Sunday, April 29, 2012
- 70% of the respondents never even turn off their phone. I couldn’t say whether this is good or bad for battery life!
- 7% of respondents receive over 100 SMS messages per day. It would be interesting to see the data broken down by age range, since texting seems to be the communication method of choice for this generation. It could be cost driven. Or because it’s a more silent way to communicate and you can control when you want to respond.
- The median respondent spends (27%) something less than 20 minutes per day talking on their mobile (median means ½ the respondents are above a certain figure and ½ are below. It’s different from average).
- The median respondent (30%) spends somewhere between 21 and 60 minutes surfing the web on their mobile.
- 32% open a spreadsheet about once a day on their phone while 48% never open one.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Facebook Announces Antivirus Marketplace – Welcomes Multiple Antivirus Vendors to their Facebook Security Family
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
- Best anti-malware solution - M86 Security, M86 Secure Web Gateway 10.1
- Best content security - Accellion, Accellion Secure Collaboration
- Best network security – Varonis, Varonis DatAdvantage
- Best integrated security solution – Fortinet, FortiGate-300C
- Best IAM solution - Cyber-Ark, Cyber-Ark Privileged Identity Management (PIM) Suite
- Best remote access - Swivel Secure, PINsafe V3.8
- Best security management – Websense, Web Security Gateway Anywhere
- Best SME security solution - Kaspersky Lab, Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8
- Best enterprise security solution - Splunk
- Best security solution, financial services - Actiance, Vantage
- Innovation award – Trustwave, PenTest Manager
- Best encryption solution - Boole Server
- Best DLP solution – Symantec, Symantec Data Loss Prevention
- Best secure transaction solution – IronKey, Trusted Access
- Best mobile device management – MobileIron, MobileIron 4.5 Platform
- Best forensics tool - Absolute Software, Computrace
- Information security product of the year – Veracode, the Veracode Platform
- Information security consultancy of the year - KPMG
- Information security vendor of the year - Qualys
- Information security project of the year - Barclays Bank, ‘Faking it' social engineering awareness campaign
- Information security team of the year – Barclaycard, Barclaycard Payment Security Team
- Information security person of the year – Neira Jones, Barclaycard
- The Rising Star award - David Rook, Realex Payments
- Best global security company - McAfee
- Third party validation by a leading dedicated security publication
- Third party validation by peers
- Marketing/promotional rights for a year, subject to licensing
- A number of potential marketing/branding/lead generation opportunities for the recipients
Monday, April 23, 2012
AV-Comparatives.org has released their latest Whole Product Dynamic Real World Protection Test – March 2012. An informative document will be updated several times over the course of the year. What’s even more interesting than the results alphabetically by vendor is going online and sorting by performance. Isn’t that what it’s all about? The numbers below are "percent captured".
- 99.8 – BitDefender
- 99.8 – G Data
- 99.4 – Kaspersky
- 99.2 – BullGuard
- 98.6 – Qihoo
- 99.6 – G Data
- 99.6 – Kaspersky
- 99.6 - Qihoo
- 99.6 – Symantec
- 99.4 – BitDefender
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
AV-Comparatives (www.av-comparatives.org ) has released their On Demand Detection of Malicious Software March 2012 report. Twenty vendor antivirus (internet security) products were tested. Symantec was not tested as they wished to pick and choose which tests to participate in. Over 291,000 samples were used in the testing. The AMTSO (Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization at www.amtso.org) would be pleased! Eleven products received the top rating of Advanced+, or three stars.
The top four products (incentive to download the report) were from
- G Data
These products also had the overall top detection rates, in the same order with G Data the best at 99.7%. The vendors with the lowest detection rates from lowest "up" were Microsoft and AhnLab.
Only one product, from AhnLab, received the lowest rating, “Tested”.
AV-comparatives also tested for false positives. The top five products were from
- BitDefender/F-Secure (tied for 3rd)
Microsoft actually had zero false positives. The false positive cone of shame award goes to Webroot with 428 false positives. Only they and Trend Micro had more than 80 false positives. Something must be going on with how the Webroot scan engine is evaluating samples.
In alphabetical order, internet security vendors in the test: AhnLab, Avast, AVG Technologies, Avira, BitDefender, BullGuard, eScan, ESET, F-Secure, Fortinet, G Data, GFI, Kaspersky, McAfee, Microsoft, Panda, PC Tools, Sophos, Trend Micro, and Webroot.
It’s worthwhile to go to the web site, download and read the whole report to gain insights on the AV-comparatives test methodology. As well as to view the complete rankings! The end of the year report is a good one to read in conjunction with this report as well, since there are details on most of the products that were in this latest report. Congrats to the top performers.
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 test reports.