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Symantec Named as North American AV Market Leader

Created: 13 Apr 2011
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OPSWAT released their latest quarterly antivirus market share report recently, announcing Symantec as the leading antivirus vendor in North America with 16.24% of the market. OPSWAT’s report used more than ninety-two thousand opt-in reports from endpoints worldwide to determine the most commonly installed security applications. The opt-in reports, generated by OPSWAT's AppRemover and Am I OESIS OK? tools, utilize the detection capabilities of the OESIS Framework to determine which applications are installed on the endpoint computer.

Symantec was also reported in the top five vendors worldwide and had multiple individual products listed as leading products in North America and worldwide. The details of these ranking are shown in the full report, which can be accessed at The full report includes sections for antivirus vendors and products in North America and worldwide, Windows OS usage in North America and worldwide, and peer to peer (P2P) market share worldwide.