OPSWAT Inc. has published their March 2012 report on “Security Industry Market Share Analysis”. The data OPSWAT used was collected between March 23, 2011 and February 15, 2012. It's worthwhile to check out the detailed report. You can also learn a bit more about the organization, the products, and tools OPSWAT has available.
Worldwide Security Industry Market Share Leaders
1. 16.3% - Avast
2. 11.7% - Avira
3. 11.0% - AVG Technologies
4. 10.1% - Microsoft
5. 10.1% - Eset
The top three remain the same from the December report. Microsoft replaced Symantec in the top five and pushed Eset down to number five. The most recent report provides details for the top 10 for all the AV data. The top 10 vendors had 87.5% of the market share. Fragmented industry, but a great deal of consolidation at the top. Visit the Virus Bulletin website to see a number of the other products. www.virusbtn.com
Worldwide Market Share Leaders – Product
1. Avast – 11.9%
2. Microsoft – 10.0%
3. Avira – 9.8%
4. AVG – 6.8%
5. Eset – 6.8%
The top 5 were unchanged from December with Microsoft surpassing Avira for the number two spot.
North America Vendor Market Share
Four vendors broke the 10% market share barrier in this report - Symantec (16.9%), Microsoft (14.9%), AVG Technologies (13.2%), and Avast (12.0%).
North America Product Market Share
The top four were unchanged from December – Microsoft (14.6%), Avast (9.2%), AVG (8.8%), and Norton (7.2%).
Highest Test Results Doesn’t Translate into Vendor Market Share
For example, in the av-comparat.org summary report for 2011, Kaspersky was Product of the Year. Avira, Eset, BitDefender, and F-Secure had the other top rated products. http://kensek.blogspot.com/2012/01/av-comparatives-summary-report-2011.html
In the av-test.org Q4 Product Review and Certification Report, the top 5 products were Kaspersky Internet Security 2012, BitDefender Internet Security 2012 , F-Secure Internet Security 2012 , G Data Internet Security 2012, and Norton Internet Security 2012 http://kensek.blogspot.com/2012/01/av-test-product-review-and.html
The OPSWAT report also contains information about Windows Operating System Deployments, and Backup (client and vendor) market share.
Check out OPSWAT’s demo of their Secure Virtual Desktop technology. It enables users to browse privately and anonymously from any computer. It protects sensitive data by ensuring that no traces of your activities are left on the machine after exiting the secure session. Virtualization is hot.
OPSWAT market share reports are available at http://www.opswat.com/media/reports
OPSWAT was founded in 2002. OPSWAT provides software engineers and IT professionals with development tools and data services to power manageability and security solutions. www.opswat.com
AV-Comparatives is an Austrian Non-Profit-Organization, which provides independent Anti-Virus software tests free to the public. www.av-comparatives.org