News Analysis: While larger applications vendors are thriving, some of their smaller rivals appear to be diving. Analysts say mergers across the industry may be around the bend.

Increased demand for security suites and too many anti- vendors could create a good brew for consolidation, said industry watchers.

While industry giant continues to broaden their portfolios with the recent acquisitions of Relicore, Sygate and WholeSecurity, smaller anti-virus companies’ profits are being pinched.

Read more: Is Security Consolidation Coming?