F-PROT Antivirus ‘Fire & Ice’ Outscores Mass Market Vendors in Tests Conducted By Virus Bulletin, World’s Leading PC Security Publication
Reykjavik, Iceland and Tarrytown New York, March 14, 2011 – FRISK Software International, the developer of the world famous F-PROT Anti-virus ‘Fire & Ice’ family of software, is proud to announce that the Virus Bulletin has certified its Home and Enterprise editions on Windows 7. Windows is the world’s most popular PC operating system with a market share of 90.3%, according to web analytics company Net Applications.
Virus Bulletin is the leading publication dedicated to computer security. Virus Bulletin carries out independent testing of anti-virus products. Its unique VB100 certification is widely recognized within the industry. Unlike other certification schemes, Virus Bulletin tests all products free of charge and does not allow re-testing.
RAE Internet has been FRISK’s US distributor since 2003, providing local support for F-PROT’s Fire & Ice line of anti-virus scanners. Since its inception in 1989, F-PROT has provided anti virus protection to every generation of IBM-compatible PC from DOS to Windows 5 to Vista and now Windows 7.
F-PROT’s design philosophy has been molded by its Icelandic roots. The Virus Bulletin describes the product “as simple, chilly and crisp as ever”. Icelanders are resilient people who conserve resources to survive one of the world’s harshest climates. In a landscape formed by rivers of molten lava and ice, the developers at FRISK focus on efficiency. According to the Virus Bulletin, “ the set-up was super fast and very painless”. In comparison, where F-PROT needs 46 MB to store more than 2,110,000 virus signatures collected by its experts who work in the FRISK viruslab, the competition needs up to 137 MB of disk space to handle the same threats.
Simplicity of design is another famous Icelandic trait. F-PROT strips functionality down to the essentials and presents the user with a clean interface that is intuitive and easy-to-use.
Because Internet threats are constantly evolving, automatic updates are critical to good anti-virus protection. F-PROT offers a third generation Updater that keeps the computer up-to-date without taking over the desktop within intrusive scans. Using advanced heuristic techniques, F-PROT can identify tens of millions of potential viruses and other types of malware like Trojans and stop them as they are launched by the evil geniuses who inhabit the dark side of the Internet. F-PROT’s excellence is demonstrated by its ability to stop 100% of the ‘wildlist’ virus throw at it by the Virus Bulletin testers without generating a single ‘false positive”, hence the VB100 award for 100% performance.
It is also important to note that many of the top-rated security platforms like Commtouch (Command Anti-Malware) and Coranti embed F-PROT into their solution.
About FRISK Software International —— www.f-prot.com
FRISK Software International, established in 1993, is one of the world’s leading companies in antivirus research and product development. FRISK Software produces the hugely popular F-PROT Antivirus products range offering unrivalled heuristic detection capabilities. By supporting a wide range of operating systems — Windows, Unix, and Linux — FRISK Software protects computers, file servers and mail servers of all sizes, running on diverse platforms
About RAE Internet —— www.raeinternet.com
RAE Internet, Inc., headquartered in Tarrytown, N.Y., is Frisk Software International’s distributor in the United States. RAE Internet has been selling and supporting anti-virus software since 2000. Its technical staff has an average of 10 years experience with email security and operating systems. RAE Internet also represents Mailspect Defense, which is an end-to-end security platform for Linux mail server, and Cloudmark for Exchange, which protects Microsoft Exchange servers from spam.
Contact Info: Simon Duncan, info (a) raeinternet.com