Email Security Appliances Are
Popular ... for Now. As part of the current market churn, email security
appliances are enjoying increased popularity relative to software and hosted service
providers. This faster growth will continue for a while. By 2007, however, most
customers who are switching to appliances will have done so, and this segment
will stabilize at about one-quarter of the market, growing at the same rate as
software and hosted service providers.
In other words, the current growth spurt is caused by churn. Some organizations
that are replacing failing email security software see their problems as partly
architectural, so they are switching to an appliance architecture (from software).
This is from our recent report, The
Email Security Market, 2005-2010. ... Richi