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January 24, 2011 10:00 ET

AV-Comparatives Awards G Data InternetSecurity 2011 Double Gold for Highest Malware Protection

G Data Outperforms 20 Competitors for Strongest Protection Against Threats

DURHAM, NC--(Marketwire - January 24, 2011) - AV-Comparatives, a non-profit organization that publishes independent Anti-Virus software tests, has awarded G Data InternetSecurity 2011 the coveted Gold seal of approval in two categories for its outstanding protection technologies. G Data InternetSecurity 2011 was selected for the prestigious honor because it consistently outperformed competitors in protecting PCs against the widest range of malware. 

Over the past 12 months, AV Comparatives tested 20 security solutions for their effectiveness in protecting against known and unknown threats. G Data InternetSecurity 2011 consistently impressed with its results, outpacing all other solutions in its breadth and scope of coverage against malware. In its testing summary, AV Comparatives concluded that, "2010 was another outstanding year for G Data in our tests. G Data achieved industry-leading results in on-demand and proactive tests."

"As the industry benchmark for anti-virus software performance, AV-Comparatives has a grueling test regiment that covers everything a consumer would ever run into," said Ed Johnson, SVP Operations, G Data Software Inc. "Coming out on top of these tests makes us proud, and further validates our approach to protecting consumers from malware. We're excited to bring 25 years of security know-how to the North American market."

The ranking of the vendors in the On-Demand Malware Recognition and the Proactive Malware Recognition categories are listed below.

On-demand malware recognition:
Gold: G Data InternetSecurity 2011
Silver: Avira Premium Security Suite
Bronze: Symantec Norton Internet Security

Proactive malware recognition:
Gold: G Data InternetSecurity 2011
Silver: Avira Premium Security Suite
Bronze: Microsoft Security Essentials

Product information: G Data Internet Security 2011
Protect yourself with an award-winning combination of the most effective virus protection and a Silent Firewall that provides constant protection against all online threats. G Data InternetSecurity 2011 offers users an easy-to-use, intuitive interface while successfully blocking hackers, viruses, and spam. Its Silent Firewall operates in the background without any negative impact on speed. Parental controls also offer added protection and customization.

Prices and availability:
G Data InternetSecurity 2011: recommended retail price $39.95
G Data InternetSecurity 2011 for 3 PCs: recommended retail price $59.95

System requirements:
PC with Windows 7 (32/64Bit), WindowsVista (32/64Bit) or Windows XP (from SP2, 32/64Bit)

G Data Software 
Founded in 1985, G Data Software is the world's first antivirus provider, with offices and distribution in more than 80 countries worldwide. The company provides proven enterprise and consumer security solutions, including antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-phishing, and firewall software. In addition to products, G Data Software runs a world-class malware research lab, Security Labs, which monitors and analyzes current computing threats on a global basis, partnering with organizations, governments and nonprofits to fulfil a variety of needs. In 2010, the company established operations in North America, located in the heart of Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. For more information on G Data Software, its products, or Security Labs, visit

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