AntiVirus/Malware Products

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 15:54 -- pottol

Why Trimp and US is so imposing and forceful against Kaspersky AV?

Is it a political problem or a business one?

Probably the combination of:

  • Kaspersky recognized as winner in EndPoint Security Category in  The Channel Company’s CRN®2016
  • Kaspersky being at thirth in Annual Revenues (650 M$) is just after the 2 only US companues: Symantec (4.000M$) and McAfee (2.000M$)
  • Dr. Web (other Russian company providing AV, having 1M$ revenues) is not involved at all

it could explain is not a political problem but a business one: Trump would like to protect US business, banishing Kasperky.

List of Main Anti-Virus/Malware producers and vendors

Let's figure out the revenue of the main producer of Anti-Virus/Malware products in the world:

Logo Brand Year Country Revenues ($)
Symantec 1982 US 4.000M
McAfee 1987 US 2.000M
Kaspersky 1997 Russia 650M
Sophos 1985 UK 500M
TrendMicro 1989 Japan 360M
Avira 1986 Germany 300M
AVG 1991 Cech Rep. 250M
F-Secure 1988 Finland 165M
BitDefender 2001 Romania 75M
Panda 1990 Spain 40M
G Data 1985 Germany 37M
Bull Guard 2002 UK 20M
Quick Heal 1993 India 3M
ESET 1992 Slovacchia 2M(?)
Dr. Web 2003 Russia 1M(?)
AhnLab 1995 South Korea 150K