Infonetics: Mobile attacks fuel DDoS prevention appliance demand

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The rise in mobile attacks has fueled an increase in demand for security appliances that thwart distributed denial of service attacks against enterprises, observed Infonetics Research.

Global DDoS prevention appliance revenue is expected to reach $272 million in 2012, up 29 percent from 2011. The market is forecasted to top $485 million in 2016, according to the latest stats from the research group.

According to Infonetics, Arbor Networks is the largest vendor in the global DDoS prevention market.

"With mobile security attacks mushrooming at the same time that mobile operators are upgrading their networks to deliver 3G and 4G services and handle booming broadband data demand, operators are being forced to add new layers of network protection and to increase their security processing capacity," said Jeff Wilson, principal analyst for security at Infonetics.

"These trends are pushing revenue for DDoS prevention solutions in mobile networks to grow at an explosive 32 percent compound annual growth rate through 2016," he added.

In the third quarter of 2012, Latin America accounted for 6.5 percent of DDoS prevention appliance revenue, but it is expected to have the highest growth through 2016, as many carriers in the region deploy their first serious DDoS mitigation products.

For more:
- see the Infonetics data

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