June 9, 2011 – The security software markets saw a healthy rebound last year, according to new analysis from Gartner. Overall, the market saw a 12 percent increase from 2009 revenue of $14.7 billion, reaching $16.5 billion globally in 2010, according to the Gartner report "Market Share Analysis: Security Software, Worldwide, 2010."

2009 saw a slow economy and tight IT budgets, but security has been an area where small and midsized businesses were not willing to cut during the recession, according to Gartner’s findings. Security continues to be a top priority across all technology categories in the SMB market because enterprises are realizing the damage that increasingly sophisticated, targeted threats can do to business.

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