Tuesday, January 24, 2012

AV-Test Product Review and Certification Report – Q4 2011, PC Magazine Best 2012 Internet Security Suites, Top Products from AV-comparatives.org

During November and December 2011, AV-Test (www.AV-Test.org) tested twenty-three consumer and eight internet security products in the areas of protection, repair and usability. The highest score possible in each category was 6.0. The test was on Windows 7. The top 10 products and the total score of these areas is contained in the table below. You’ll have to go to their web site for the individual scores and to download free one page reports on each of the companies. Some consistency between the av-test.org and av-comparatives.org organization results. You won't find the total of the three categories on the av-test.org site. Their summary report is sorted alphabetically.

Those internet security products in the top ten were: Kaspersky Internet Security 2012, BitDefender Internet Security 2012 , F-Secure Internet Security 2012 , G Data: Internet Security 2012, Norton Internet Security 2012 , AVG Internet Security 2012 , AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 , Avira Internet Security 2012 , Panda Internet Security 2012 , and Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security 2012.


Where the product was reviewed, the 4th column contains the score from PC Magazine for Best Internet Security Suites 2012. Webroot, while receiving 4.5 out of 5.0 from PC Magazine, only scored a total of 11.5 from AV-test, finishing 21st.The only consumer product failing to be certified, meaning it scored below 11.0 total, was Total Defense Internet Security 2011 with a score of 8.5.



The fifth column contains ratings from AV-Comparatives.org AV-Comparatives Summary Report – 2011. This is a must view report, running 129 pages http://kensek.blogspot.com/2012/01/av-comparatives-summary-report-2011.html ESET also received a Top Rated from this organization, but only ranked 22nd in the AV-test ratings.

About AV-Test.org http://www.av-test.org

The AV-TEST Institute is a leading international and independent service provider in the fields of IT security and anti-virus research.
The aim of the research work carried out by AV-TEST is to directly detect the latest malware, to analyze it using state-of-the-art methods and to inform their customers of the top-quality results obtained.

About AV-Comparatives.ort http://www.av-comparatives.org

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

Go to the AV-comparatives website for complete details about the organization, the many tests they perform, and to download copies of their reports.

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