Desktop, Mobile Security Market to Hit $8.2 Billion

The business of securing connected desktop and mobile devices is a growing business, according to Infonetics Research's latest Security Client Software vendor market share and forecast report. The global market for desktop and mobile security clients will reach $8.2 billion by 2015, according to Infonetics.

The consumer segment of the desktop and laptop client security solutions market is the largest, though the slowest growing.

Another potentially disruptive factor are cloud- and SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) mobile security solutions, which many companies will look to for security solutions, according to Infonetics.

Desktop computers continue to be the main target of hackers, though Infonetics believes the mobile security is set for rapid growth given the fast-growing number of smartphone and media tablets being shipped.

"Hackers continue to focus their energy on the installed base of hundreds of millions of desktop computers around the globe, but with nearly 3 billion new smartphones and tablets expected to ship worldwide between 2010 and 2015, the opportunity for financially motivated hacking of smartphones grows significantly every year," commented Jeff Wilson, principal analyst for security at Infonetics Research, in a news release.

As more enterprises and consumers set out to protect their mobile devices, we expect the mobile security client market to take off, growing at a phenomenal 41% 5-year compound annual growth rate."

Written by Michael Standley at 00:00
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