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Windows 8 Enterprise Antivirus Market Starts Off Slow

Test lab AV-Test finds only 6 corporate antimalware / endpoint protection solutions for enterprises. By contrast, they count 60 consumer anti-virus products available and compatible with Windows 8, including some big names -- like Kaspersky, McAfee and Symantec -- not yet available in corporate editions.

Microsoft announced yesterday that it has already sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses, but these are overwhelmingly consumer -- not business -- licenses.

German anti-malware testing firm AV-Test, which closely follows the industry, counts only six corporate endpoint protection solutions for Windows 8 as of Nov. 28, 2012:

By contrast, AV-Test counts 60 consumer anti-virus products available and compatible with Windows 8, including some big names -- like Kaspersky, McAfee and Symantec -- not yet available in corporate editions.

AV-Test only included final, released versions. Beta and other test versions of other products might be available.

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