Tuesday, 16 October 2012

New anti-virus test results launched


Dennis Technology Labs has released its first unsponsored anti-virus reports.

These examine the abilities of anti-malware software for consumers, small businesses and enterprises to protect against infected websites.

The independent tests expose PCs to real internet threats in real-time, using the same infected websites that attack users’ systems across the world. Testers then monitor how effectively different security programs protect the systems.

There are already some good news stories reporting on these tests and their results:

Neil Rubenking wrote on his PCMag.com SecurityWatch column,
"London-based Dennis Technology Labs contracts to perform in-depth testing, but doesn't typically make the results public. Today, for the first time, Dennis Labs has released a public report on their testing of eight significant security products; the results are quite interesting."
John Leydon from TheRegister.com says,
"The Dennis Labs results went beyond on-access and on-demand scanning results and probed a wider range of blocking techniques found in modern anti-malware products. Using less usual (arguably more comprehensive) criteria also meant some well-regarded consumer security products that normally test well performed poorly."
David Ludlow, editor of Computer Shopper and Expert Reviews published this,
"DTL – part of the same company as Expert Reviews – performs real-world testing, exposing anti-virus software to threats in the same way as users would be, making its results the most accurate. For this test every single product was exposed to the same 100 live threats."
Darien Graham-Smith from PCPro also wrote about the test reports.