Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by ichito, Jan 1, 2013.
I can't believe they couldn't get financial support and/or some sort of joint venture with another vendor
Like I said last year folks,there's gonna be more software companies that go out of business,stay tuned it's just starting.
Well you can't have a 4 engine AV without any customer's...
I am super surprised. It only needed some good PR and better coding so the engines worked more in-tune. I wonder what will happen to the few users that actually had license keys. I am very surprised. I guess 2 engine products are top dogs again.
Absolutely agree with you!
As the world economic crisis expands, more will go out of business...
sad but true
Thing is, Coranti never even had a niche, their corporate product portfolio wasn't good, and a whole lot of other things like that. You have to find a niche where people are going to buy your products - that's how many companies survive today. Note that nearly everyone offers a suite now.
A few others may go out of business this year, but I don't see an avalanche of changes to be honest.
My best wishes go out to all the employees who lost their jobs - I hope they find something better very soon. It must feel bad starting the new year without a job.
Coranti has been downloaded: 444,867 times
since they have launched their product ?
Very sad like you Firecat to all these employees who lost their job ...
Probably they didn't have enough customers, because they had 4 engines. People already complain about 1 or 2 engine products to be heavy or buggy. Imagine with 4 engines. It's one of the cases where "less is more".
big players are buying small players who are lucky to sell...
See the latest analysis of the market in the U.S. and around the world...dominant free av software.avast,mse,avg,avira...
small players have to sell your software large companies but it is very difficult to go.
a large part of the market took mse it is free for 10 computers.and that is the biggest part of the market worldwide.
I absolutely agree with you.
Corranti was super heavy, taking even strong systems down to their knees.
I think this year will be a shakeup of a few companies, what we are finding is there are like 5-6 major players, then another 30-40 companies that really don't have any marketshare to speak of.. They will thin out.
If Windows was actually a good secure OS, none of these companies would exist. Their very survival is linked to Windows continuing to prosper, and that outlook is uncertain at this point. I wish Linux Distros would become mainstream more, then virtually none of this stuff would exist because quite frankly - there wouldn't be a need. It would save a lot of money for us too!
To be fair, Qihoo 360 has 5 engines and is supposedly light, so I don't think it was too many engines. I had never heard of it before Virus Bulletin's RAP tests, so I'd blame marketing.
Marketing, and programming. Bad programming is bad programming, if it is heavy with the engines, it's probably the programming. Since they never released a Win8 version, I suspect they lacked programming resources. Not only to fix bugs, and increase speed, but to release updates for new OS.
I admit I was a bit shocked too. I discovered them on Virus Bulletin and was about to try them out but then saw they were closed...so premature. Now I wonder is someone bought them out. Do you think that could be possible? How could we find out?
in other words... they lacked everything vital to their survival
They probably lacked good investment. Think about it, none of the multi-engine AV products were really good in their early years. If a product with slow and staggered development like eScan survived this long, why couldn't Coranti?
They didn't find a niche, their portfolio was severely lacking (no suite, catering only to specific segments), they were unable to forge proper partnerships for distribution/resale, etc. - all that probably comes down to a lack of investment if nothing else.
i used it for a bit and it was actually a pretty nice av it was for sure heavy though but otherwise i really didnt have any issues with it. sad indeed even though i dont use it now i hate to see companies going out like that
I still think the magic number is (3).
Antivirus (Payed Kit) + Antivirus (Free Kit) + Anti-spyware (Payed Kit).
My perfect combination would be;
If you got the rights for these programs and made a good combination you would have a very good product.
I think Coranti went with too many engines of low quality.
what's on the market of engines?
avast,avg,eset,kaspersky,bit defender,f prot,ikarus,virus buster.
therefore only worth bit defender and kaspersky.
The question is how much money has Coranti.
virus buster is extinguished,f-prot purchased,ikarus engine has a nervous.
it seems that other engines are expensive to maintain.
and as said Bodhitree "Marketing, and programming. Bad programming is bad programming"
I find MBAM almost pointless, and it really does slow down stuff.
BG has 5 engines, Bit Defender(AV), Novashield (Behavior), 2 In-house Engines (Malware), and Commtouch (HTTP).
Hi Bodhitree sorry but what do you mean by BG ?
its really disappointing to see them go, i thought their AV had potential!
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