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Wireless Advances Pose Security Challenges, Opportunities


Wireless LAN (WLAN) technology has become a standard part of business networks, and portable computers with Wi-Fi and inexpensive wireless routers have made connectivity even more pervasive outside of the business premises, reports In-Stat ( These trends, and growth in the Wi-Fi phone market, pose key security challenges for IT managers, the high-tech market research firm says. Within wireless security, there are two distinct markets: client security to protect data when it is transmitted or stored on portable devices and facility security to monitor the RF environment and enforce policies to protect network operations and assets on the business premises. Together these markets are projected to reach $10.2 billion by 2011.

“In early 2007, the Wi-Fi Alliance announced that it had certified nearly 100 Wi-Fi phones,” says Victoria Fodale, In-Stat analyst. “Strong continued growth in this market is expected as operator deployments of combined Wi-Fi and cellular solutions increase worldwide.”

Recent research by In-Stat found the following:

* Between 2007 and 2011, close to 1.5 billion client devices with WLAN capability will ship.
* By 2011, dual-mode cellular/Wi-Fi phones will comprise almost 50% of WLAN clients.
* Many of these devices will be purchased by consumers, not their companies.

Recent In-Stat research, Mobility and Security in US Businesses: A Progress Report (#IN0703681LN), covers the market for wireless connectivity and security in the US. It includes results and analysis of an In-Stat survey of US wireless business users and forecasts for wireless security spending through 2011. Extensive analysis of market trends is provided.

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This research is part of In-Stat’s Network Security service. Network security remains paramount as threats become more pervasive and complex. Since advances in technology typically outpace security requirements, businesses are challenged with adopting new technologies and protection in parallel. On the supply side, key security applications are rapidly becoming commoditized and integrated with infrastructure. In addition, next−generation equipment and technologies will enable the delivery of security services at prices that could accelerate mass adoption. All of these factors point to a dynamic and innovative market for network security. It will be critical for suppliers making product and service decisions to understand market trends across all sizes of business.

This service integrates primary end−user research with supply−side analysis to provide an end−to−end view of the worldwide market for network security. The research deliverables include analysis of industry trends, end−user spending plans by size of business, market share data, and forecasts by segment and region.

Related Research Includes:

IP Phones Worldwide: Corded, Cordless, and WLAN

Business Wireless LAN Switch Market Analysis

Worldwide Security Appliance Market: What Businesses are Buying and Why

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Phone: 480-609-4509

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