G DATA Awarded AV-TEST Certification for Android Security Protection

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Security Solution Receives Highest Marks Possible From Leading Antivirus Research Institute

Receiving the highest marks possible for our solution is a great honor.

G DATA, the world’s longest standing antivirus company, today announced that their Internet Security for Android solution received the AV-TEST Certification, a coveted accolade in Internet security. This certification comes from the AV-Test Institute, which is the leading international and independent service provider in the fields of IT security and antivirus research. The annual award was created to motivate antivirus manufacturers to optimise their products and contribute towards increasing public awareness of the growing importance of IT security. G DATA’s solution was given the award for detecting 100% of malware samples tested, its ease of use, and practical features.

“The AV-TEST Institute is a leader in antivirus research and holds significant credibility in the IT security field,” said Andy Hayter, security evangelist, G DATA. “Receiving the highest marks possible for our solution is a great honor, and shows the high level of security and protection we offer our Android customers.”

G DATA Internet Security for Android offers reliable all-around protection for mobile devices using the Android operating system. Besides protection against malware, risky applications and dangers while surfing the Web, the solution also protects users against the consequences of losing the device or having it stolen. In this case, a smartphone can be located and all the data deleted remotely, protecting it from third party access.

Additionally, the built-in parental controls help parents make sure that their children use the smartphone or tablet as intended. For example, age-inappropriate web content is automatically blocked in a special children's browser. To prevent high telephone bills, calls and text messages can also be blocked, although emergency calls can still be made. This enables small explorers to surf the web safely, and parents can put their mobile device in the hands of their children with no worries.

Key Features of G DATA’s Internet Security for Android Solution
●    Cloud-based detection provides security against phishing and malicious websites
●    Protection against dangerous apps: The app checker verifies the permissions of apps and issues warnings about inquisitive "snooping" apps
●    Protection against Android malware: The new Cloud connection enables the resource-saving Advanced Scan to detect all malware and stay fully up-to-date at all times
●    Customisable text messages and call filter for unsolicited calls
●    Protection if the device is lost or stolen: If the smartphone or tablet is lost, all the data stored on it can be deleted, or the device can be locked or located
●    Comprehensive, configurable parental controls so children can safely use the mobile device

About G DATA
G DATA is a world renowned leader in security software solutions and a pioneer in the field of virus protection. Combining the world’s best security technologies into antivirus software, G DATA offers complete, comprehensive protection for end users as well as small- to large-sized businesses. G DATA products include Dual-Engine Scanning Technology, (G DATA CloseGap) Bank Guard SSL Protection, Patch Management, Device Control & Management, Application Control, a Web Accessible Enterprise Management Console, Web Content Filtering, and Managed Android Security. G DATA security solutions are available worldwide in more than 90 countries.

For more information about the company and their security solutions, please visit http://www.gdata-software.com.

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703.390.1512

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