jeff Wilson, principal analyst for security at Infonetics Research, says growth of DDoS prevention appliances continues in 2013 as non-stop attacks plague a variety of industries, and large enterprises and service providers look to protect their users and data from a new wave of sophisticated DDoS attacks.

An increasing number of application-layer attacks, which older DDoS detection and mitigation infrastructure can’t identify and block, are forcing companies to make new investments in DDoS solutions.

The availability of integrated DDoS mitigation solutions, such as firewalls as routers, will begin to impact the standalone DDoS prevention market in 2015, limiting the potential of lower-end on-premise solutions for enterprises and small- to mid-sized hosting providers.

The Infonetics report said the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) is projected to have the highest growth in DDoS prevention appliance revenue of any major geographic region from 2012 to 2017, as many carriers deploy their first DDoS mitigation solutions.

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