Holding its position as market leader, Trend Micro beat out Symantec in market share.
Nancy Reynolds, VP of Channel and SMB Sales, North America for Trend Micro, said, "We consistently hear from our channel partners that they enjoy doing business with Trend Micro more than our competition, and that the channel enjoys the choice of form factors Trend Micro gives them to sell."
"Everybody can claim to catch spam.These guys have some great research going on behind their product," said Stephen Nacci, regional account manager at TLIC Worldwide.
Symantec has relinquished some share, but executives say that despite the small dip, it anticipates steady growth in light of its recent financial earnings."We have been and continue to be a channel-led company. The channel utilization remained constant," said Julie Parrish, vice president of global channel sales.
One up-and-comer to watch is PGP, which gained market share from 2006 to 2007. "Our products deploy as one platform, so you can add applications as the customers need them," said Phillip Dunkelberger, president and CEO. [READ MORE]