Archive

Posts Tagged ‘av-test’

Q2 2011 Test Results of Security Suites

July 20th, 2011 5 comments

Recently both AV-Test.org and AV-Comparatives.org have announced respective results for their dynamic real-world or whole-product tests. Basically these AV tests try to replicate user experience by introducing malware to the test machine in pretty much the same way a regular user would encounter malware and get infected. We are very proud of the results of Panda Internet Security 2011/2012 as it shows consistency in providing top quality detection and protection, on top of better known security vendors such as Symantec, Avast, AVG, ESET, Trend Micro, Microsoft, Webroot, etc.

AV-TEST REAL-WORLD TEST – Q2 2011 RESULTS

In this real-world test results for Q2 2011 Panda was one of only 4 vendors to achieve a score higher than 15 points.

AV-COMPARATIVES WHOLE-PRODUCT TEST – JUNE 2011

In the June 2011 test Panda Internet Security achieved the first place in “blocking” rate without requiring any user interaction along with two other vendors.

Tis the comparative season

April 25th, 2011 Comments off

There’s been a few comparative tests published as of late. In case you’ve missed any of them here’s a quick rundown of the most significant ones.

First on the list are the Q1-2011 quarterly results of the Full Product Test (FPT)  by AV-Test.org. These FPT’s are performed on a monthly basis and are very in-depth, covering pretty much all aspects of a modern security software and testing from a users’ perspective by replicating infection vectors and user experience. The areas tested include real-time blocking of malicious websites, detection of relevant and active malware samples (zoo malware, wildlist malware according to AV-Test.org criteria of wildlist, not the limited WildList.org list), false positive testing, performance testing, disinfection testing, detection and disinfection of active rootkits, behaviour-based dynamic detection, dynamic false positives and packing and archive support. Overall one of the most comprehensive regular tests out there. It’s such a tough test that 5 out of the 22 vendors tested did not obtain the minimum score to achieve certification. Panda Internet Security came out with very good scores and achieved certification. The report on Panda Internet Security can be found here (PDF) and the complete results for all vendors here.

Next in line are a couple of tests by AV-Comparatives.org. The first one is the traditional On-Demand test from February 2011 which also tests false positives and performance of the on-demand scanner. In this test Panda Antivirus Pro achieved the #4 rank in terms of malware detection. We still had 18 false positives that, even though are of low prevalence according to AV-Comparatives.org, prevented us from achieving the Advanced+ certification. We’re doing a lot of work in improving in this area. Panda Antivirus Pro also achieved the #2 rank in the performance test for scanning speeds. The full report can be downloaded from the AV-Comparatives.org website here.

The second test by AV-Comparatives.org that has been published recently is the Whole-Product Test. Similar to the AV-Test.org Full Product Test, this test tries to test user experience by replicating the infection vector. Unlike the AV-Test.org FPT, this one focuses only on malicious websites and behaviour-based dynamic detection. Panda Internet Security scored very good with a 98.8% protection index. More information can be found at the AV-Comparatives.org site here.

If you’re interested in these types of AV tests, make sure to vote on your favourite AV testing outfit in our open poll here. So far both AV-Comparatives and AV-Test are leading the pack.

AV-Test.org 2010 Test Results

January 31st, 2011 2 comments

The independent AV testing organization AV-Test.org recently released the last results of its monthly “Full Product Tests”. The Full Product Tests are a comprehensive look at anti-malware products’ ability to protect end users in real-life situations. It covers three main areas of each product: Protection, Repair and Usability. Under each area there are multiple sub-tests, such as signature detection, behavioural or dynamic detection, etc. The detailed results are available at www.av-test.org/certifications.

In order to gain certification a product has to achieve a minimum score of 12 or above. The results are very revealing, with many products not reaching the mininum score nor the certification. We are happy to announce that in the 3 quarters that AV-Test.org has conducted these tests, Panda Internet Security has achieved the certification in all cases.

On a related note, AV-Test.org recently surpassed the 50 million unique malicious sample mark. This is aligned with what our Collective Intelligence servers have analyzed and processed automatically, which is up to 146 million files (both good and bad files).

Virus Bulletin 2010

October 5th, 2010 7 comments

This year’s Virus Bulletin conference in Vancouver was a big success as it included some very interesting talks, specially on Stuxnet and social media security issues. There were also some presentations about ongoing efforts in the IEEE regarding telemetry on malware and a taggant system for runtime packers. Overall some great talks by very knowleadgeable folks.

