According to the Virtual Security Appliances report from Infonetics Research, the virtualized security market is primed for strong growth through to 2014.
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.