Infonetics Predicts Boom in Virtual Security
There has already been a 119 percent jump in virtualized security product sales in the first quarter of 2010.
V3.co.uk reports that last year virtualized security product sales totaled $203.8 million, which is up 64 percent from 2008. However, there has already been a 119 percent jump in the first quarter of 2010, and sales are expected to reach almost $1.6 billion by 2014.
Jeff Wilson, principal security analyst at Infonetics, says:
The drivers for this market are strong, and include the increasing volume and variety of security threats, the rapid adoption of server virtualization, new security challenges presented by virtualization, such as inter-virtual machine threats, and the availability of purpose-built solutions for securing virtualized server environments.