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F-PROT Antivirus Engine performance analysis By FRISK Software International For partners © FRISK Software International
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F-PROT Antivirus Engine performance analysis

By FRISK Software International

For partners

© FRISK Software International

FRISK Software International

– More than 20 years experience in the antivirus business• F-PROT Antivirus first released in 1989• FRISK Software established in 1993

– Leading technology• First antivirus product based on heuristics• First antivirus product to use emulation based technology• Exclusively distributed on-line as early as 1993

– Unrivalled expertise with staff• World leading antivirus experts and developers• Short response time to outbreaks

– F-PROT Antivirus sold all over the world

FRISK Software Partners

– Over 200 resellers and distributors all around the world– Number of strategic high-level technical partnerships

• Hardware suppliers• Software developers• Other antivirus companies

– Variety of OEM partnerships with SDK and API available for licensing

Main benefits of F-PROT Antivirus product range

– Outstanding speed combined with excellent detection results and low false positive rates

– Signature-based malware detection together with advanced heuristics ensure comprehensive antivirus protection

– Low resource consumption– Small memory footprint– Easy to install and easy-to-use– Available for workstations, file servers and mail servers on

multiple platforms– Competitive pricing

FRISK Software regularly submits its products to independent and in-house testing for quality control:

Virus Bulletin’s independent comparative testing of anti-virus products are widely recognized within the industry. Only outstanding antivirus products are awarded VB 100 certification AV Test is a worldwide leading service provider in IT-security

solutions, testing effectiveness, behavior and speed of various security software vendor products Other independent testing include VirusTotal and SRI Malware

Threat Center Rigorous in-house testing

FRISK Software regularly submits its products to independent and in-house testing for quality control:

AV Test performs bi-weekly test on antivirus command-line scanners from about 30 companies against recent malware samples Results from AV Test are used to improve F-PROT detection

even further• For example by adding samples of malware to F-

PROT signature files• Also includes tests for detection of ad/spyware and

backdoors Constant in-house testing of engine, def files and product in

different environment• To guarantee performance• To ensure detection and preventing false positives

State of the art protection: VB 100 certification

Company Number of ‘VB 100 award’

Jan 2008 - Dec 2008

AVG 6/6*

Avira 5/6

BitDefender 2/4

Eset 6/6

FRISK 5/6

Kaspersky 4/6

Symantec 6/6

VB 100 awards are awarded to products that

• detect all in-the-wild viruses

• generate no false positives during testing

* number of awards/number of submissions

www.virusbtn.com (2008)

Heuristics: F-PROT defends against new/unknown threats

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Most Effective Antivirus Tools Against New Malware Binaries

www.mtc.sri.com (December 2009)

The Malware Threat Center is a community service Internet site that is built using data produced from the Cyber-TA Honeynet Project (www.cyber-ta.org/Honeynet), hosted at SRI International. SRI International is a non-profit research institute.

FRISK Software offers affordable prices for home users

Company Price (USD) Number of computers

AVG $48.07* 1

Avira $68.63* 3

BitDefender $29.95 3

Eset $48.09* 1

FRISK $29.00 5

Kaspersky $39.95 1

Symantec $39.99 1

Trend Micro $64.45 3

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Price information from companies’ websites (February 2010)

FRISK Software offers affordable prices for corporate users

Company Price (USD) Number of computers

AVG $412,17* 10

Avira $322,94* 10

BitDefender $89,95 10

Eset $441,04* 10

FRISK $50 10

Kaspersky $200 10

Symantec $332,80 10

Trend Micro $ 10

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Price information from companies’ websites (February 2010)

Protection without affecting productivityIn-house testing

Below are results from a carefully executed in-house testing

Tested December 2009

Windows corporate products only

Tested on Virtual PC with Windows XP Pro, with Service Pack

3 installed

One product tested at each time and each product tested 3

times in its default setting

Companies and products in in-house comparison test:

Company Product

AVG AVG Anti-virus

Avira Avira AntiVir Professional version 9

BitDefender BitDefender Antivirus 2010

Eset ESET NOD 32 Antivirus 4

FRISK F-PROT Antivirus

Kaspersky Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010

Symantec Norton Antivirus 2009

Trend Micro TREND MICRO AntiVirus + AntiSpyware

DISK SPACE: Minimal total disk space needed – does not slow down computer

Company Necessary total disk space (MB)

AVG 30

Avira 100

BitDefender 450

Eset 130

FRISK 100

Kaspersky 200

Symantec 150

Trend Micro 400

In-house testing (December, 2009)

INSTALLER PACKAGE: Small installer package ensures short download time

Company Size of installer package (MB)

AVG 0,828*

Avira 32,39

BitDefender 21,08

Eset 34,60

FRISK 26,00

Kaspersky 37,80

Symantec 256

Trend Micro 36,00

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In-house testing (December, 2009)

UPDATE SIZE: Smaller updates take up less space on the hard disc. Heuristics and a compact code help to keep the updates small (all software updates are included in subscription)

Company Size of updates (KB)

AVG 53,10

Avira n/a

BitDefender 24091

Eset n/a

FRISK 2870

Kaspersky 12600

Symantec n/a

Trend Micro 72947In-house testing (December, 2009)

SCANNING SPEED: F-PROT Antivirus scans more MB per second than products from other industry leading companies

Company Average scanning speed (MB/sec)Average scanning speed (MB/sec)Average scanning speed (MB/sec)Company

Win Dir Office documents According to VB*

AVG 1,14 2,67 6,81

Avira 9,67 13,93 16,93

BitDefender 1,71 3,09 4,04

Eset 2,88 7,05 15,12

FRISK 3,13 10,71 32,94

Kaspersky 2,91 6,88 19,39

Symantec 1,02 4,04 8,23

Trend Micro 2,75 6,63 n/a

* Virus Bulletin results (On-demand throughput, media and documents all files, Dec, 2009). Other results from in-house testing (Dec, 2009)

FRISK Software Technology F-PROT Antivirus product range

© FRISK Software International

Provides an outstanding antivirus without compromising

productivity

Outstanding speed with excellent detection

Defense against new/unknown threats

Low false positives

Low resource consumption and small memory footprint

Affordable pricing

www.f-prot.com for further information

PPP-ALL-EN-20100329


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