CA Internet Security Suites Grab #1 Position in Year-to-Date Commercial Channel Sales
After Two Years on the Market, CA Suites Rank #1 in Commercial Channel Sales According to NPD Data
ISLANDIA, N.Y.– CA, Inc. (NYSE: CA) today announced that its home user and enterprise Internet security suites ranked number one for both dollar and unit sales in the commercial channel from January – October 2007, according to the NPD Group, Inc., a leading provider of reliable and comprehensive consumer and retail information. The suites, CA Internet Security Suite and Integrated Threat Manager, combined took 38.7 percent of unit volume share
“As evidenced by our number one ranking in commercial channel sales for security suites, we anticipate that purchasing suites, as opposed to individual point solutions, for both the home user and businesses, will continue to be a trend for 2008,” said George Kafkarkou, senior vice president and general manager, CA Internet Security Business Unit. “CA has only been in this space for a short period of time, and our growth over the past two years is a true testament to our dedication to delivering world class products to our channel partners.”
In the sales period from January to October 2007, more than 368,000 units of CA Internet Security Suite and Integrated Threat Manager were sold through the commercial channel. The commercial channel includes resellers, Internet Service Providers, system builders and integrators.
“We’ve seen phenomenal growth in the security suite software market in recent years,” said Chris Swenson, Director of Software Industry Analysis at The NPD Group. “Looking at the combined results from NPD’s U.S. retail and commercial point-of-sale data sets, year-to-date (Jan.-Oct. 2007) dollar volume for the entire security suite software market is up over 50% over the same period last year, making the security suite market one of the fastest growing segments in the PC software space. Clearly, a growing number of consumers and businesses are opting for an integrated, comprehensive PC security solution that will provide protection against a variety of different malware threats, including computer viruses, trojan horses, worms, spyware, etc.”
“CA has been a fantastic partner of ours since they entered this market a couple of years ago,” said Gilbert Fiorentino, CEO, TigerDirect. “I am not surprised to hear that CA has grabbed the number one spot for Internet security sales in the channel. Our numbers certainly support that. Their products have been stellar performers and they have always had an innovative approach to the marketplace.”
CA Internet Security Suite Plus 2008 integrates Anti-Spyware, Anti-Virus, Personal Firewall, Anti-Spam, Data Transfer and Backup, and parental control functionality into a single product. CA Integrated Threat Manager combines best-of-breed Anti-Spyware and Anti-Virus and extends the functionality with a single integrated management console for both products.
CA (NYSE: CA), one of the world’s largest independent software companies, provides software solutions to unify and simplify™ IT management. With CA’s Enterprise IT Management (EITM) vision and expertise, organizations can more effectively govern, manage and secure IT to optimize business performance and sustain competitive advantage. Founded in 1976, CA serves customers in virtually every country in the world. For more information, please visit www.ca.com.
About The NPD Group, Inc.
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