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Monday, July 10, 2006

VPNs: $23B And Growing

A new report from Infonetics Research pegs the value of the VPN services market in 2005 to have been $23 billion, which represents 14 percent growth over 2004.  Jeff Wilson, principal analyst of VPNs and Security at research firm Infonetics, told that the VPN services market growth for 2006 is currently pegged at 11 percent.  In 2005, site-to-site VPNs accounted for 77 percent of the market’s revenue while remote access only accounted for 23 percent.

SSL-VPNs offer the promise of simple remote access connectivity since from an end user standpoint they typically involve just a Web browser to access a corporate network.  They differ from their principal technology competitor IPSec VPNs in that IPSec typically requires an additional client application.

Nearly half the revenue comes from large organizations, with medium-sized outfits accounting for a third and small companies only by 21 percent.

Posted on 07/10