Friday, December 9, 2011

Avira Claims No. 2 Spot in Global Market Share for Antivirus

OPSWAT 2011 Market Share Report Confirms

Tettnang, Germany --- December 9, 2011 – IT security expert Avira announced today it is now the second largest antivirus security company in the world as measured by installments of its software, according to the 2011 OPSWAT Market Share report.

“Avira is obviously very excited to see this type of validation from an outside company that actually measures which antivirus programs are installed on computers around the world,” said Travis Witteveen, COO at Avira. “But it’s not about the number of installations, rather it’s about how many people we are protecting. Avira lets people live free of the fear of viruses and malware.”

The OPSWAT report detects installments of data security applications on Windows systems from a worldwide sample of 192,000 computers, and compares percentage market share among competitive vendors. The data used in the current market share report was collected between November 16, 2010 and November 15, 2011. The full OPSWAT report can be found here.

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.