Fortinet on Tuesday announced that its FortiClient Host Security software has earned its third Virus Bulletin 100% award for its exemplary virus-detection capabilities. Well-known in the industry, the Virus Bulletin (VB) 100% awards recognise products that have been tested by independent experts and proven to accurately detect 100 per cent of viruses known to be “in the wild,” constituting current, real-world viruses. In this test, FortiClient showed a major performance boost over the past several VB 100% tests due to optimisation in the anti-virus engine and its signatures.
Virus Bulletin staff tested FortiClient version 2.76 along with 25 other anti-virus products for their detection rates, lack of false positives and speed of scanning on the widely-used Windows XP platform. This latest VB 100% award adds to Fortinet’s impressive and unmatched portfolio of technology certifications and accolades – totalling three VB 100% awards, two NSS certifications (IPS, UTM) and eight ICSA certifications (firewall, anti-virus, IPSec, SSL, IDS, client anti-virus detection, cleaning and anti-spyware).