I just discovered this on my Google Reader today…the results are both interesting and shocking!
First of all, I have to say I don’t believe in all the Anti-Virus (AV) / Firewall analysis out there, but they are a good indication of how good your AV / Firewall software are. For instance, the built-in Firewall in XP SP2 came FIRST!!! But from the bottom up… 😦 Rising’s (a Chinese vendor) product came second to last 😦 My English teacher use to say:
if your English is good enough, no matter which test (e.g. TOEFL) you take, you will always get a good mark!
I guess the same principle will also apply here, if your product is good enough, you are likely to score a high score no matter how they test it.
Anyway, currently I am using Kaspersky Internet Security 188.8.131.52, and that is in the 8th place (actually the test was conducted using an older version of the Kaspersky Internet Security 7)…which is not too bad 😉 Here are some of the big names that everyone is familar with:
5th: ZoneAlarm Pro 7.0.362.000
14th: Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 2007 15.30.1151
15th: F-Secure Internet Security 2007 7.01.128
20th: Norton Internet Security 2007 10.2.0.30
25th: McAfee Internet Security Suite 2006 8.0
27th: ZoneAlarm Free 7.0.302.000FREE
29th: CA Personal Firewall 2007 184.108.40.206
32nd: BitDefender Internet Security 10.108
33th: Panda Antivirus + Firewall 2007 6.00.00
34th: AVG Anti-Virus plus Firewall 7.5.431
36th: Ashampoo FireWall Pro 1.14
37th: Rising Personal Firewall 2007 19.33.10
(Just double check the list for the ranking)
Comodo™ Firewall (FREE)
Right now they are only supporting XP, you have to wait for the Vista version to come out. Here is the “plan” for the Vista version:
Alpha was released on June 7/8, 2007.
• Alpha 2 was released on June 28, 2007.
• Beta might be released on August 16, 2007 in the 32 bit alpha/beta Announcements & 64 bit alpha/beta Announcements boards .
• Final will be released in the Announcements board and official download site (no date avail.)
• Mods/Admins will continually update this informational thread as we receive any news.
I am planning to use it as soon as the beta one comes out. Tonight I have tried the Alpha 2…can’t even install it. I did found something on the forum, but I am not going to spend any more time until they release the beta ones. Hopefully that won’t take too long 🙂