Cisco is leading the overall security appliance market with an 18.1 percent share in factory revenue for the fourth quarter with growth of 23.6 percent.
This was due in large part to its Sourcefire acquisition, which closed in early October.
Check Point held the number 2 spot with a 12.7 percent share for the quarter as revenue increased 5.6 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2012.
Fortinet remained the third largest security appliance vendor, with a 6.6 percent share in the quarter.
Juniper continued to build sequential momentum, but declined 6.4 percent compared to the prior year.
Palo Alto Networks again held the fifth spot among security appliance vendors with a share of 5.4 percent on 47.7 percent growth compared to the prior year.
IDC said factory revenue was up 6.8 percent year over year to $2.4 billion, as shipments increased 0.6 percent to 546,384 units.
For the full year 2013, revenue grew 5.4 percent year over year to $8.6 billion, while shipments decreased for the first time since 2009, falling -2.1 percent to 2 million units.
Geographically, Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) saw the highest year-over-year factory revenue growth in the quarter (14.9 percent), followed by Canada which grew at 11.9 percent. Central and Eastern Europe posted the largest decline in Q4 2013, with revenue falling -4.9 percent compared to the prior year. The United States finished the year with growth of 7.7 percent in the quarter.
Top 5 Vendors, Worldwide Security Appliance Revenue, Fourth Quarter of 2013
(revenues in $ millions)
|Q4 2013 Market|
|Q4 2012 Market|
|Q4 2013/Q4 2012|
|Cisco||$434||18.1 %||$351||14.4 %||23.6 %|
|Check Point||$303||12.7 %||$287||11.8 %||5.6 %|
|Fortinet||$158||6.6 %||$136||5.6 %||16.2 %|
|Juniper||$147||6.1 %||$157||6.4 %||-6.4 %|
|Palo Alto Networks||$130||5.4 %||$88||3.6 %||47.7 %|
|Others||$1,221||51 %||$1,422||58.2 %||-14.1 %|
|Total||$2,393||100 %||$2,241||100 %||6.8 %|
Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Security Appliance Tracker, March 6, 2013
Functional Market Results
At the functional market level, the Unified Threat Management (UTM) segment saw the largest year-over-year revenue increase at 25.7 percent and accounted for 41.2 percent of security appliance revenue in Q4 2013. This marked the first time UTM accounted for more than 40 percent of the appliance market.
Firewall revenue declined 7.1 percent year over year, as more gateway appliances gain additional functionality and are counted as UTM. Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDP) again grew over the previous year, increasing 3.8 percent compared to Q4 2012. Finally, the content security segment declined 2.9 percent year over year and accounted for 16.6 percent of the market.