OPSWAT Report Reveals Ranking of Top Anti-malware Vendors

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OPSWAT releases its quarterly market share report, covering market share statistics for anti-malware vendors and encryption products along with device security data.

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Out of the 59 anti-malware vendors analyzed for the November 2015 report, the top three by market share are Microsoft, Avast and Malwarebytes.

OPSWAT today announced the release of their quarterly market share report, which shows the top 12 anti-malware vendors by market share as well as various other user behavior statistics collected from their device security and compliance tool, OPSWAT Gears.

Out of the 59 anti-malware vendors analyzed for the November 2015 report, the top three by market share are Microsoft, Avast and Malwarebytes. To see all of the top vendors and their corresponding market share, please view the full report at: https://www.opswat.com/resources/reports/anti-malware-vendor-encryption-product-november-2015.

OPSWAT's Marketing Manager, Stacey Matthews-Winn, remarked on the continuing importance of using anti-malware solutions, “Signature-based antivirus isn't dead, it needs to be viewed in light of a larger defense strategy. As an analogy, a skilled criminal can pick a residential door lock in seconds, but locking your front door is still a good idea."

Winn went on to say, “And many, if not most, endpoint security vendors have long since added generic detection and advanced heuristics to their solutions to detect evasive threats. We hope that the business-to-business marketing for advanced threat solutions doesn't have a negative impact on home and SOHO (Small office/home office) utilization of traditional endpoint security products, and for that reason it’s important that we continually broaden the scope of endpoint security solutions that we track to look for these trends.”

Along with market share data for the top anti-malware vendors, this report also includes Windows encryption product market share, a comparison on the security practices of Windows versus Mac users and new threat data for Windows devices.

Windows devices were found to be more secure overall in the areas of anti-malware protection and RTP (Real Time Protection) status. 71.5% of Windows devices had at least one anti-malware engine installed compared to only 57.2% of Mac users. Discrepancies in this data are explained in detail along with statistics on the usage of real time protection.

For more details on the collection of this data and a complete breakdown of threat data and Windows and Mac device comparisons, please view the full report.

The data in this report was collected from free accounts of OPSWAT Gears, an enterprise device security and compliance tool that enables organizations to directly assess and manage the endpoint security posture of their devices through a unified view of mobile and PC endpoints, and their applications/security issues. Administrators can take rapid action to remediate issues on non-compliant devices and improve endpoint security. Gears is completely free for up to 25 devices. To try the free Gears tool, please visit opswatgears.com/download.

For more information regarding this report, please contact marketing(at)opswat(dot)com. Previous OPSWAT quarterly market share reports are available to view on OPSWAT’s website.

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