The busy halls at InfoSec in London have been seen by many in the industryas a further sign that interest in security is not waning during the recession.
The security sector has been tipped by many to weatherthe economic storm because of the continued and growing threats to datasecurity and recent results from both distributors and vendors have confirmedthat position.
Ian Kilpatrick, chairman of Wick Hill,said he had high expectations from InfoSec: “At CeBIT we took 750 leads lastyear and topped that with 1,000 this year and expect it to be the same here.”
Others were upbeat in their view of the current stateof the market with one vendor asking MicroScope: “Where’s the recession?”
In terms of picking out growth areas within theoverall security market the hosted security as a service crowd have reportedgrowth, there is an emergence of voice as a market and those combating malwarecontinue to be kept busy.
“It is getting much worse. In 2007 there 2 millionincidents of malware, more than the entire 15 years before hand, then last yearit went up past 7 million,” said Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky Labs.
Nick Hawkins, EMEA vice president of sales at Marshal8e6said that even the traditional spam market had developed with a significantproportion of the messages now containing blended threats.