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ProtectStar™ TestLab honours 3 manufacturers of Internet security suites with the ProtectStar™ AWARD 2008

03-19-2008 05:44 PM CET | IT, New Media & Software

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ProtectStar comparative test internet security suites 2008

ProtectStar comparative test internet security suites 2008

Bradenton, FL, USA 19/03/2008 – ProtectStar Inc., an independent and globally operating company for IT and communication security, has given the ProtectStar™ AWARD 2008 to the security solutions of the manufacturers Symantec, Trend Micro and Avira.

Products from 13 well-known manufacturers of Internet security suites in total were tested.

This time, 3 products all received the ProtectStar™ AWARD. This was simply because the deviations in the excellent test results were only minimal and therefore hardly impacted on the quality criteria.

The current group of testers included both home users as well as professionals with in-depth knowledge of daily business (server/PC administrators and IT security personnel). As in the past, the experts at the ProtectStar™ TestLab once again lead-managed the organisation and execution of the testing.

The evaluation focused on the following test criteria:
security, user-friendliness, performance and the price/equipment ratio

The "security” segment had particular significance in the evaluation scale. The testers paid close attention to the basic protective functions of the Internet security suites following installation and in their factory defaults.

Interested parties can download the complete and comprehensive test report on the comparison test – available in German only initially – and a list of all of the products tested and their manufacturers free of charge from:
http://www.protectstar-testlab.org/de.index.html

ProtectStar, Inc.
1901 60th Place
Suite L 3604
Bradenton, FL 34203
USA
Phone: +1 888 218 4123
Fax : +1 888 218 8505
Web : www.protectstar.com

e-Mail : info@protectstar.com

ProtectStar™ Inc. is an independent, internationally active IT and communications security specialist based in Bradenton, USA; its main activities encompass IT security, IT consultations and other IT-related services.

The ProtectStar™ AWARD helped ProtectStar™ TestLab reach its international acclaim. The TestLab continuously runs intensive security tests on products from brand-name manufacturers. Known for their specialised information content, these thorough test reports make an impact at international trade fairs, road shows and in specialist magazines.

ProtectStar™ was the first IT security company to test and evaluate mobile consumer electronics devices such as PDAs, mobile phones and smartphones for security risks.

In 2005, ProtectStar™ established its Intelligent Quality Management and Marketing (IQMM) Department in London to increase its own value-added services. IQMM subjects IT security solutions currently on the market and those just launched using innovative quality and test cycles in a highly effective sense-and-respond system.

Established in 2007, ProtectStar™ Research & Development works on developing efficient encryption and deletion algorithms.

The ProtectStar™ Group has addressed social disadvantage and education shortfalls – also in IT and information security – with the ProtectStar™ Foundation NPO and Pixels4Help online aid project founded in 2006.
The Group’s efforts will emphasise mobile and communications security in the short and medium term, responding to the trend towards mobile computing.

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