Saturday, September 10, 2011

September 2011 OPSWAT Report on Worldwide Security Industry Market Share

OPSWAT Inc. has published their report on “Security Industry Market Share Analysis” September 2011. The results may not match the results published by the vendors themselves. The data OPSWAT used was collected between May 16 and August 15, 2011.

Worldwide Security Industry Market Share Leaders – Companies

• Avast Software – 16.6% (1st in June report)
• AVG Technologies – 12.9% (2nd in June report)
• Avira – 10.8% (3rd in June report)
• Microsoft – 10.6%
• Symantec – 8.9%
• Eset – 8.4%

Avast had a 4% plus gain versus June. Avg Technologies had a slight gain while Avira dropped.

The table in the OPSWAT document lists the top 15. Other companies in the top 15 in the worldwide market share table include, Microsoft, Eset, Symantec, Kaspersky, McAfee, and Panda.

Worldwide Market Share Leaders - Product

• Avast Free Antivirus - 12.0% - (was 3rd in June report)
• Microsoft Security Essentials – 10.3% (was 1st in June report)
• Avira Antivir Personal - Free – 9.1% (was 2nd in June report)

AVG Technologies - 4th at 7.9%, ESET - fifth at 5.3%, AVG 10 - 6th at 4.4%

Both Avast and AVG have a pair of products in the table where the data above came from. The top three product market share leaders in North America – Microsoft, Avast, and AVG Technologies .

Avast is promoting 134 million active users and 171 registered users on their site. Avira and AVG are both promoting just under 100 million. Each company varies in how they count active users.

The OPAWAT report also contains information about Windows Operating System Deployments, and Instant Messenger market share.

Large Number of Vendors but Consolidated Industry

According to OPSWAT, global, the top 15 vendors have about 93% of the market. The top 5 had just under 60%. OPSWAT market share reports are available at . The report contains details on how the data was captured.

For some information on the OPSWAT June Report


OPSWAT was founded in 2002. OPSWAT provides software engineers and IT professionals with development tools and data services to power manageability and security solutions.

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