Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Avira is Fastest-Growing Antivirus Vendor Worldwide in 2012

Tettnang, Germany --- September 11, 2012 – Security expert Avira announced today that the latest OPSWAT Market Share Report shows that Avira’s market share is the fastest-growing among all antivirus vendors.

According to OPSWAT’s September 2012 report, Avira jumped 2.8% to a total worldwide market share of 12.1%.

“It gives us a lot of satisfaction knowing that we now protect more than one in every ten computers in every country on the planet,” said Travis Witteveen, COO at Avira. “We see our market share growth in our security datacenters, where our antivirus lab is now analysing 2,453,670 suspicious files every month and handling 1,317,128 virus update connections every minute. So it is nice to see that the marketplace recognizes our efforts and is choosing Avira software over others.”

OPSWAT detects installments of data security applications installed on endpoints using Windows systems from a worldwide sample of more than 140,000 computers, and compares percentage market share among competitive vendors. The data used in the current market share report was collected between August 16, 2011 and August 15, 2012. The complete OPSWAT report can be found here.

Media Contacts:

USA:

Rocket Science PR, for Avira
Rich Mullikin, APR
Tel: +1 415 464 8110 x216
Mobile: +1 925 354 7444
Email: rich@rocketscience.com

Europe:

Flutlicht GmbH, for Avira
Veit Kollera
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Fax +49-911-47495-55
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Email: v.kollera@flutlicht.biz

About Avira

Avira protects people in the connected world - enabling everyone to manage, secure, and improve their digital lives. The Avira umbrella covers a portfolio of security and performance applications for Windows, Android, Mac, and iOS. In addition, the reach of our protective technologies extends through OEM partnerships. Our security solutions consistently lead in independent tests for detection, performance, and usability. Avira is a family-owned company with headquarters near Lake Constance, in Tettnang, Germany, and additional offices in Munich, Bucharest, Beijing, and Silicon Valley. A portion of Avira's sales support the Auerbach Foundation, which assists education, children, and families in need.

Avira provides IT-security protection to computers, smartphones, servers and networks, delivered as both software and cloud-based services. Visit www.avira.com.