About 20 security vendors were acquired last year, rattling the reseller market and ultimately having an affect on customers using those security tools and services. The consolidation trend is expected to continue in 2008. Colin Steele, of SearchITChannel.com explains how security market consolidation is having an impact on the reseller community and how that could affect customers.
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- Year of non-stop consolidation in information security market
Consolidation continued at a rapid clip with the data loss prevention and Web application security markets seeing the most activity.
- Security market consolidation a double-edged sword
Consolidation in the security market could mean a more secure IT infrastructure, but it could also mean fewer choices and less innovation.
- Security360 -- Industry Consolidation
Companies that thrive in the face of industry consolidation have an effective security strategy and a buying approach based on topics rather than vendor relationships.
- Panda latest AV firm trying to adapt with the times
Panda Security is the latest antivirus vendor endeavoring to update its focus to fit the changing threat landscape and stay independent as other vendors are acquired by bigger companies.
- Merger madness: What to do when your infosec vendor gets acquired
Learn about the pros and cons of vendor mergers and acquisitions, and how customers can influence their future with the new company.
- Is there a market for standalone antivirus products?
In this SearchSecurity.com Q&A, Ed Skoudis says that there is still a market opportunity for standalone antivirus products -- but the window is shrinking.