Internet Security achieves top scores in anti-malware testing

Internet Security achieves top scores in anti-malware testing
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First Published: Wed, Feb 06 2008. 02 13 PM IST
Updated: Wed, Feb 06 2008. 02 13 PM IST
New Delhi: Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in Internet content security, announced that its consumer product, Trend Micro Internet Security 2008, has won top scores in a comparison testing of 28 other antivirus products conducted by a leading, independent testing organization.
AV-Test.org, an independent testing group at the Otto-von-Guericke-University of Magdeburg, Germany, reported that the company that had surpassed competitors Kaspersky, McAfee and Sophos.
A rootkit is a type of malicious software that takes control of a computer system and is difficult to detect because it is often activated before a system boots up. Trend Micro was given the highest rating in this testing category exceeding F-Secure, Kaspersky, McAfee, Microsoft, Panda, Sophos and Symantec, in its signature-based, on-demand detection capabilities. According to AV-Test.org, products were tested against more than 1 million samples of Trojan horses, backdoors, bots, worms and viruses found spreading or which were distributed in the last six months.
According to research by TrendLabsSM, Trend Micro’s global network of research, service and support centres, web threats grew by over 1500% between 2005 and 2007. The AV-Test team also discovered more than 5.5 million new malware samples in 2007.
For consumers, this means that the simple act of browsing the Internet from their desktop or mobile device can wreak havoc on their home computers and networks. So while pattern-based detection is important, it is critical for both computers and mobile devices to be blocked from accessing websites that may contain malicious code before malware has a chance to enter the desktop or network. It provides coordinated security in every area where web threats can be most effectively stopped: in the cloud, at the gateway and on the endpoint.
Consumers get proactive with seamless protection from threats that compromise their personal digital identity and the private, important files and images stored on their computers. The product features: antivirus security, anti-spyware protection, personal firewall, fraud defense, wireless network monitoring, home network control, and advanced parental control.
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First Published: Wed, Feb 06 2008. 02 13 PM IST