Security product review, part 1

How adequately can our computer security programs protect us against the latest generation of security threats?

It’s a question that I first raised in the Editorial in the May issue of this newsletter. I’m not going to cover the same ground again but if you missed that issue, you can read it online here:

Since then I’ve been carefully testing a wide range of computer security products to see how well they address modern blended computer security threats.

The security tests I’ve been conducting are very different from the usual signature scanning tests. I wasn’t interested in how many malware programs were being detected in a test sample and the like. My interest was in some specific technical characteristics of the programs being tested. The characteristics that determine how well the program can cope with the latest generation of threats.

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