That competition is not from each other. No, the economic battle is between the anti-virus vendors and the malware creators their software is supposedly designed to stop.
The money made from malware is eclipsing the revenue of anti-virus vendors, a leading net security vendor claims. Raimund Genes, CTO of anti-malware at Trend Micro, cites FBI figures that IT security problems cost the economy $62bn last year against IDC estimates that the anti-malware market was worth $26bn in 2005.
Yes, I read the rest of the article, but now I am thinking…why did I bother.