Why independent testing?
As part of our own benchmarking procedures, F-Secure has for several years been submitting our security products for evaluation and review by independent, internationally renown product testing organizations.
Independent product testing and comparative reviews are important to us, not only as an impartial validation of the quality and effectiveness of our products, but also as a useful benchmark for our individual product performance and competitiveness, which guides us in continously improving our product features, detection methodologies and services.
The independent testing organizations we submit our products to, in no particular order, are:
Also listed are the most recent awards or certifications given to F-Secure products by these establishments in the last one year.
For a comprehensive list of awards won by F-Secure products, please see our Awards page.
The AV-TEST Institute is internationally known and respected as a leading provider of independent testing and analysis for the information security and computing industries.
In antivirus product testing, this German-based organization provides a series of sophisticated, designed to evaluate, quantify and document the performance and capabilities of submitted products against an independent set of test samples and varying test scenarios. Products submitted for testing are also certified based on the results of the evaluation.
In addition to antivirus product analysis, AV-TEST also provides independent reports on investigations into threats affecting the modern computing landscape.
From Labs Weblog: Taking Poika Out on the Town: 2013
AV-Comparatives is an Austrian non-profit organization that provides independent comparative detection and removal capability testing for anti-virus programs.
The testing methodology is currently divided into 'on demand' and 'retrospective', which respectively measure the malware detection rate against a collection of known malware threats and the proactive detection capabilities (e.g, heuristic analysis, generic signatures, etc) against new and unknown threats.
Product of the Year Award
F-Secure Internet Security 2011
Rounding off a year of excellent test results, F-Secure Internet Security 2011 has been given the Product of the Year award by AV-Comparatives, one of the major independent testing organizations in the industry.
During 2010, AV-Comparatives has awarded F-Secure seven out of seven Advanced+ scores – the highest possible scores in the different tests measuring the protection and performance of the main antivirus products on the market. F-Secure Internet Security 2011 has also won the Gold Awards for the Whole-Product Dynamic Protection and the lowest rate of false positives.
From Labs Weblog: Taking Poika Out on the Town Again
Virus Bulletin is a UK-based organization that has been performing free, independent bi-monthly comparative antivirus product testing and certification for years.
on Windows Server 2003
F-Secure Client Security
on Windows Vista SP2 x64 Business Ed.