Messaging security appliances to generate $400 mln in Western Europe by 2009

IDC says the Western European messaging security appliance market will reach over $400 mln in factory revenue in 2009. Significant growth is expected in this market, up from around $50 mln in 2004 and growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 54% from 2004 to 2009. Over the same period, unit shipment CAGR will be even stronger at 62%, with around 83,000 units forecast to be shipped in 2009.