I just sow a post by AV-Comparatives called “AV-Comparatives Explains the Implications of Takeovers in the IT-Security Industry”
The entire article is very interesting and it is worth reading. And it is also objective and valid as well! Great job, AV-Comparatives!
What made me write this post is the graphic at the end of the post (courtesy of AV-Comparatives):
I became immediately nostalgic when I sow that it starts with 2003, the acquisition of GeCAD by Microsoft. I was there when this happened! For those who don’t know, I started my career in cybersecurity in 1999 at RAV Antivirus, produced until 2003 by GeCAD.
I was in the industry when all these M&A happened and I was actually working with some of them when they were acquired. I am still working with some of them. 😉
Of course, the most interesting one was Avira being acquired twice in 12 months. I was no longer working as an employee of Avira, but I was working with Avira in 2020, when it was first acquired.
I don’t know if these acquisitions are the only ones that happened in the AV industry, but this list it is for sure the most complete I have ever seen to date.
Good job, Av-Comparatives.
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