OPSWAT today announced the release of their quarterly market share report, which includes analysis of antivirus, hard disk encryption and Windows operating system usage worldwide. In addition to market share coverage, the report provides a side-by-side comparison of the most popular antivirus products among different Windows operating systems.
The quarterly report focused on the leaders in both the antivirus vendor and antivirus product market worldwide. In the antivirus vendor market,
In the addition, the report includes analyses of users with more than one antivirus product installed. The report shows that nearly 65% of Windows 8 users have a second antivirus product installed, showing that users are likely to look for additional antivirus support beyond Windows Defender, which is pre-installed on Windows 8. Windows XP had the lowest percentage of users with multiple antivirus products detected, at 9%.
“This quarter's report shows a low percentage of users having disk encryption present on their laptops,” said
The report also highlighted the percentage of users with hard disk encryption installed and running on their machine. The report showed very few users have encryption actively running on their machines with only 2.8% of laptop users having at least one drive encrypted, compared to around one percent (1.1%) of desktop users.
The data for the quarterly market share report was collected from users of OPSWAT’s free Security Score tool and GEARS Cloud solution. These tools both provide information about the security applications installed on a user’s machine and the status of the applications (e.g. whether real-time protection is enabled or disabled, if their antivirus definitions are up-to-date).
For more information regarding this report please contact marketing(at)opswat(dot)com. For more information about OPSWAT or any of the products listed in this release, please visit opswat.com.
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