Worldwide Security Software Revenue Totaled $7.4 Billion in 2005, Says Gartner

Worldwide security software revenue totaled $7.4 billion in 2005, a 14.8% increase from 2004 revenue of $6.4 billion, driven by continued growth in the antivirus software market, according to Gartner, Inc. Antivirus software revenue totaled $4 billion in 2005, and it accounted for 54.3% of the total security software industry.
  • e-mail security market grew the most at 34.2%
  • Compliance driven user provisioning market grew 19.7%
  • Top five vendors: Symantec, McAfee, Trend Micro, CA and IBM 

Symantec continued to lead the security software market in 2005, as its market share totaled 32.2% of worldwide revenue and its sales in antivirus segment accounted for 53.6% of the market. 

Worldwide: Security Software Revenue Estimates for 2005 (U.S. Dollars)

Company

2005  Revenue (US$ in Millions)

2005 Market Share (%)

2004 Revenue (US$ in Millions)

2004 Market Share (%)

2004-2005 Growth (%)

Symantec

2,381.6

32.2

2,077.9

32.2

14.6

McAfee

918.1

12.4

816.3

12.7

12.5

Trend Micro

630.0

8.5

550.8

8.5

14.4

CA

438.2

5.9

398.2

6.2

10.1

IBM

299.0

4.0

280.5

4.4

6.6

Other Vendors

2,733.3

37.0

2,322.6

36.0

17.1

Total

7,400.2

100.0

6,446.3

100.0

14.8

Source: Gartner Dataquest (September 2006)

The fastest growth segment within the security software market was the e-mail security boundary market. This segment grew 34.2% in 2005, as revenue totaled $393.9 million in 2005. The market accounted for 7.1% of the total security software industry.

An increasing need for customers to meet compliance requirements, as well as a continued need for near-real-time awareness of external and internal threats, is driving the security information and event management (SIEM) market. The SIEM software market grew by more than 29% in 2005 to more than $281 million.

Compliance is also driving growth in the user provisioning market. This segment grew 19.7% in 2005, with revenue $753.3 million. 

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