G Data Software

G Data Software AG is a German software company that focuses on computer security solutions. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Bochum . They are known for being the creators of the worlds first antivirus software . [2] G Data use multiple scanning engines, one developed in-house and the other is the BitDefender engine. G Data provides several security products that are targeted at home and business markets. The company has a North American subsidiary currently located in Atlanta, Georgia . [3]

History

G Data was founded in Bochum, Germany in 1985. The company introduced its first computer security product Anti-Virus Kit (AVK) in 1988 for Atari ST . [4]

Beside focus on the security market, G Data also created for voice recognition software (Invox) [5] and speech synthesis (Logox). [6]

G Data computer security products use two scan-engines, originally by Avast and Bitdefender . [7] 2014 release introduced own scan-engine (CloseGap), which replaced Avast. [8] However, this is not painless, as users of slowdown experienced slowdown. The company promptly solved this issue by an update. [9]

In September 2015, G Data launched a new messaging application called Secure Chat which uses the Signal Protocol . [10] The application is based on a fork of Signal and its source code is published under the GPLv3 license. [11]

Features

Some of the features that G Data’s solutions which? ] support are: [12]

  • Safe surfing
  • Safe shopping
  • Safe emailing and chatting
  • Protection against spyware
  • Safe online banking
  • Spam blocks
  • Protection against hacking
  • Parental controls
  • Data backup
  • Data recovery
  • Security tuning
  • Data safe
  • Device control
  • safe emailing and chatting
  • BankGuard [13]

Versions

  • Home Security
  • Anti-virus
  • InternetSecurity
  • TotalSecurity
  • AntiVirus for Mac
  • Business Security
  • AntiVirus Business
  • AntiVirus Enterprise
  • ClientSecurity Business
  • ClientSecurity Enterprise
  • EndpointProtection Business
  • EndpointProtection Enterprise
  • MailSecurity
  • PatchManagement

Awards and tests

  • av-comparatives.org
  • Gold award for highest detection of tested products (99.7%) [14]
  • Gold award for highest detection rate of new / unknown malware (~ 61%, with 20 false positives) [15]
  • IPACSO Innovation Framework for ICT-Security
  • Innovative Cyber ​​Security Company [16]

See also

  • Comparison of antivirus software
  • Comparison of computer viruses
  • List of antivirus software

References

  1. Jump up^ https://www.gdata.de/ueber-g-data
  2. Jump up^ Popiolek, Hubert; Dewitz, Dany (22 May 2015). “Virenschutz made in Germany: Das steht hinter G Data” . Computer Bild (in German) . Retrieved 14 June 2017 .
  3. Jump up^ “About G Data” . Retrieved 20 November 2014 .
  4. Jump up^ Mortimer, Stephen (May 1990). “News, Notes & Quotes: Stay Virus Free”. START . Flight. 4 no. 10. Antic Publishing. p. 20. ISSN  0889-6216 .
  5. Jump up^ “Spracherkennung” . Neues Deutschland (in German). September 30, 1997 . Retrieved 14 June 2017 .
  6. Jump up^ Freisberg, Alexander (30 May 2002). “Sprach-Software wird zur wichtigsten Schnittstelle” . Handelsblatt (in German) . Retrieved 14 June2017 .
  7. Jump up^ Himmelein, Gerald (15 February 2013). “Virenschutz von G Data künftig mit eigener Engine” . heise.de (in German) . Retrieved 14 June 2017 .
  8. Jump up^ Pakalski, Ingo (7 March 2013). “G Data brings Virenscanner mit eigener Scan Engine” . golem.de (in German) . Retrieved 14 June 2017 .
  9. Jump up^ Himmelein, Gerald (4 June 2013). “G Data: 2014-Update legt Rechner lahm” . heise.de (in German) . Retrieved 14 June 2017 .
  10. Jump up^ Seals, Tara (17 September 2015). “G DATA Adds Encryption for Secure Mobile Chat” . Infosecurity Magazine . Reed Exhibitions Ltd . Retrieved 14 July 2016 .
  11. Jump up^ “SecureChat” . GitHub . G Data . Retrieved 14 July 2016 .
  12. Jump up^ “Product Information Page” . Retrieved 20 November 2014 .
  13. Jump up^ “G Bankguard Data Makes Safe Online Banking” . Retrieved 20 November 2014 .
  14. Jump up^ “Summary Report 2010” (PDF) . av-comparatives.org . Retrieved 26 February 2011 .
  15. Jump up^ “Summary Report 2010” (PDF) . av-comparatives.org . Retrieved 26 February 2011 .
  16. Jump up^ “IPACSO Innovation Awards 2014” . ipacso.eu . Retrieved 21 November2014 .

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