McAfee Dominates Anti-Virus Managed Service Space

According to a new report issued today from IDC, McAfee, a division of Network Associates, is the market leader in anti-virus solutions for subscription services and corporate software solutions. An earlier report published by IDC entitled, "Worldwide Anti-Virus Software Market Forecast and Analysis, 2001-2001," found McAfee as the overall worldwide market share leader with 29 percent of the global market. This latest report, titled "Anti-Virus Software: A Segmentation of the Market," takes the IDC research to the next level of granularity and removes the retail sales revenue. McAfee leads the market with 34 percent of corporate and 75 percent of the emerging managed services market.

This new report, which builds upon previous IDC research, breaks down the anti-virus software market by corporate, consumer and subscription service segmentations. Specific findings in the report include:

  • McAfee is the overall leader in the worldwide anti-virus software market with a 29 percent share.
  • McAfee is No. 1 in the corporate anti-virus market for the fourth year with 34 percent market share.
  • McAfee is No. 1 in the subscription services market with over 75 percent market share.

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