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VB100 Award For AVAST Server Edition

Avast Software : 15 October, 2010  (New Product)
The server edition of AVAST's anti-virus software has picked up another award for 100% detection rate of viruses in the wild
AVAST Software won another VB100 award for the virus-catching performance of avast! 4.8 Server Edition.

Virus Bulletin, a leading independent security publication, recognized avast! 4.8 for its detecting 100 percent of its "In-the-wild" virus set with no false positives.

"The infected sets were brushed aside effortlessly, dealt with far faster than any other product this month, with scores similarly excellent," wrote John Hawes, team director of Virus Bulletin's VB100 testing program, in his October comparative review. "[avast!] still has the agility and toughness to outmatch many in this month's field, with a standard set of install steps followed by a reboot to get going."

Speed was again the avast! forte, with 4.8 posting some of the fastest scanning times out of all tested products. For its first-time scanning of binary and system files, avast! was over twice as fast as Kaspersky Anti-Virus 8 and Microsoft Forefront Client Security. In addition to beating the other paid products, avast! also handily beat the latest free offering—Comodo—which missed 7 viruses in its failed attempt at winning its first VB100 award.

Virus Bulletin tested 38 antivirus products on Windows server 2003, a widely used platform known for its stability and dependable performance. Norton/Symantec and McAfee did not participate in this comparative test.

AVAST Software launched avast! 4.8 Server Edition back in 2008. Now two years later, it is still getting awards and positive reviews. "The main sets and clean sets were handled splendidly, and a VB100 award is comfortably earned; we eagerly look forward to the upcoming new version," concluded Mr. Hawes. The new avast! Server Edition - with a new GUI derived from the avast! 5.0 - will be launched by end 2010.
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