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VB100 anti-virus tests prove Outpost’s consistent stability

Agnitum anti-virus products certified under Windows 11 times in a row in the past two years

St. Petersburg, Russia — May 10, 2012. Agnitum, the PC security experts, are delighted to announce the 11th consecutive Virus Bulletin certification for the company’s flagship product, Outpost Security Suite Pro, in April 2012.

VB100 April 2012"We are proud to become one of only five vendors, along with our well-known and respected competitors Avira and Eset, to receive all VB100 certifications under Windows over the past two years," said Agnitum CEO Mikhail Zakhryapin. "Thanks to Outpost’s SmartScan technology, Outpost Pro out-performed almost all certified products, beating the average product performance by more than 80%. To be in the top five of more than 65 vendors is a tribute to the consistency and stability of our approach to fighting malware."

Outpost scored 100% in the WildList and Extended WildList tests for both on-access and on-demand scanning, with 0 false positives and 0 "suspicious" detections on clean file sets.

Outpost has also achieved top-five status in on-demand throughput performance during "warm" scans.

On-demand throughput performance (warm scan) Archive files System and binary files Media files and documents
Outpost’s result, MB/s 1821 1723 6315
Average result (for total 48 certified products), MB/s 394 295 791
Outpost’s over-performance (% from average test result) 78% 83% 87%
Out-competed products (for total 48 certified products) 40 46 44

For its stable and predictable behavior while testing, Outpost was one of 18 products certified with a "Solid" rating in the April 2012 tests.

About VB certification

The VB100 team developed a simple scoring system, splitting problems into levels of severity and rating them depending on whether they occurred in normal use or only in high-stress situations, ranging from "Solid" for products with no issues at all, through "Stable", "Fair" and "Buggy" for those with increasing numbers of minor issues.

In the April 2012 tests, only half of the participating products achieved a rating of "Solid" or "Stable". 28 products were rated only "Fair" or "Buggy".

13 out of 57 products failed to get any kind of certification in this rounds of tests, including F-Secure, Sophos, and TrustPort. Five products were not included in the report due to instability which prevented the test lab from installing and/or using them. Comodo, Symantec (Norton) and WebRoot did not participate in the April 2012 tests.

About Agnitum

Founded in 1999, Agnitum Ltd. (www.agnitum.com) has been committed to delivering and supporting high-quality, easy to use security software for over a decade. Agnitum’s commercial solutions for the home market are Outpost Firewall Pro and Outpost Antivirus Pro, securing personal and family desktops; and Outpost Security Suite — an all-in-one Internet security solution. Dedicated to global e-security Agnitum also offers the free versions of Outpost Firewall and Outpost Security Suite to secure users’ system, network connections and critical data. Outpost Network Security ensures centrally manageable endpoint protection and reliable performance for SMBs, and Outpost Antivirus Service provides antivirus protection via monthly subscription to 130,000 subscribers with total reach of nine million ISP customers.

For more information and to request review copies of Outpost Pro 7.5, please contact:

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