Dennis Technology Labs offers a range of testing services that are focussed on performance benchmarking hardware and software products.
Symantec’s Norton Internet Security 2013 was ranked as one of the most accurate programs in the latest Home Anti-Virus Protection Report.The report aims to compare the effectiveness of anti-malware products provided by well-known security companies. The products were exposed to internet threats that were live during the test period. This exposure was carried out in a realistic way, closely reflecting a customer’s experience.
These results reflect what would have happened if a user was using one of the products and visited an infected website.
- The effectiveness of free and paid-for anti-malware security suites varies widely.
- Blocking malicious sites based on reputation is an effective approach.
- Some anti-malware programs are too harsh when evaluating legitimate software.
Simon Edwards’ full report can be found here.