Top 5 Security Software Companies

Bangalore: Security has always been a way-side of concern for the enterprise sector. With constant threats from hackers, phishers and cyber thieves trying to over-throw the whole corporate space, companies today are so keen on trying to find the best measures to keep their infrastructures intact. And one of the primary spaces that enterprises constantly keep a note is on the software side. This is a side that needs constant upgradation and steep benchmarks so that the corporate networks are safe from the outsiders.

And to assist this course, today there are a lot of security software vendors that provide the best antivirus suites. Some of them are called the best, whereas some others are called average, and some others the worst.

Research firm, Gartner has recognized top global security software vendors, based upon their revenues, growth and shares from the past fiscal year.  According to Gartner, worldwide security software revenue totaled $19.2 billion in 2012, a 7.9 percent increase from 2011 revenue of $17.7 billion. Gartner also said that the evolution of new threats and working practices, such as bring your own device (BYOD), is driving spending on security.

With that said, let’s take a look at top 5 security software vendors across the globe.

#5 EMC:

Headquartered in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, EMC Corporation is an American multinational corporation that offers data storage, information security, virtualization, and cloud computing products and services which enable businesses to store, manage, protect, and analyze massive volumes of data. EMC's target markets include large Fortune 500 companies as well as small business across various vertical markets. The company's logo also incorporates exponent 2, a reference to Albert Einstein's mass–energy equivalence theory.

According to Gartner, EMCs’ 2012 revenue racked slightly better this year of $717 million when compared to 2011’s $716 million. Also in terms of growth, the company recorded a 0.2 percent rise in the fiscal 2011-2012.

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