China's Information Security Demands
Become More Sophisticated
China's information security products
market reached 1.8 billion Yuan in 2Q 2008, up 25.4% YOY. Within CCID
Consulting's information security product categories, Firewall and IDS
(Intrusion Detection System) market shares continue to decrease in 2Q08,
with Firewall share down 1.8% YOY.
The relatively new security product
categories in China include Terminal Security, Security Management Platform,
SOC (Security Operations Center) and UTM (Unified Threat Management), and
their growth rates have been, respectively, 38.1%, 37.8%, 32.4% and 27%. Top
overall vendors include EMC-RSA,
Availability, disaster planning and
recovery are new and growing focuses.
As China encountered the 2008 natural
disasters such as the drastic winter snowstorm and the Sichuan earthquake,
communications were interrupted while governmental and industry IT systems
were down, further exacerbating already difficult situations.
As a result, information systems high
availability, disaster planning and recovery have become a new focus,
especially for government, financial services, electric power, civil
aviation, railway, taxes, customs sectors.
Demand for related services has grown in
China, and will continue to grow rapidly, such as backup outsourcing;
disaster planning and recovery; business continuity planning, consulting,
and management; data recovery; continuous data protection; and remote data
Vendors in China who provide more
developed systems, software and solutions include
Within UTM, competition heats up with
As the UTM is the fastest growing
category, both multinational and domestic Chinese vendors vie for this
segment in China.
and VenusTech are the top two vendors in this category; however, their
existing products faced significant performance competition.
Vendors achieved the 10 gigabit benchmark.
On May 28th, VenusTech launched the 10 gigabit multi-core UTM platform with
its USG-10000, becoming the second vendor to offer such performance after
Crossbeam. On June 25th,
LeadSec launched its 10 gigabit UTM
gateway solution. Along with Fortinet, the 10 gigabit UTM is now a vendor's
sign of strength. This places R&D challenges to many of China's domestic
With many new information security
service providers entering the China markets, certification becomes
Beijing and Jiangsu have been active in
developing e-government information security service qualification criteria
for information security systems integration, risk assessment, consulting
and security operations maintainability.
Top services providers such as VenusTech,
TOPSEC, Taiji, 30 SAN
Information Systems and NetPower have acquired first class certification by
Beijing Information Security Services Evaluation.
Employee Internet productivity
solutions market heats up in China.
Auditing and measuring employee Intranet
site utilization can help an enterprise more efficiently use its resources.
Security benefits include better management of security threats and
sensitive information leakage. Such productivity and security solutions
extend beyond the network and into the enterprise. Top vendors in China
Websense and SINFOR. Brand
recognition will be a key to competitiveness.
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Unless otherwise specified,
all information provided is sourced from CCID Consulting.