Due to the potential conseqences of such virulent attacks, companies have become more open to the idea of investing in the latest and most updated technologies for intrusion defense and detection protection.
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, World Security Test Equipment Markets, (testandmeasurement.frost.com) finds that these markets earned revenues of $67.2 million in 2006 and estimates this to reach $ 468.5 million in 2013.
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“Having experienced a growing number of high-profile hacks and data theft incidents, enterprises have realized the huge risks associated with virus/ spyware attacks and are increasingly willing to explore new technologies in security test equipment,” says Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Gabriel Khon. “The sheer ingenuity and financial backing of malware writers is forcing security application providers and security test vendors to develop innovative solutions on an extremely rapid development cycle.”
The emergence of converged networks has added to the complexity of the situation since it effectively means that threats penetrating one network can now spread to all of them. Once confined only to networked applications and Internet services, threats can now impact cell phones, various mobile devices, telephone and television services.
As a result of ever changing attack techniques, test developers must introduce integrated solutions that can protect the user at all levels. New and specialized testing tools that also have the ability to handle testing for different applications could open up significant opportunities for security test developers.
With the growth of the security market and the responsiveness of test developers to the changing threat environment, products that address specific problems have emerged. However, the complexity of the security infrastructure has reached the point where it has become very difficult for organizations to meet compliance requirements and manage numerous risks across multiple systems.
“Organizations are increasingly seeking out solutions that not only meet the immediate technical requirements but also integrate well into their overall management needs,” remarks Khon. “The integration of network scanning, vulnerability remediation, and network quarantine into a single, easily managed process is the key goal for network security technologies in the future.”
Integration will likely change the very face of network security. Providing a single solution can help each network segment to work more closely together than before. It would also enable gateways to react swiftly to virus detection and even intelligently isolate infected PCs from the network by communicating with the switch and preventing the spread. However, ease of use and affordability remain a key challenge faced by test developers and vendors.
World Security Test Equipment Markets, part of the Communications Test & Measurement Subscription, provides a comprehensive analysis of these markets segmented into firewall, virtual private network (VPN), and intrusion detection and prevention test equipment. It examines the major industry challenges, market drivers, and restraints and discusses the most promising market opportunities. The research service also provides detailed coverage of the competitive environment in these markets. Interviews with the press are available.
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