Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by intrepid44, Jan 26, 2010.
Official announcement: http://research.pandasecurity.com/panda-av-comparatives/
Will this be the first 'Cloud AV' to participate
Actually no, Norton also has cloud technology
I think McAfee Artemis was first cloud-av at AV-C
AVC tested McAfee's Artemis cloud since February 2008.
Yeah right I thought I was missing something even Kaspersky is also in cloud
The AV-C retrospective test should be redesigned for pure-cloud based apps because "freezing a 2-week old signature and testing against new malware to see how good the heuristic engine is" does not reflect cloud apps abilities. How many users are likely to be disconnected from the internet for 2 weeks. If Pandas heuristics are in the cloud the only thing tested would be the small offline cache of defs--not heuristics. Of course I may be wrong.
Will they be testing PCAV or PAV I think from the blog having panda with cloud image I guess its panda cloud antivirus hope pbust can make it more clearer
Let's see what excuse Panda will find for dropping out when Panda fares poorly.
To be consistent with the other products in the AVC tests, we will test Panda Antivirus Pro for the On-Demand/Retrospective and Panda Internet Security for the Whole-Product test.
What makes you think they are going to do bad
If you opt in to using the Kaspersky Security Network then yes, you are using elements of "in-the-cloud", but this is in tandem with existing technologies. I personally never opted in.
It's good to see one of the company's that left AV C, Coming back to be tested. Can't wait to see all there hard work come out in numbers.
Don't worry about it, probably biased spouting. I'm rooting for Panda myself. It's (the cloud version at least) VERY easy on resources, and it's effective against PREVENTING infections, which is the most important part. I'd like to see its cleanup of infections do a bit better, and, if there isn't such in place as of yet, it really needs tamper/self protection. If it at least had the self protection, I would be even more comfortable with using it as I am now.
So happy to hear this. AV-Comparatives is my 1'st choice of effectivness test and Ive really missed Panda in here. I also think its a good move by Panda - at least a lot of Wilders Users dont use Panda because the dont really know, how they compare in detection.
Now if Trend Micro would join to, it would be perfect.
F-Secure has cloud too.
F-Secure is the first anti-virus vendor in the world to release a real-time protection network for consumers that enables global protection within 60 seconds from the first confirmation of a new threat. This is based on F-Secure DeepGuard 2.0, a technology that uses "in-the-cloud" computing to provide instant protection against new threats.
ive used panda in the past and used to like it but then it just got so heavy. the newest one is not to bad so im def curious to see how it fares..
Nice to know, i've always missed Panda on AV-C too
it seems the excuses of other vendors is now null and void since now a vendor that previously didnt like AV-C testing methodology now acknowledges it.
Hopefully it won't be a one shot deal.
The chances are good. There will be changes at the top I think. Not for the better for some.
when is the next test going to be?
waiting for next comparison.