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Feb 21, 2013 07:09 PM EST
Santa Clara, CA - TrustGo Mobile Inc. (TrustGo), a leading mobile security company, today announced that its TrustGo Antivirus and Mobile Security product for Android mobile devices has received certification from AV-TEST.org and earned top marks in their annual Android Security Testing of 22 anti-malware and device protection products.
TrustGo was rated highest at 99.65% in malware detection. It was the only product to receive a perfect score, obtaining 6 (out of 6) for protection and 6 (out of 6) for usability. Additionally, TrustGo was awarded one bonus point by including important security features like anti-theft, safe browsing and backup.
In this rigorous test, each product was presented with a total of 952 malware apps discovered within four weeks of the test date. Each was also judged on performance and usability criteria including impact on battery life, effects on the speed of the device, amount of traffic generated by the app and whether the app generated false warnings. TrustGo received top marks in these measures as well.
"We are proud that AV-TEST Labs, the benchmark for the security industry, has once again recognized TrustGo's technology leadership in mobile security," says Xuyang Li, President and CEO of TrustGo. "These accolades reflect our mission to provide the most comprehensive security and privacy protections across the entire mobile ecosystem."
"The team at AV-TEST was extremely impressed by TrustGo Antivirus and Mobile Security," says Andreas Marx, President of AV-TEST.org. "We take great pride in conducting the industry's most rigorous and comprehensive tests on security products for consumers and corporations and are pleased to recognize companies that meet our high standards of performance."
Along with products that protect mobile consumers, TrustGo also offers a range of app security services to developers and leading app marketplaces, including the TrustGo AppStore Protector that certifies apps for marketplaces, and TrustGo Developer Services that protect app developers' brands by finding and removing unauthorized and modified clones of legitimate apps on over 185 global app marketplaces.
About TrustGo Mobile Inc.
TrustGo Mobile, a Santa Clara-based mobile security company, assures Android users, app marketplaces and developers that their apps are safe and behave as expected. TrustGo's unique Secure App Finder Engine (SAFETM) technology and highly experienced team continuously scans millions of apps posted on hundreds of marketplaces globally, and ranks each as Certified, Low Risk, High Risk, or Malicious. The cloud-based SAFE Database powers all TrustGo products, including TrustGo Mobile Security - the #1 rated security app for Android - as well as certification and brand protection services for app marketplaces and developers. TrustGo Mobile Security is available for free on Google Play. For more information, please visit www.trustgo.com.
The AV-TEST Institute is a leading international and independent service provider in the fields of IT security and anti-virus research. The aim of the research work carried out by AV-TEST is to directly detect the latest malware, to analyze it using state-of-the-art methods and to inform our customers of the top-quality results obtained.
At our German laboratories in Magdeburg and Leipzig our team of 30 IT specialists boasting many years of expertise take a practical approach to the development of innovative analysis mechanisms and the application of high-quality test procedures. In order to achieve these objectives, AV-TEST provides optimal working conditions and development opportunities. After all, IT security is one of the key factors in the modern business and corporate world! For more information, visit AV-TEST at www.av-test.org.