Friday, November 04, 2011

October 2011 – Virus Bulletin RAP Averages Quadrant, April 2011 through October 2011

Virus Bulletin has released their latest RAP Averages Quadrant, representing April 2011 through October 2011 data. The top 10 (some eyeballing necessary) Bkis, Coranti, TrustPort, BullGuard, Qihoo, F-secure, G Data, Kaspersky, Nifty, and eScan. Bkis, Coranti, and TrustPort were the obvious top three. All of these achieved greater than 90% on Reactive Detection and Proactive Detection. Avira and Check Point came close but didn’t make the top 10 as they did for the previous quadrant. Bkis, Coranti, and TrustPort held the top three spots for another quarter. Congrats!

Below is a grid mapping this latest RAP test with On Demand Detection of Malicious Software 2011 Test. shortly.

Not all of the top ten in the Virus Bulletin Rap Averages Quadrant. However, there does seem to be a loose relationship where the better performers in the Virus Bulletin test were also the better performers in . Kind of interesting. And, you won't read about the below on either of the two sites. Perhaps a case could be made to IPO these analyses! Or maybe get a free visit to one of the Virus Bulletin conferences.

What’s with Kingsoft solutions? They’ve consistently been in the lower left hand corner of the grid with around 15%/20% with respect to Reactive/Proactive Detection. They’re down there again. In their case, consistency is bad.

The relative performance of vendors can best be viewed by looking at the RAP Averages Quadrant chart at Subscribers to Virus Bulletin's publications have access to more details on the results.

This test measures products' detection rates across four distinct sets of malware samples. The first three test sets comprise malware first seen in each of the three weeks prior to product submission. These measure how quickly product developers and labs react to the steady flood of new malware emerging every day across the world. A fourth test set consists of malware samples first seen in the week after product submission.

AV-Comparatives is an Austrian Non-Profit-Organization, which provides independent Anti-Virus software tests free to the public.

Virus Bulletin focuses its efforts in three main areas: a monthly magazine, an annual conference and bimonthly product certification. Virus Bulletin started in 1989 as a magazine dedicated to providing PC users with a regular source of intelligence about computer malware, its prevention, detection and removal, and how to recover programs and data following an attack.

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