Mobile Device Security Client Software Expands
Although North America greatly lags behind EMEA and Asia Pacific in total smartphone shipments, it has strong security client adoption relative to the other regions.Worldwide revenue for mobile device security client software is up 10 percent sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2014, to $385 million, according to a report from IT analytics firm Infonetics Research. In 2013, enterprise mobile clients comprised 51 percent of the total security client market, while consumer mobile security clients made up slightly less than half (49 percent). The report also revealed the Asia Pacific region accounted for 34 percent of security client revenue in 2013, followed closely by North America (32 percent) and Europe the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), with 31 percent. Latin America came in a very distant fourth Although North America greatly lags behind EMEA and Asia Pacific in total smartphone shipments, it has strong security client adoption relative to the other regions.
"The triple threat of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) as a dominant enterprise trend, an increasingly hostile threat environment, and the deluge of frightening revelations about privacy courtesy of the NSA is forcing enterprises and consumers to invest real money in mobile device security," Jeff Wilson, principal analyst for security at Infonetics Research, said in a statement. "The mobile device security software market grew 40 percent to cross the billion-dollar mark in 2013 and we expect it to grow to $3.4 billion in 2018."