Spam and spyware continues to be a strong security threat faced by today’s corporations. These malicious threats jeopardize the confidentiality, integrity and accessibility of a company’s valuable data and resources, thereby creating the need for effective content filtering solutions. Due to the high demand for such products that can essentially reduce and protect against these attacks, the global content filtering market is poised for significant growth.
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (networksecurity.frost.com), World Content Filtering Market, finds that market earned revenues of 1.8 billion in 2006 and estimates to reach $5.6 billion in 2013.
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In the past, content filtering solutions operated on URL lists to prevent access to blocked Web sites such as the usual pornography and file sharing sites. However, present day solutions have been reengineered to be more agile and effective against emerging threats posed by malware that can be injected into harmless Web sites.
The content filtering market has responded to these new and emerging threats by deploying products that filter instant messaging (IM), voice over Internet protocol (VoIP), data leakage and mobile devices along with their e-mail and Web filtering solutions. Therefore, all corporations large or small need content filtering solutions deployed throughout their enterprise to safeguard against such attacks.
Traditionally content filtering vendors primarily focused their sales efforts with large enterprises. However, smaller vendors are aggressively concentrating their efforts in small and medium enterprises, thereby working to achieve and maintain consistent revenue growth through dependable revenue streams.
"Buyers for content filtering solutions should not be limited to government and financial verticals; they are needed in all verticals due to security and bandwidth issues," explains Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Terrence Brewton. "Moreover, these solutions also help avoid legal suits due to harassing emails, expose sexually implicit Web pages and comply with regulatory requirements such as Payment Card Industry (PCI), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) and Child Internet Protection Act (CIPA)."
However, the negative perception that content filtering solutions cannot keep up with hacking technology as spam, spyware and phishing attacks are ever increasing in society. Moreover, corporations are reluctant to purchase additional IT appliances with increasing budget restraints although they help in securing their network and meeting legislation requirements.
"By working toward overcoming consumer reluctance and adopting more agile solutions to meet the growing threats of malware, vendors can ensure that content filtering devices are deployed in more businesses," notes Brewton.
Organizations whose resources are stretched to enjoy the benefits of a content filtering solution can leverage managed and layered content filtering solutions to counter today’s most dangerous malware threats.
Hosted products may also prove to be beneficial to customers as they tend to be most agile and cost effective in terms of preventing zero day exploits. With these solutions, there is no need to purchase, maintain and deploy hardware to the enterprise or to the desktop.
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