F-Secure Internet Security wins AV-TEST’s Best Protection award

F-Secure Internet Security 2013 has won the Best Protection award for 2012 from the AV-TEST Institute. Released last fall, Internet Security 2013 offers consumers proven best protection for their computer and online identity when browsing the web and shopping online. It also includes Banking Protection for an even safer online banking experience. AV-TEST’s Best Protection award is presented to the best antivirus product of the year in terms of protection against malware infections caused by current threats such as zero-day attacks, malicious websites and e-mails.

“Throughout our tests in 2012, F-Secure Internet Security offered outstanding protection against malware and Internet attacks,” says Andreas Marx, CEO of AV-TEST. “F-Secure’s security solutions set the standard for excellence in this discipline.”

F-Secure’s just-released Threat Report H2 2012 indicates that consumers continue to be targeted by a wide range of threats including banking Trojans, botnets, and vulnerability exploits. As the world of cybercrime becomes more commoditized and professionalized, there is no indication of a slowdown in malware production, underlining the importance of having the best up-to-date protection. F-Secure has the best automated malware response with world class teams developing and using it.

“This recognition reaffirms F-Secure’s leading position in security software,” says Perttu Tynkkynen, Director, Consumer Sales and Marketing at F-Secure. “Year after year our products are top performers in independent test results, exceeding benchmarks.”

Advanced cloud-based protection
“F-Secure Internet Security 2013’s top ranking scores are a reflection of its advanced real-time cloud-based protection technologies that ensure the fastest response against all threats”, comments Anthony Cowie of local F-Secure solution provider Camsoft Solutions. “DeepGuard uses heuristical, behavioral and reputation-based technologies to provide proactive protection against both existing malware and brand-new threats” adds Cowie. “Web traffic scanning protects against browser exploits, while browsing protection blocks harmful websites. Then there’s Banking Protection that elevates security settings for extra protection during banking sessions and the firewall, redesigned with additional filters, prevents hacker attacks” continues Cowie.