Symantec leads security software vendors on revenue market share in 2012

Infotech Lead India: Gartner has revealed top 5 security software providers’ market share in 2012.

Symantec, McAfee, Trend Micro, IBM and EMC are the top 5 security software vendors based on their 2012 revenues.

In #1 position, Symantec’s security software market share is 19.6 percent in 2012.

Symantec managed single-digit growth of 2.6 percent to reach $3.75 billion in 2012.

Intel/McAfee is in the second position with 8.8 percent market share in the security software space.

McAfee showed growth of 37 percent in 2012 to reach $1.7 billion. This was driven by a combination of organic growth, acquisitions and the indirect impact of a 2011 revenue write-down following Intel’s acquisition of McAfee.

TrendMicro’s market share is 6.1 percent.

Trend Micro, which spent much of 2012 accelerating the diversification of its business with cloud and virtualization platform security and advanced threat protection (ATP) offerings, recorded an overall security revenue decrease of 2.7 percent, with negative growth impacting its consumer and enterprise businesses.

IBM has a market share of 5 percent in the security software space.

Market share of EMC in the security software space is 3.7 percent.

Gartner says security software revenue rose 7.9 percent to $19.2 billion in 2012.

Growth drivers in the global security software market are the evolution of new threats and working practices, such as bring your own device (BYOD).

Top Security Software Vendors, Worldwide, 2011-2012 (Millions of Dollars)

Company 2012 Revenue 2012 Market Share (%) 2011 Revenue 2011-2012

Growth (%)

Symantec 3,747.1 19.6 3,652.0 2.0
McAfee* 1,680.0 8.8 1,226.0 37.0
Trend Micro 1,172.0 6.1 1,205.1 -2.7
IBM 953.6 5.0 931.3 2.4
EMC 717.6 3.7 716.1 0.2
Others 10,865.2 56.8 10,008.7 8.5
Total 19,135.5 100.0 17,739.2 7.9

*McAfee’s strong growth in 2012 was partly influenced by Intel’s write-down of McAfee revenue in 2011.

Source: Gartner (May 2013)

Security continues to be a top priority across all technology categories in the SMB market. The rise of midmarket demand presents a new challenge for participants in the security space, as SMB requirements are different from those of larger enterprises.

Gartner said security buyers from SMBs are increasingly considering security as a service as an alternative for deploying security technologies, particularly for areas such as email and Web security, which is leading to more market consolidation and more competitive pricing as established players acquire pure-play cloud-based specialists across the security landscape.

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