eScan gets the highest ranking from AV Comparatives

The AntiVirus, AntiSpam and Content Security solution from MicroWorld Technologies, eScan, has once again received the ‘Advanced+’ certification from the world renowned AntiVirus comparison tester, AV comparatives, in its ‘On Demand’ test conducted in August 2007.

eScan had achieved the same rating in the last On Demand test conducted by the organization in February this year. As a test that evaluates AntiVirus solutions from various angles, AV Comparatives uses a large pool of malicious programs in its test bed. While the analysis checks how the products fare against Viruses, Macros and Scripts, it also examines how the solution detects the evasive bunch of Polymorphic Viruses.

“The channels of malware proliferation are ever increasing and the threats can quickly propagate across an enterprise network, thanks to these multiple routes. AntiVirus products should keep pace with this ever evolving threat scenario to provide round the clock protection for their users. With this recognition, eScan once again lives up to those steep standards,” says Govind Rammurthy, CEO of MicroWorld Technologies.

The AntiVirus, AntiSpam and Content Security modules of eScan are rated to be the best by various independent evaluators. The AntiVirus section provides protection against a range of threats like Virus, Worm, Trojan, Backdoor, Bots, Trojan Clickers, Trojan Downloaders, Rootkits and all other malicious programs that you can possibly name. The detection is on the fly, as eScan blocks malware before they are downloaded, thanks to its unique MWL technology.

The Spam and Phishing Control of eScan combine multiple filters like Real-time Black List, SURBL Checking, X-Spam Rules Check, Sender Policy Framework and Non Intrusive Learning Patterns. This multi-layered mechanism blocks all junk and Phishing mails from entering user mail boxes.

The Web Scanning module blocks access to non-business and offensive websites in organizations. While the intelligent system works with advanced logics to accurately identify such websites, the administrators can also set the allowed web access timings for employees.

“The most important factor to be noted about AV comparatives test is that it gives rankings to various products in the present day market on their effectiveness in detecting malicious programs, which in fact is the core functionality of any AntiVirus solution. This ranking will enable security watchers, corporate decision makers and end users to make informed decisions in an otherwise complicated and ambiguous terrain,” says Govind Rammurthy.

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