Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Information Security and Techtarget Readers' Choice Awards 2011 Announced

Information Security announced their Readers’ Choice 2011 Awards on Monday. More than 1,500 voters participated in the survey. The nice thing about surveys is that companies can’t go and encourage their Facebook fans to vote early and often. The Chicago way.

In the category of Best Antimalware

• Gold - Eset NOD32
• Silver - Trend Micro OfficeScan
• Bronze - McAfee Total Protection for Endpoint - Enterprise Edition


As a sanity check on the Reader’s selections for Best Antimalware:

Eset and McAfee received a VB100 award in the August 2011 test. Trend Micro didn’t participate. http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/archive/summary

Eset received 2 stars in the AV-comparatives.org May Anti-virus Comparative Retrospective Test. Neither McAfee nor Trend Micro participated.


Eset and Trend Micro were certified in the AV-test.org Q2 test on Windows XP. McAfee failed to receive certification. http://www.av-test.org/en/tests/test-reports/quarter-22011/

The products tested above may not be the exact ones that were voted on for Reader’s Choice. Nonetheless, the results of these tests are probably a good acid test for the quality of the company’s products overall.

Bravo to Eset for being part of all three tests. The complete list of categories that companies received awards for are listed below as is the link to the article.

• Best Antimalware Products 2011
• Best Authentication Products 2011
• Best Intrusion Detection/Prevention Products 2011
• Best Identity and Access Management Products 2011
• Best Messaging Security Products 2011
• Best Mobile Data Security Products 2011
• Best Network Access Control Products 2011
• Best Policy and Risk Management Products 2011
• Best Secure Remote Access Products 2011
• Best SIM Products 2011
• Best Unified Threat Management Products 2011
• Best Vulnerability Management Products 2011
• Best Web Application Firewalls 2011
• Best Web Security Products 2011


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