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2008 Internet security suites – latest test results available from mid-March onwards

03-05-2008 08:29 AM CET | IT, New Media & Software

Press release from: ProtectStar, Inc.

ProtectStar

ProtectStar

London, UK 04/03/2008 – ProtectStar™ Inc., an independent and globally operating company for IT and communication security, has announced that comprehensive test results will be published in mid-March 2008.

Already in advance of this, management at the ProtectStar™ test centre has let it be known that work on evaluating the test results is proceeding at full steam in order to stay within the specified timeframe for the announcement. There are no confidentiality rules preventing the advance naming of the manufacturers of the products taking part in the test (in alphabetical order):

Agnitum, Avira, BitDefender, BullGuard, Eset, F-Secure, G DATA, Kaspersky, McAfee, Microsoft, Panda Security, Symantec, Trend Micro

In cooperation with AV Comparatives (www.av-comparatives.org), represented by Mr. Andreas Clementi, who is responsible for determining the malware detection rates, testers from various specialist backgrounds have taken part in the test series.

A new evaluation system and the use of various test categories, such as security, user-friendliness, performance, support and the price/performance ratio, point to the transparency and traceability of the results.

Further information is available at www.protectstar-testlab.org.

Nigel Donahue-Wolters
PR Manager
ProtectStar, Inc.
Tel: +44 20 8906 6651
Fax: +44 20 8906 6611
E-mail: CorporatePR@protectstar.com

ProtectStar™, the independent IT- and communication security expert active worldwide with corporate headquarters in Bradenton, USA and global representative offices offers services to its customers as a partner providing comprehensive IT security, consulting, and advice.

The ProtectStar™ Test Center, which has achieved world renown through the "ProtectStar™ AWARD", carries out thorough ongoing in-depth testing on security solutions offered by leading manufacturers. Due to their comprehensive specialist information, detailed test reports have already been made public at international road shows and via specialist publications.

ProtectStar™ is the first global IT security company to focus its attention on mobile terminals such as PDAs, cell phones and smart phones, as well as on their security testing and evaluation. ProtectStar™ is continually improving its security hole and defect detection measures in mobile terminals.

In order to improve its net product, ProtectStar™ set up the independent Intelligent Quality Management and Marketing (IQMM) department in London in 2005. This tests current and forward-looking IT security solutions using innovative quality controls and an effective sense-and-respond system.

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