Guildford, United Kingdom, July 24, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- In ComputerBild’s exclusive test which started in May, the virus protection solution from G DATA impressed once again: with a detection rate of well over 99 percent, G DATA antivirus solutions head up the tested security packages. During the test, the programs from the participating companies were continuously under attack by current malware from the Internet and the detection rates were measured. The magazine is publishing the results every two weeks: right from the start the software of the Bochum company took the lead.
“We take the protection of our customers very seriously and are continually working to optimise our antivirus solutions. A detection rate of 99.9 percent in the latest ComputerBild test is of course an absolutely wonderful result!”, says Dr. Dirk Hochstrate, board member of G DATA Software AG. “This result shows us that we are using the correct technologies to protect computers to maximum effect against Trojan horses, viruses and any other such undesirable malware.”
A tiny difference of less than one percent in the detection rate can of course have fatal consequences. A numerical example: in week 26/08 of the ComputerBild test, G DATA detected 99.8 percent of the 242,731 actual malware components, closely followed by the runner-up with 99.5 percent. If you analyse the test total of 242,731 malware components, then 728 more components could get through the scanner than was possible with G DATA’s. For the customer that means 728 more chances for viruses or Trojan horses to succeed and thus of becoming a victim of Internet crimes.
Ranking of the actual ComputerBild test (issues 14/2008, 2008-06-23), detection rate:
1. G DATA: 99,9 %
2. AVIRA (version with costs): 99,6 %
3. Kaspersky: 99,2 %
4. F-Secure: 99,0 %
5. Symantec: 98,8 %
6. Bullguard: 98,6 %
7. McAfee: 96,7 %
8. AVIRA (gratis version): 95,1 %
9. Panda Security: 83,0 %
Notes to the Editor:
About Infinite Business Limited - The UK's exclusive distributor of G DATA products – Formed in 2005, the company is based in the heart of Guildford, a city well known for its connections to the PC software market. Boasting 25-years’ combined sector experience, the company is in an excellent position to make a big impact in the UK. As malware evolves, becoming more and more intelligent, Infinite is confident, following conclusive testing*, that the G DATA suite of PC security solutions will quickly outwit viruses, hackers and other malicious software faster than any of the competition.
About G DATA Software AG - G DATA Software AG is an innovative, fast-growing software house specialising in IT security solutions. As a specialist in Internet security and pioneer in the field of virus protection, the company, founded in 1985, developed the first anti-virus program over 20 years ago. In the past five years, no other European security software manufacturer has won more national and international licences and awards than G DATA.
Our products use the world's best security technology, emphatically underlining G DATA Software AG's quality leadership. This includes for example the DoubleScan engine, which uses two independent virus scanners to achieve the highest identification rates, or the OutbreakShield immediate protection system that can instantly recognise and attack viruses in mass emails even before updated virus signatures for them are available.
The G DATA product offering extends from security solutions for private users to protection for small, medium and large company networks.
G DATA security solutions are currently available in 16 countries worldwide. The company is headquartered in Bochum (Germany).
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