Security hardware provides security of IT assets. It mainly includes firewall equipment, VPN appliances, authentication devices, Intrusion Prevention and Detection (IPD) system, Unified Threat Management (UTM) devices, and secure content management hardware. Due to financial turmoil and recession, several companies have reduced their IT expenditure and budget. However, the security hardware market has not been affected as various companies and government organizations are still continuing to invest in IT security infrastructure in order to develop robust IT system.
Companies are learning to keep pace with changing security technologies and best practices to combat the escalation of threats and vulnerabilities. The industry is moving towards delivering security solutions through multi-functional devices rather than using a firewall plus separate appliances to protect against specific threats such as anti-virus or content filtering. This is leading to emergence of UTM, which is a dynamically updated gateway anti-virus, anti-spyware, and intrusion prevention system. This is one of the best methods of keeping network security protected against new emerging threats.
The report forecasts the size of Global Security Hardware Market over the period 2008-2012. It segments the Global Security Hardware Market into various geographic regions. Further, it discusses the key market trends, drivers and challenges of the Global Security Hardware Market, and profiles some of the key hardware vendors operating in this market.
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