Antivirus makers eying growth, changing pricing

Tuesday, 30 November 2004, 8:25 AM EST

IDC forecasts the antivirus software market will increase to reach US$4.4 billion by 2007, with significant market share from corporate customers, and customers in North America and Western Europe. Gateway and mail server applications are expected to comprise nearly 90 percent of this market within the next five years.

However, not all of the additional revenue will come from new virus-wary consumers responding to media headlines about malicious bugs and worms. Some of it will come from price hikes from leading vendors.

By Jennifer LeClaire at the E-Commerce Times.

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