Trend Micro no.1 in server security market share, worldwide: IDC

by CXOtoday Staff    Dec 23, 2010

winnerTrend Micro (TYO:4704) is ranked as no. 1 for corporate endpoint server security with an estimated 22.9 percent market share, according to a recent report by IDC (TSE:IDC). The “Worldwide Endpoint Security 2010-2014 Forecast” November 2010, market analysis report identifies server security as a new sub-segment of the endpoint security market.

Talking about the solutions of the company, Amit Nath, country manager, India & SAARC, Trend Micro, said that, “One of them is our Trend Micro Deep Security, which provides advanced security for physical, virtual, and cloud servers.”

In the report, IDC defines the server security category as, “Solutions [that] include antimalware, desktop firewall, and host intrusion detection and prevention software that is designed to maintain the integrity of servers. These products primarily protect the operating system of servers to ensure that the systems do not run malicious software that can compromise the business applications and data on the servers. These products are generally more robust than desktop endpoint security and are available for a much wider set of operating systems (Windows, Unix, and Linux). This category also includes products that are designed to protect hypervisors and virtual servers.”

“With data center consolidation, along with the rise of virtualization, VDI, and cloud computing applications, more and more computing power and data itself are moving into data centers and servers,” remarked Eva Chen, CEO and Co-founder, Trend Micro. “It doesn’t matter whether the servers are physical, virtual, inside the corporate data center, or in the cloud; these servers and, more importantly, the data need to be secure,” Chen further added.

Revenue was up 13.2 percent in the third quarter from global server sales, stated the research firm. With shipments of virtualized servers growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14 percent from 2009 to 2014, IDC stated that it expects that this robust growth in server virtualization will continue through 2014 as datacenter adoption is increasingly considered mainstream in mature economies and as organizations in emerging regions look for datacenter efficiencies while they rapidly increase their server investments over the period.