Daily analysis of security breach data highlights strengths and weaknesses of top brand PC security products - a real World measure of comparative antivirus protection
Posted by: Mel Morris
Never mind what your antivirus can stop, it's what it can't stop that matters
Yesterday we launched a series of new freely available daily charts showing the break down of malware we detected the previous day on PCs running top brand antivirus and PC Security products. The charts are updated around midnight GMT every day allowing you to track the performance of your specific brand of security products versus their competitors. The charts highlight some very interesting and surprising strengths and weaknesses between various brands.
To access the Antivirus Performance charts, either visit our home page and click any of the vendor names, or for information about malware detected on PCs running specific brand products you can use the following links to go straight to that vendor's chart:
Antivirus Breaches Yesterday By Antivirus / PC Security Vendor
As interest in real World metrics about antivirus and end-point security product performance grows we will add more detailed analyses and trend charts too.
Draw your own conclusions
I'll leave you to draw your own conclusions from the data, but can you spot the two vendors with the weakest protection against rootkits? Or the three vendors with the weakest detection of Targeted Information Stealing trojans? Or how much safer you would be if it was easy to run the two top performing Security products on the same PC?
Knowing your Antivirus, PC or end-point security weak spots seems kind of fundamental.