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
Fon +49-911-47495-17
Fax +49-911-47495-55
Mobil +49-170-2252603
Email: v.kollera@flutlicht.biz

About Avira

More than 100 million consumers and small businesses depend upon Avira’s security expertise and award-winning antivirus software, making the company the number-two market share leader globally. Avira is ranked #1 in technology innovation according to ABI Research; recommended by Consumer Reports for its free antivirus software; cited by OPSWAT as the #1 fastest-growing antivirus vendor in 2012 and the #2 largest vendor worldwide in 2011; and has received a nearly unbroken string of Virus Bulletin VB100 awards for the past decade.

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