TrustGo Earns Highest Possible Virus Detection Accuracy From AV-Comparatives
Leading independent anti-virus software testing organization gives TrustGo 98% to 100% detection accuracy
Santa Clara, Calif., September 18, 2012 – TrustGo Mobile Inc. (TrustGo), a leading mobile security company, today announced that its TrustGo Antivirus & Mobile Security app for Android has received the highest detection accuracy rating in AV-Comparative’s latest Mobile Security Review conducted August 14th, 2012. By detecting 98 to 100% of malware within a test set comprised of 18,021 malicious apps (about 75 main families), TrustGo was one of a select group of security apps with near-perfect or perfect accuracy.
“AV Comparative’s test results are a great validation of the hard work and dedication of our team in the TrustGo Security Labs,” says Xuyang Li, CEO of TrustGo. “Our researchers and engineers have done so much to put TrustGo at the forefront of the security industry. We are grateful to the team at AV-Comparatives for putting so much time and effort into their report.”
In addition to rating TrustGo’s virus detection accuracy, AV Comparatives also tested the product for its impact on battery drain. In this test also, TrustGo was found to be at the top of the tested apps. The report also cites TrustGo for its unique features and the quality of the product and website interface. According the report’s authors, “TrustGo Antivirus & Mobile Security is the only product to offer a search for trustworthy apps only. It should be considered by anyone who has security concerns with Google Play.” Other highlights within the report include high praise for TrustGo’s simple installation process and its Device Protection features where the report writers said, “The web interface is very intuitive and also aesthetically well designed.“
The announcement of AV Comparatives results follows recent announcements by TrustGo of the discovery of two new types of viruses by TrustGo Security Labs (MMarketPay and SMSZombie) and numerous high-profile positive reviews.
Jeff Becker, Head of Marketing at TrustGo says, “When it comes to mobile security, users need the absolute best protection possible. In addition to industry-leading virus detection capabilities, we offer a complete set of tools that protect users’ mobile lives.”
TrustGo Antivirus & Mobile security offers five levels of mobile security in its free app:
- App Security—Secure App Finder Engine™ (SAFE) technology helps users discover safe, certified apps and offers industry-leading detection and elimination of malware and viruses, plus protection against privacy intrusions, data leaks, unauthorized payments and aggressive adware
- Device Protection—Device location (Find My Phone), remote lock, "Candid Camera" password alerts, alarm and wipe
- Data Security—Cloud backup and restoration of contacts, SMS messaging and call logs
- System and Expense Management—Storage and memory management, data usage monitoring and alerts to avoid excess data charges
- Web Browsing Security—Detection and blocking of malicious and “phishing” sites.
About TrustGo Mobile Inc.
TrustGo Mobile Inc. (TrustGo), a leading mobile security company, provides users a simple way to keep their devices safe. TrustGo’s total security and management solution provides advanced cloud-based protection for smartphones and tablets. It gives users greater freedom and control in their mobile lives through a comprehensive approach to security. In addition to real-time protection from malicious apps, websites, privacy breaches, theft and identity leaks, TrustGo also offers robust mobile device management (MDM) and secure app discovery features. TrustGo was founded by web security veterans in 2011 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. TrustGo is available now on Google Play. For more information, please visit www.trustgo.com.
About AV Comparatives
AV-Comparatives e.V. is an Austrian Non-Profit-Organization, which is providing independent Anti-Virus software tests free to the public. More information about the organization can be found at www.av-comparatives.org.
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