What impact has the recession had on information security budgets? Have they been as immune from cuts as some had expected them to be? Every budget has been impacted. There's no question about that. Relative to others though, security budgets have been impacted less. In our case we are gaining market share.
This year we had 10 percent year-over-year growth in Q1 and actually almost 11 percent from an order standpoint. Now that is down from last year, but it is still positive growth. I think a lot of high-technology companies would have been thrilled to report growth in Q1. If you were to look at our product lines, SecurID which is still a very significant portion of our business, is only flat to maybe slightly up and that would be expected because it is so employment dependent. We are not getting expansion inside existing accounts because people aren't adding lots of employees. Our security incident management business is growing at well over 30%, while our ID protection and verification suite is growing at about 40 percent, and our data leak prevention is growing at 80 or 90 percent.
Two years ago you had said that stand-alone security vendors are headed for extinction because vendors such as Microsoft, EMC and Cisco Systemd were integrating security functions into their own products. Do you still believe that will happen? I was wrong on time but not on direction. There really are only two significantly large independent companies that are totally security focused today, and that's McAfee and CheckPoint and they are anomalies.
Symantec now owns Veritas so they are as much an infrastructure company as they are a security company. And let's pick a category like data leak prevention. The three big players in that space -- IronPort, Tablus and Vontu were all snapped up.
There continue to be innovative startups and lots of point products, but increasingly, especially in cloud environments, the ability [of customers] to absorb countless numbers of independent point products tends to be less and less. We see customers wanting to minimize the amount of vendors they have because the technology really needs to be baked in. It needs to be transparent and seamless in the environment. I'm not saying there won't be security products. But I am saying the infrastructure companies are going to need their own security products and technologies and will form partnerships as we are doing with the likes of Microsoft and Cisco.
What do you think about President Obama's plans to appoint a White House cybersecurity coordinator? I think it makes tremendous sense. I think the idea of having somebody coordinate policy and to lobby strongly on Capitol Hill for the requisite funding and changes to law is a good one and I think it is very necessary.
The [National Security Agency] has a lot to offer, but people are suspicious of them because they don't have a domestic charter. Homeland Security needs to play a very heavy role and I'm sure they will. But somebody in the White House coordinating the effort and also working with civilian agencies that have a lot of personally identifiable information like the IRS and the Social Security Administration just makes tremendous sense.