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

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 that employs 500 people. Its headquarters are near Lake Constance, in Tettnang, Germany, and the company has 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. For more information about Avira visit