TrustGo and Lookout Top Android Mobile Security Test

by Carol~ Moderator - 2/19/13 6:04 AM

In Reply to: NEWS - February 19, 2013 by Carol~ Moderator

Today, the independent testing lab AV-Test released their findings from a comprehensive review of 22 Android security apps, looking at how these portable protectors performed on handled Android devices. The competition was tight, but TrustGo and Lookout took the top slots.

The good news is that most apps faired very well in the test, with only GFI Mobile Security failing to receive AV-Test certification. Despite GFI's abysmal 71 percent detection rate for malicious software, the average detection rate across the apps was 94 percent with a median rate of 97 percent. In general, there were very few false-positive results generated during the test.

The Whole App
Of course, security companies no longer rely on mere malware identification to define their product. Many companies provide anti-theft, secure browsing, parental controls, and data encryption with their mobile apps. What's more, mobile security apps need to be unobtrusive and easy on battery life in order to actually be helpful. If it sucks up too much power, or disrupts the normal operation of the device, users will likely uninstall the app.

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