Top Selling Anti-Virus Solutions Let In 80% of New Malware

By | August 16, 2006

Top selling anti-virus solutions let in 80% of new malicious code, while Russian vendor Kaspersky keeps out 90%, according to Australia´s Computer Emergency Response Team (AusCERT).

Graham Ingram, the general manager of AusCERT, made it clear, however, that the reason for the top selling solutions letting in so much new malware was nothing to do with the quality of the products, but was because malware authors were specifically testing their trojans and viruses to make sure they could bypass these popular solutions before releasing them in the wild. Ingram specifically named Kasperksy as one solution which actually kept out 90% of new malicious code in the same tests.

Ian Kilpatrick, chairman Wick Hill Group, the major Kaspersky distributor in the UK and Germany, commented: “For companies committed to using different anti-virus engines at the gateway and on the desktop, to maximise their protection, Kasperky´s high block rate makes it a prime choice. Kaspersky´s consistently good results in testing have been a major factor behind the spectacular sales growth that we have achieved with them in Germany and the UK.”

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