IRG Press Release – Network Admission



John Katsaros
Internet Research Group
(650) 949-3256


Internet Research Group Publishes New Report on
End Point Security – The Network Admission
Control Market Landscape Report

Los Altos, Calif., January 9, 2005 – Internet Research Group (IRG) today announced the release of its latest study — Network Admission Control Market Landscape Report — an analysis of 28 vendors of NAC offerings. The included five-year market forecast shows the market growing from around $100M in 2005 to over $1B in 2010. The report analyzes the installed market share for the leading vendors. 28 vendor offerings and strategies are detailed, including Cisco (NAC), Microsoft (NAP), and Juniper (Infranet Controller). With real customer demand, this is one of the most rapidly growing categories in the security business.

“2006 will be a pivotal year for Network Admission Control,” noted Peter Christy, co-founder of IRG. “In 2005, many enterprises tested and piloted NAC and the vendors worked to understand the pain and price points. In 2006 we expect the market to begin to really sort itself out.”

“With the increasing importance of the network and diminishing value of traditional perimeter defenses, a new networking security category is emerging that holds great promise,” said John Katsaros, co-founder of IRG. “Our research has found that enterprises need NAC products to apply security policies and build network boundaries around all users.”

The vendors covered in this report are: Apani Networks, Applied Identity, BlueSocket, CAYMAS, Check Point, Cisco Systems, ConSentry, ENDFORCE, Elemental Security, Enterasys, ForeScout, FunkSoftware, Identity Engines, Intelli7, IP3 Networks, Juniper Networks, LockDown Networks, MetaInfo, Microsoft, Nevis Networks, Permeo, Secure Elements, Senforce, StillSecure, Symantec (Sygate), Tipping Point, Vernier Networks and ViaScope.

The study is available now. A table of contents for this study can be downloaded by clicking here.

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About Internet Research Group

The Internet Research Group (IRG) provides market research and market strategy services to product and service vendors. IRG services combine the formidable and unique experience and perspective of the two principals: John Katsaros and Peter Christy, each an experienced industry veteran. The overarching mission of IRG is to help clients make faster and better decisions about product strategy, market entry, and market development. Katsaros and Christy published a book on high tech business strategy Getting It Right the First Time – Praeger, 2005.

Editor’s note: Peter Christy is available to provide background discussion, quotes or references for articles related to network infrastructure and security.

Peter Christy, principal
Internet Research Group
(650) 559-2222 ext 301

John Katsaros, president
Internet Research Group
(650) 949-3256

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