Intrusion detection systems and intrusion prevention systems will generate $1.4 bln by 2008

Worms, viruses, and denial-of-service attacks continue to plague Internet users, and businesses will continue to protect themselves by buying new network Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) products, according to In-Stat/MDR. As a result, the combined market for IPS and Intrusion Detection System (IDS) equipment is poised to reach $1.4 bln by 2008, up from $541 mln in 2003, the high tech research firm says. Most of the revenue growth will be through hardware-based network IPS appliances.

80% of organizations now use IPS products inline with blocking protection. 19% of IPS products are deployed at critical segments within the network. The top three factors that influence purchasing decisions are: increased functionality, business liability, and improved network performance.