An annual InformationWeek reader survey measuring the quality of
security software vendors has found Kaspersky Lab and Sophos at the top
of the class. These two companies topped the list of nine
antivirus/anti-malware vendors for overall performance, price, and other
product-specific features such as virus and malware detection and
removal. But it's worthwhile to note only six percentage points separate
the top dogs from this list's last-place finisher, Trend Micro.
The survey also found the endpoint security market is still a viable one as it's "growing at a healthy clip".
"You'd have thought the market had saturated already," remarks Kurt
Marko, technology columnist and author of the report. "The endpoint
security market is actually growing at a fast rate. That could be
because the overall threat environments are getting more sophisticated
as are the security products themselves.