Cisco gains in security appliance market share, Juniper slips

Enterprise networking vendor Cisco has increased its security appliance market share to 17.5 percent in Q1 2014 from 16.9 percent in Q1 2013, said IDC. Juniper slipped to fifth position. Fortinet and Palo Alto Networks improved their market share, while Check Point slipped marginally.

The growth of Cisco was driven in part by the acquisition of Sourcefire.

The security appliance market share of Check Point decreased marginally to 12.8 percent in Q1 2014 from 12.9 percent in Q1 2013, while Fortinet increased share to 7.1 percent from 6.2 percent, Palo Alto Networks enhanced share to 6.7 percent from 4.3 percent.

Juniper Networks share in the global security appliance market decreased to 6 percent from 6.4 percent. But it slipped to fifth rank from third position.

Security appliance market in Q1 2014

During the period, Fortinet retained third position, while Palo Alto edged up to fourth from fifth, said IDC.

The market size of security appliance market rose 8 percent to $2.1 billion in Q1 2014.

First quarter shipments also grew, totaling 478,384 units, up 2.4 percent over the 467,143 units shipped in Q1 2013.

Growth of security appliance market in Latin America was 20 percent. Revenue growth in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) was 13.6 percent. North America grew 12.1 percent in the quarter while accounting for 43 percent of the market, helping drive top-line growth. Western Europe was essentially flat year over year, as pockets of economic uncertainly lengthen sales cycles and inhibit growth, said IDC.