I also gave a presentation on the ButterFly and Mariposa botnet shutdown with details of the arrests made earlier this year. Both Kaspersky and Avira mentioned the talk in their respective blogs here and here.
img_2190
img_2199

Tony Lee and Jimmy Kuo from Microsoft giving a presentation on telemetry sharing and an interesting idea of using telemetry to prioritize certain signatures over others, something we have been doing with Panda Cloud Antivirus for almost 2 years now ;)
img_2855

During the conference Andreas Marx from AV-Test.org officially handed us the “Certified” plaque for Panda Internet Security, which achieved the top ranking in the Full Product Test of Q2 2010.
IMG_2207

VB is a great chance for people from competing AV companies to get together and talk shop. If you’re lucky you might even catch the rare sight of competing testing labs talking together. Here we can see “the Andreases” from both AV-Test.org and AV-Comparatives.org:
img_2233

Jeff Williams (Microsoft), myself and Mark Kennedy (Symantec) during the gala dinner:
img_2713

Phillip (Avira), Jong (Webroot), Andreas (AV-Test.org) and Tjark (Avira) hanging out:
img_2235
img_2286

Andy from ICSALabs always behind a camara:
img_2307

The Ikarus and G-Data crews. Great guys!:
img_2321

Finally as is now a yearly tradition, G-Data held they table soccer tournament. Unfortunately Luis and I were only able to get 4th rank after Sophos brought in the guns from their local Vancouver office. But next year’s VB 2011 in Barcelona will be payback!!

Spain (Panda) kicking some UK (Sophos) butt during the initial rounds:
img_2251

USA (Microsoft) losing to Germany (G-Data) in the final:
img_2899

All pictures above were taken by Andreas Marx from AV-Test.org. I’m sure VB will soon be uploading more photos to their VB2010 conference webpage here, so be sure to keep an eye on that.

AV-Comparatives Performance Test 2010

August 23rd, 2010 11 comments

‘Tis the comparative season ;)

Right after the AV-Test Certification and the chinese PCSL Full-Protection test, the new AV-Comparatives Performance Test has just been published.

Once again, Panda Internet Security gets an excellent score, obtaining the #1 rank as best performer and winning the Advanced+ award.
perf_adv+_aug10

For more details be sure to visit AV-Comparatives and download the full report from http://www.av-comparatives.org/comparativesreviews/performance-tests, altough I can give you a preview of the full results here:
avc-201008-table

PC Security Labs July 2010 Test Results

August 23rd, 2010 3 comments

 
Right after the good news from the AV-Test Certification results comes the newest test results from Chinese independent lab PC Securitylabs (www.pcsecuritylabs.net).

In this test Panda Internet Security has achieved both “5 Star” rating as well as a special award for “Top Detection” out of all tested solutions.

201007

The full test report can be downloaded from www.pcsecuritylabs.net or directly from our server here.

AV-Test Q2-2010 Full Product Test Results

August 17th, 2010 9 comments

Finally the full report of the comprehensive Full-Product Test from German independent antivirus tester AV-Test.org is out.

Panda Internet Security has received excellent scores in all categories, accomplishing top rank along with two other vendors. According to Andreas Marx, CEO of AV-Test.org, “Panda Internet Security was one of only three products which was able to receive the highest scores during this exhaustive test which was performed over a period of 12 weeks“.

av-test-2010-q2-fx-2

The Full-Product Test is a very extensive test which looks at many different aspects of a security solution:

  • Real-World Testing – protection against 0-day and web/email malware
  • Dynamic (Behaviour) Detection Testing – blocking of malware on execution
  • Detection of Large Malware Collection – testbed from last 3 months’ malware
  • Detection of Widespread Malware – based on WildList criteria
  • Repair and removal of widespread malware
  • Removal of malicious components and remediation of system modifications
  • Detection of hidden active rootkits
  • Removal of hidden active rootkits
  • Average slow-down of the computer
  • False positives during static on-demand scanning
  • False positives during dynamic on-access scanning

av-test-2010-q2

The complete report can be download from the AV-Test.org website or from our server here.

Some additional comments from AV-Test.org regarding Panda Internet Security:

Panda Internet Security showed impressive high results for the static and dynamic detection of new malware.

The detection and removal of actively running stealth malware such as rootkits was no problem for Panda Internet Security, but for many other reviewed products.

We tested not only the protection against known and unknown malware, but also the removal of critters which had previously infected the system and Panda Internet Security received 5.5 out of 6.0 possible points in these two category, the highest scores archived by a program during this exhaustive review.

Not only the protection against and removal of new malware was very high, but at the same time Panda Internet Security had less impact on the system from the usability point of view.