How much do AV companies make?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Hungry Man, Dec 23, 2011.

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  1. SweX

    SweX Registered Member

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    Some ESET facts.

    Over 100,000,000 users worldwide.

    Over 700 employees globally.

    137 million EUR in revenues in 2010.

    Interesting thread :thumb: Next?
     
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  2. ams963

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    okay........

    how many users?.......
     
  3. Hungry Man

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    Specifically licenes buying premium users =p
     
  4. emsisoft

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    Employees. I wish I could hire some more to implement all the ideas we have, but I'm limited by financial aspects.

    Note, Emsisoft is growing naturally without any external funds or loans. That might sound silly to Americans, but in good old Europe this is the typical way to go and it's much more safe on the long run. Most of the venture capital backed companies crash within the first 5 years. Emsisoft just celebrated its 8th anniversary. ;)

    Enough business internals told.
     
  5. Hungry Man

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    Very interesting.

    Thanks.
     
  6. Noob

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    20 Employees, kinda unbelievable :eek:
    Symantec has like what . . . 18.6k according to wiki :D
    I wonder how much of those 18.6k are really into it, with that much resources they should be pretty much unbeatable, best of the best, creme of the crop :D :D
     
  7. emsisoft

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    Well, some companies have a strong focus on product development (like Emsisoft) and others mainly on sales and marketing. ;)
     
  8. Hungry Man

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    99% of Symantec's workforce is likely support for business customers. That's what they charge you for essentially.

    There's basically three ways to make money as an AV company that I see, sell licenses to your product or sell support for your product or sell both.
     
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