Worldwide security software sales are forecast to surpass $16.5bn in 2010, an 11.3% increase from $14.8bn in 2009,...
according to Gartner.
The consumer market remains the largest security software segment, with sales projected to reach $4.2bn in 2010, up from $3.9bn in 2009. In the enterprise market, revenue is set to reach $3bn in 2010, up from $2.9bn in 2009.
Gartner analysts said security software markets would weather the current economic downturn better than in 2001 and 2002, because the market conditions were dramatically different in terms of maturity, penetration, confidence in IT, and geographic and vertical mix.