More than 75 percent of companies that have implemented VoIP plan to replace their security appliances within the next year, reports In-Stat.
The technology market research firm forecasts the security appliance market, therefore, is poised for strong growth over the next few years and will reach $7 billion by 2009. In-Stat finds that budgets allocated for new security appliances are significantly higher in companies that have already implemented VoIP. Additionally, larger, mid-sized companies show a higher percentage of concerns about VoIP security than companies of other sizes. According to In-Stat, reliability is, by far, the most important criteria for the purchase of new security appliance products by businesses.
source : In-Stat