Opera shown to be the most secure browser by Symantec
By Joseph D. Lienjdlien. Tuesday, April 20, 2010 12:42:35 PM
Each year the Enterprise Security division of Symantec (the makers of Antivirus software like Norton Antivirus) publishes a report on the state of Internet security and threats. The report released this month gives statistics about the major browsers, and their findings are showing Opera to be very secure. An article in Norway's digi.no IT website (Norwegian, here is a translation in English) sums the part of the report that talks about browsers, and it's very interesting to know for anyone who cares about keeping out of harm's way on the Web.
In 2009, Opera was one of the browsers with the shortest window of exposure before exploits were fixed, averaging less than one day. Opera also had the fewest vulnerabilities of all major browsers, with a total of only 25 in comparison to 169 for the browser with the most.
This goes to show that Opera Software is dedicated to security, and we've proven that by having the most secure browser, and by responding as quickly as possible to any security threats that are found. Our company culture is such that we put a great emphasis on security. You can even learn more about Web security from our Security Group blog.