This IDC study provides an analysis and sizing of the Western European security software market for 2010 to 2012, and a forecast for 2013---2017. The study segments the security software market by functional market (seven functional markets), one competitive market and company size band (1---99 employees, 100---499 employees, 500---999 employees, and 1,000 employees or more, government, education), and by Western European country.
"A return to healthy growth of 6.1% constant currency growth rate in 2012 for Western Europe recognizes the importance that security software plays within an organization's critical infrastructure. Security software is forecast to grow by a CAGR of 6.6% and attracting $6.5 billion in revenue over the forecast period. The growth of advanced and blended threats have been recognized by European organizations, who will proactively adjust their security posture to minimize attacks aimed at damaging their financial standing and reputational brand," said Kevin Bailey, research director, IDC Security Software.