March 7, 2006 11:42 AM PST
Network security spending 'slow but steady'
Jeff Wilson, principal analyst at Infonetics Research, said the fourth quarter didn't have "its usual seasonal bump" because some businesses are looking into solutions such as network access control and content security before spending on core network security. Cisco Systems led the integrated software market in 2005, with just over a third of the market, followed by Check Point Software with 10 percent and Juniper Networks with 8 percent. Looking to the future, the network security market should see modest, steady growth of 32 percent to $5.7 billion in 2009, according to Infonetics.
Sylvia Carr of Silicon.com reported from London.