Security market up 7.2% in 2006

Annual security market growth declined to 7.2% in 2006, from over 30% in 2004 and 20% in 2005. Symantec and Trend Micro benefited from strong PC market growth. Growth is predicted to return to double figures in 2007. North America and EMEA remained the biggest regions in value terms, with the former accounting for almost 47% of the 7.1 bln euros global end-user spend on enterprise security hardware and software, according to Canalys.