Sunday, March 11, 2012

March 2012 OPSWAT Report on Worldwide Security Industry Market Share Analysis

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.

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 summary report for 2011, Kaspersky was Product of the Year. Avira, Eset, BitDefender, and F-Secure had the other top rated products.

In the 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

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

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

AV-Comparatives is an Austrian Non-Profit-Organization, which provides independent Anti-Virus software tests free to the public.

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