Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Oct. Update - Bullguard Internet Security 12 – Beta

Bullguard has now been released. To see where it ranks among the other Internet Security suites in PC Magazine:


To go to the PC Magazine review:


Bullguard currently has Bullguard Internet Security 12 in beta. Features being promoted within Bullguard Internet Security Suite 12 (they’re skipping 11) during beta testing include:

• Parental Control
• PC Tune up
• Improved Behavioral Detection
• Improved Firewall
• Improved Spamfilter
• Improved General Performance
• New and improved UI

You can obtain more information and register as a beta customer at http://www.bullguard.com/beta/Signup.aspx?c=IS12

How Has Bullguard Internet Security 10 Performed?

• Bullguard is 9 and 2 in the last 11 Virus Bulletin tests they’ve entered since 2007 http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/archive/vendor?id=48
• Bullguard Internet Security Suite 10 received certification Q2 2011 certification on Windows XP from AV-test.org http://www.av-test.org/certifications
• Bullguard Internet Security Suite 10 received 2.5 stars (ouch) in an October review by PC Magazine’s Neil Rubenking http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2372100,00.asp Two other products received this score
• They were one of the top performers in the Virus Bulletin VB RAP tests, December 2010 through June 2011with the top score in proactive detection http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/rap-index.xml
• Bullguard was not part of av-comparative.org’s testing

Some Other Products Also in Beta

• Kaspersky currently has Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 in beta at http://support.kaspersky.com/kis2011/all?more=1&qid=208284251
• Webroot has Webroot Cloud Antivirus in beta at http://www.webroot.com/customerSupport/betaRegistration.php
• F-Secure currently has F-Secure Internet Security 2012 in beta at http://www.f-secure.com/en_EMEA-Labs/beta-programs/home-users-beta/IS2012beta/
• Trend Micro Maximum Security 2012 and others at https://www.trendbeta.com/pages/main
• Norton Internet Security 2012 and Anti-Virus 2012 beta http://us.norton.com/beta/index.jsp
• BitDefender Total Security 2012 http://beta2012.bitdefender.com

Panda Global Protection 2012

In brief, PC Magazine’s Neil Rubenking was disappointed with Panda Global Protection 2012. It received 2.5 stars out of 5. According to Rubenking: (a) in malware removal, malware blocking, antiphishing, and antispam tests it scored lower than the 2011 edition. Its backup and cleanup modules don't come close to the top competition. (b) a number of its nominal components are actually available for free without purchase of the suite. (c) the 2012 suite impacts system performance more than its predecessor. For the comprehensive review: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2386220,00.asp

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