Microsoft Takes Narrow Lead in Antivirus Vendor Market

Thursday Aug 22nd 2013 by CodeGuru Staff
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Latest market share report from OPSWAT uses new data collection process from the free OPSWAT Security Score.

OPSWAT today announced the release of their quarterly market share report, which includes analysis of antivirus, peer-to-peer, backup, and antiphishing application usage worldwide. In addition to market share coverage, the report provides a comprehensive breakdown of the most popular products in their respective category and how often certain product features are enabled.

The quarterly report includes a focus on the antivirus vendor and antivirus product usage category. As shown in the report, Microsoft maintained a slight lead in the worldwide antivirus vendor market with a 26.2% share (based on users with real-time protection enabled). Avast finished second in the report with a 23.3% market share, with AVG (9.1%), Symantec (8.4%) and ESET (7.1%) rounding out the top five. avast! Free Antivirus finished first in the worldwide market of antivirus products with a 19.5% market share. The next two spots were held by Microsoft products, Microsoft Security Essentials (18.3%) and Windows Defender (7.7%). The top ten security software products detected made up 74% of the worldwide antivirus product market share according to OPSWAT’s report. Read the full press release here.

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