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Next-Generation IPS Technology Disrupts the IPS Market

Published: 26 March 2013

ID: G00247375

Analyst(s): Eric Ahlm

Summary

The network IPS market has shown slow growth from 2011 to 2012 due in part to the economic decline, but also due to erosion of IPS sales to NGFW providers. We discuss the impact of NGFW on the network IPS market and how next-generation IPS is a disruptive force to both the IPS and NGFW market.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) that offer intrusion prevention system (IPS) technologies combined with firewall, app control and user role awareness features are capturing sales once won by IPS providers
  • Network IPS providers have released extended capabilities defined as next-generation IPS (NGIPS) technologies that show evidence of being a disruptive force in the network IPS market
  • Some network IPS providers leading with NGIPS technologies have released NGFW products as well, showing their desire to compete in the NGFW market
  • Advanced threat appliance providers could threaten the network IPS market in the future by capturing spending usually destined for the IPS market from security buyers

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