Global content security gateway appliance and software revenue in 2015 was $2.8 billion, almost flat from the previous year, IHS Technology quarterly report showed.
On the market share front, Intel Security was the content security gateway revenue leader in 2015, followed by Blue Coat, Cisco, Raytheon|Websense (now Forcepoint) and Symantec.
IHS said appliances made up the lion’s share of 2015 content security gateway sales. SaaS revenue for messaging and web and malware security rose 36 percent in Q4 2015, compared to Q4 2014.
IHS said this trend signals a shift to new deployment models and solutions that deal directly with unknown threats.
It noted that FireEye leads ATP side with 44 percent share of network ATP revenue. At the same time, major players with diverse security portfolios like Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, Trend Micro and many more are chasing FireEye and beginning to make good progress with their integrated solutions.
As a result, IHS expects the network ATP market to cross the $1 billon-mark in 2016.