Worldwide security software will remain one of the fastest-growing segments within the enterprise software market this year, according to Gartner. The research firm projects revenue to exceed $16.5 billion in 2010. That represents an 11.3 percent increase from 2009 revenue of $14.8

Security software vendors that have a balanced mix of channel, new license and maintenance revenue streams and flexibility in contractual terms, such as software as a service (SaaS), open source and outsourcing, have the strongest options to even out risk and generate continued growth, said Ruggero Contu, principal research analyst at Gartner.

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