Veeam the clear leader in backup solutions in Belgium

Back-up supplier Veeam was able to continue its strong rise in Belgium in 2018 as well. This emerges from a Smart Profile analysis of more than 3,600 conversations with Belgian IT managers about the use of security hardware and software. The share of the backup supplier increased by 12.5 percentage points to a whopping 47.1%. This makes Veeam even more popular than in the Netherlands, where it holds 40.5% of the market. McAfee is still the most used end-point security application in Belgium, and, unlike Symantec and Trend Micro, is also growing. In the area of ​​security hardware, Cisco has a market share of 53.8%, followed by Fortinet of 9.8%.

The Swiss Veeam, with a market share of 47.1%, is a convincing leader in the Belgian backup solutions market. The company manages to increase its share year after year. For example, the market share in 2016 was 29.2% and in 2017 34.6%. The first supplier that comes a bit close to Veeam is Veritas with 22.3% of the market. HPE (9%), Dell EMC (8%) and Commvault (6%) follow at a large distance. The end of the growth is when it is not up to Veeam’s founders. They recently announced their intention to continue aggressive growth.

Veeam is supreme in all market segments distinguished by Smart Profile and leaves the other vendors far behind. Veritas is the second most used solution everywhere. For the third position, HPE has to tolerate other suppliers in two segments. It is striking that Commvault takes third place among the major national players, ahead of HPE and Dell EMC.

McAfee antivirus market leader strengthens position 

After a fall in market share in the Belgian antivirus market in 2016, market leader McAfee achieved modest growth of 0.8 percentage points in 2018. This brings the current market share to 30.7 percent. Symantec (20.9%) and Trend Micro (15.3%) took second and third place, both of which lost market share compared to 2016 and 2014. Symantec has lost no less than 5.3 percentage points in the last 4 years.

The numbers 4, 5 and 6 on the antivirus market all managed to increase their share in 2018. As number 4, Kaspersky managed to increase its share from 6% in 2014 to 10.5%. Sophos climbed from 3.9% to 5.3% market share in the same period. Microsoft is number 6 on the workplace protection market in Belgium. The technology giant managed to expand the share in four years from 1.6% to 5%. The same development can be seen on the Dutch market where Microsoft achieved a growth of 5.7 percentage points in three years. This is partly due to the fact that Windows 10 contains an integrated antivirus solution. Some organizations believe that this solution is only adequate and choose not to install an additional antivirus application.

Symantec and Kaspersky most important antivirus vendors government

Smart Profile also analyzed the use of end point / antivirus solutions per sector. McAfee dominates in most industries and even accounts for half of the endpoints (or workplaces) in the financial sector. Symantec is the most popular in the IT sector (39%) and Trend Micro leads the list of suppliers in the healthcare sector with 33%. Kaspersky is with 26% market share just after Symantec (27%) the second largest party within the government. This is partly due to the fact that the Belgian government continued to have confidence in the supplier, which allowed the market share as a whole to grow. In the Netherlands, the Russian supplier lost market share. This may be due to the fact that the Dutch government dropped Kaspersky.

Fortinet doubles market share in security hardware

Belgian organizations that take security measures by installing hardware solutions traditionally choose Cisco most often. The market share in 2018 comes out with a slight decrease of 0.6 percentage points to 53.8%. This brings it back to the level of 2014 after some fluctuations. Fortinet, the second supplier in Belgium, has doubled its market share over the years from 4.9% in 2014 to 9.8% in 2018. Number 3 Juniper dropped 0.8 percentage points and ended up at 5.8%. The subsequent suppliers in the pecking order, being Watchguard, CheckPoint, Palo Alto Networks and Sophos, all managed to add market share compared to the previous year.