AVComparatives Corporate Review

AVComparatives has posted a review of corporate products at http://www.av-comparatives.org/comparativesreviews/corporate-reviews. This test includes AVIRA, ESET, GDATA, Kaspersky, Sophos, Symantec and Trustport. No mention of McAfee or Trend Micro who I believe would both be in the top three deployed corporate endpoint protection solutions. The report includes a detailed table comparing the available features of the …

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AV-Comparatives Performance Test

AV-Comparatives has released a test report comparing antivirus performance during boot, file copy and file compression. To access the report, go to av-comparatives.org, click on Comparatives, and scroll down to the Performance Test report. I’m always disappointed that the tests focus on consumer products (although Sophos is included. I’m more interested in Symantec Endpoint Protection …

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Corporate Fantasyland

Twice today I read “enterprises do this” statements that made me laugh. Over at SANS the handler wrote “Corporates typically block outbound FTP” while describing Yahoo phishing that had FTP downloaded malware. Later I was reading the latest AV-Comparatives report. In the discussion of numerous Sophos false positives, the author says Sophos is used in …

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New AVCompartivies Report

AVComparatives.org has a new report comparing malware testing organizations. Based on the subject “Anti-Virus Testing Websites: An Overview on Which Testing Sites can be trusted and which cannot” I was kind of expecting a comparison of the various online scanners. Instead I’m greeted by a paper with some of their testing philosophy and why they …

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Symantec earns top spot in customer loyalty report

Symantec earns top spot in customer loyalty report, but one has to wonder if they would fair as well in a report of enterprise antivirus admins. Some of the key evaluation points were overall value, overall product, and company reputation. Doesn’t Symantec routinely have deals where you can get the home suite for practiaclly free, …

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Consumer Reports Reviews Antivirus, McAfee Cries Foul

Consumer Reports reviews antivirus products in its September 2006 edition. Most of the article requires a subscription, as a result I have not had a chance to look at it yet. McAfee responds in their weblog. The author “Igor” obviously has no clue who Consumer Reports is. As a result, he is confused by the …

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Oleg Gudilin: Proactive Protection: a Panacea for Viruses?

Its become obvious to most that reactive signature based antivirus products are not sufficient to protect computer systems. In Kaspersky’s viruslist.com Oleg Gudilin looks at whether proactive protections will be a cureall for viruses. The article has a lot of interesting graphs from AV-comparatives.org and av-test.org. I agree with him that vendors are using terms …

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AV-Comparatives.org results

AVComparative’s regularly scheduled antivirus scanner testing results is available. http://www.av-comparatives.org/seiten/ergebnisse_2004_02.php What does it really mean? I dont know. Does it matter that one scanner can scan a bunch of zoo viruses (viruses not in the wild) but another scanner misses it? I dont think so. After looking at the scan results, I had a bunch …

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