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TMCNet:  Infonetics: Mobile Messaging Security Market up 70% in 2013 as Carriers Step up Battle Against Spam, Threats

[January 10, 2014]

Infonetics: Mobile Messaging Security Market up 70% in 2013 as Carriers Step up Battle Against Spam, Threats

CAMPBELL, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its latest SMS/MMS Security Gateways market size and forecasts report, which tracks short message service (SMS) and multimedia messaging service (MMS) security hardware and software, such as SMS firewalls and mobile messaging security platforms.

ANALYST NOTE

"The popularity of SMS and MMS has soared over the last decade, but carriers around the globe are just now beginning to seriously evaluate and deploy mobile messaging security solutions, forced by economic, regulatory, and attack conditions," notes Jeff Wilson, principal analyst for security at Infonetics Research.

Continues Wilson: "A trend we're seeing as a result of regulatory pressure is major carriers in a region looking at SMS/MMS security solutions as a group and selecting a single vendor or technology, causing initial adoption to happen at once in that country or region, like Cloudmark (News - Alert)/TeleDNA's recent deployment in India."

MOBILE MESSAGING SECURITY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

  • Around 10 trillion SMS/MMS messages are generated annually, opening up new opportunities for spammers and hackers
  • As a result, carriers are stepping up spending on security gateway solutions designed to combat SMS/MMS spam and threats
  • For the full year 2013, the global SMS/MMS security gateway market is projected to reach $70 million, a 70% increase over 2012
  • Cloudmark, which closed out 2013 particularly strong, and AdaptiveMobile are the current revenue leaders in the SMS/MMS security gateway space
  • Infonetics (News - Alert) expects the next 12 months to bring consolidation to the SMS/MMS security gateway industry, with major networking/telecom equipment suppliers and focused network security players entering the fray
  • Worldwide, the SMS/MMS security gateway market is forecast by Infonetics to grow at a 56% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2012 to 2017

INFONETICS SECURITY WEBINAR

Join Principal Analyst Jeff Wilson and WatchGuard Thursday, Jan. 30 for Redefining Network Security Performance: The Speed You Really Need for pointers on selecting firewall solutions that best meet IT security and performance requirements. Learn more and register today: http://w.on24.com/r.htm?e=734470&s=1&k=0A6567260AF024F5DB2FCC1F000F674B

REPORT SYNOPSIS

Infonetics' biannual SMS/MMS security gateways report provides worldwide and regional market size, forecasts through 2017, analysis, and trends for SMS/MMS security gateways by units, revenue, and ARPU (average revenue per user). Vendors tracked: AdaptiveMobile, Anam, Cloudmark, Comviva, Mahindra Cellusys, Protei, Symsoft, Tekelec (News - Alert) (Oracle), and others. To buy the report, contact Infonetics: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.

RELATED SECURITY RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cloud and data center operators investing heavily in security, rate top vendors
  • Application-layer attacks sparking new investments in DDoS solutions
  • SaaS security sales up 29% year-over-year in 3Q13
  • NSA spygate underscores need for multi-layered security in the data center
  • Service provider capex increasing 6% in 2013, ignited by BRICs; revenue to hit $2 trillion
  • Hacker attacks and concerns over government spying help spur mobile security market


RECENT AND UPCOMING SECURITY RESEARCH

Download Infonetics' 2014 market research brochure, publication calendar, events brochure, report highlights, tables of contents, and more at http://www.infonetics.com/login.

  • Analyst Note: Securing Mobile Backhaul Gets Serious (Oct. 31)
  • Analyst Note: Barracuda IPO Is Good News, Bad News (Nov. 26)
  • Telecom & Datacom Market Drivers (Dec. 17)
  • Analyst Note: Blue Coat & Akamai in the Holiday Spending Spirit (Dec. 18)
  • Mobile Security Strategies & Vendor Leadership: N. American Enterprise Survey (Feb. 2)
  • Content Security Gateway Appliances, Software, & SaaS: Market Share & Forecast (Feb. 24)
  • Network Security Appliances & Software: Market Share & Forecast (Mar. 6)
  • Cloud & CPE Managed Security Services: Market Size & Forecast (Mar. 13)
  • Data Center Security Strategies & Vendor Leadership: N. A. Enterprise Survey (Mar. 25)
  • Mobile Device Security Client Software: Market Size & Forecast (Apr. 9)

INFONETICS SECURITY WEBINARS

Visit https://www.infonetics.com/infonetics-events to register for upcoming webinars, view recent webinars on demand, or learn about sponsoring a webinar.

  • Redefining Network Security Performance: The Speed You Really Need (Jan. 30: Attend)
  • Data Center Firewalls: The New Performance Requirements (View on demand)
  • Using Big Data Analytics to Improve Security (2014: Sponsor)
  • DDoS Mitigation Strategies: What's Next (2014: Sponsor)

TO BUY REPORTS, CONTACT:

N. America (West), Asia Pacific: Larry Howard, larry@infonetics.com, +1 408-583-3335

N. America (East, Midwest), L. America: Scott Coyne, scott@infonetics.com, +1 408-583-3395

EMEA, India, Singapore: George Stojsavljevic, george@infonetics.com, +44 755-488-1623

Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp

ABOUT INFONETICS

Infonetics Research (News - Alert) (www.infonetics.com) is an international market research and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize, and compete effectively. View Infonetics' About Us slides at http://bit.ly/QUrbrV.


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