Security appliance shipments grew 1% in Q3, Channelnomics says

The security appliance market is growing incrementally but not at a great rate, as evidenced by worldwide factory revenue being up 5.7% year-over-year to just over $2B in 3Q12, while shipments grew only 1%, reported Channelnomics yesterday, citing IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Security Appliance Tracker. In Q3, Cisco (CSCO) led the security appliance market with 16.2% share, followed by Check Point (CHKP) with 12.8% share, followed by Fortinet (FTNT), Palo Alto Networks (PANW) and Sourcefire (FIRE), the report noted.