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July 20th, 2009

Is it the Seven Dwarfs or the 3 Kings?

A friend of mine in the US sent me this article from the New York Times the other day

It is basically an article about the “big guys” in the PC security business boasting about how good and how big the antivirus and consumer security business is.  A lot of the article talks about the business aspects of working with computer manufacturers (OEMs) in pre-installing consumer security products on new PCs.  There is some good stuff (and some stuff that is wrong) in this article about the OEM business and I will talk about that in another entry.

But, there is a great quote in the article.  The Symantec CEO, Enrique Salem, describes the consumer security/antivirus business as “Symantec and the seven dwarfs”.  And the McAfee CFO describes the consumer security business “as like an arms race”.  Now I know Enrique and he is a great guy and knows security and the security business inside and out.  And if I was still at Symantec, maybe I would have said the same thing.  It is a great quote.  But is it true? Read more…

July 20th, 2009

Welcome and Why I Joined Avast

Welcome to the start of my “CEO’s Corner” Blog.  I am Vince Steckler and have just joined as the CEO ( I wanted to first chat a little bit about what we do here, why we are different, and why I joined.  We also have a few other blogs going now so check them out also. Read more…