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F-Secure achieves excellent results in Internet security suite comparison

The latest F-Secure Internet Security 2009 consumer product has gained excellent results against its main competitors in the major comparison of Internet security suites conducted by AV-Test.org, an independent testing organisation specialising in security solution testing. F-Secure Internet Security 2009 also showed improved performance compared to last year’s version of the product, including faster scanning speed and response times.
  • 10 October, 2008 15:37

<p>The AV-Test.org covered a range of metrics, including detection rates for various types of malware including adware and spyware, false positive rates, scanning speed, proactive detection, and response times to outbreaks. F-Secure Internet Security 2009 scored particularly well in AV-Test’s ‘malware on demand’ category with a detection rate of 99.2%, and also in the ‘spyware/adware on demand’ category with a 99.6% detection rate. According to the results, another strong point of F-Secure Internet Security 2009 was in the ‘proactive detection’ category that examined the performance of its heuristics and behavioural detection (HIPS).</p>
<p>While the AV-Test.org results proved that F-Secure’s traditional signature based detection, heuristics and behavioural detection worked extremely well in detecting malware, the test did not analyse the benefits of F-Secure’s innovative ‘in-the-cloud’ technology. F-Secure DeepGuard 2.0 technology (NHIPS) is part of the F-Secure Internet Security 2009 product and uses in-the-cloud protection technology to verify the trustworthiness of all programs that are executed on a computer.</p>
<p>By accessing a real-time protection network, F-Secure DeepGuard 2.0 decreases the response time to new threats to just milliseconds, while also decreasing the number of false positives and further improving scanning speed. For the computer user this means that the quality of protection against today’s real threats in the Internet will be even better than the already excellent level illustrated by AV-Test.org.</p>
<p>Patrik Runald, Chief Security Advisor, said: “The real-time protection network means that F-Secure can protect its customers faster and more accurately than ever. F-Secure is at the forefront of developing in-the-cloud technology and the recently launched F-Secure Internet Security 2009 was the first consumer product in the industry to bring the benefits of in-the-cloud protection technology to millions of Internet users.”</p>
<p>AV-Test GmbH is a leading service provider for IT security testing and consultancy services. The links to the full test results can be found at http://www.av-test.org/ in the News section.</p>
<p>About F-Secure Corporation</p>
<p>F-Secure Corporation protects consumers and businesses against computer viruses and other threats from the Internet and mobile networks. F-Secure’s award-winning solutions are available as a service subscription through more than 170 Internet service providers and mobile operator partners around the world, making F-Secure the global leader in this market. The solutions are also available as licensed products through thousands of resellers globally. The company aspires to be the most reliable security provider, helping to make computer and smartphone users’ connected lives safe and easy. This is substantiated by the company’s independently proven ability to respond faster to new threats than its main competitors. Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Finland, F-Secure has been listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd since 1999. The company has consistently been one of the fastest growing publicly listed companies in the industry. The latest news on real-time virus threat scenarios is available at the F-Secure Data Security Lab weblog at http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/ <http:></http:> .</p>

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