Wednesday, October 27, 2010

NSS Labs Consumer Anti-Malware Product Group Test Report – September 2010

NSS Labs has released their “Consumer Anti-Malware Internet Security Product Group Test Report” Internet security products tested were tested and summary guidance for these products are:

Recommend - F-Secure Internet Security 2010, McAfee Internet Security, Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security.

Neutral - Kaspersky Internet Security 2011, Norman Security Suite, Panda Internet Security 2011, Norton Internet Security 2010.

Caution - AVG Internet Security 2010, ESET Smart Security 4.

NSS Labs Tests

NSS Labs performed 19 tests across three categories - Malware Protection, Exploit Protection, and Performance Impact. The whole report is worth looking at. There is a mix of 2010 and 2011 releases in the report. Results from this report should only be used in conjunction with looking at test and certifications results from other organizations such as Virus Bulletin, AV-Test.org, AV Comparatives, ICSA Labs, and West Coast Labs. PC Magazine uses a collection of malware they receive from internet security vendors in their testing.

NSS Labs was recently featured in an October Forbes Magazine article – “NSS Labs' Nasdaq for Hackers”. It’s interesting reading. In October, “the firm plans to launch an online platform that will allow researchers and penetration testers to buy and sell hacking exploits on an open marketplace known as Exploit Hub.” http://www.forbes.com/global/2010/1011/ideas-internet-hackers-nasdaq-nss-digital-arms-dealer.html

The NSS Labs report can be downloaded at:

http://nsslabs.com/assets/noreg-reports/NSS%20Labs%20Consumer%20Antimalware%20Group%20Test%20Q3%202010.pdf

NSS Labs was previously a member of the Anti-malware Testing Standards Organization www.amtso.org . For more information on NSS Labs, go to http://nsslabs.com

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