BullGuard has received yet another independent labs award for its AntiVirus 10, this time from the Virus Bulletin team. With an overall score of 9 out of 10, BullGuard receives the VB100 award supported by positive feedback such as fast scanning times, no stability problems and no reboot on install.
Virus Bulletin is a leading independent malware journal and has carried out independent comparative testing of anti-virus products for many years. The unique VB100 certification system is widely recognized within the industry for testing all products free of charge and not allowing re-testing. Performances are reported exactly as they are found.
The testing platform this month was Windows Server R2, the latest server platform from Microsoft, and 43 security products were put through their paces.
ItW – 100%
Polymorphic – 100%
ItW (o/a) – 100%
Trojans – 99%
Worms & Bots – 99.78%
False positives – 0
In RAP (reactive and proactive) quadrant testing, BullGuard earned a top 3 result of 97.7% outshining 40 anti-virus products currently available for purchase.
“BullGuard’s detection rates were uniformly excellent, with stunning coverage of the RAP sets, and the core certification sets were handled admirably too,” said Virus Bulletin’s John Hawes. “BullGuard thus comfortably earns a VB100 award, its history showing only sporadic entries but solid pass rates, with three passes from three entries in the last year, five from five entries in the last dozen tests.”
Claus Villumsen, Chief Technical Officer of BullGuard, commented, “We’re thrilled to deliver a good balance between security and convenience. The test results show improvement in our impact on the system performance. We’ve continuously worked towards improving resource consumption, and this work is now paying off.”
BullGuard has developed a carefully established, maximum security environment in its Antivirus 10, with an innovative architecture based on layered defenses, including a multitude of different technologies such as web scanning, behavior-based blocking and traditional signature detection tools. BullGuard’s unique way of combining these different technologies guarantees that any malicious code that gets through one layer will be caught by the next. BullGuard has added behavioral detection technology as a component to traditional signature based and heuristic virus detection - the methods that most of its competitors are still basing their detection on. The VB100 results demonstrate the effectiveness of this detection strategy.
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