Faronics, a leader in computer security and simplifying computer management, announced two developments in connection with its Anti-Virus software. In its latest report by PassMark, Faronics’ Anti-Virus was ranked first in its class. The Anti-Virus product was also recognized by AV-Comparatives as an Approved Security Product. Faronics’ Anti-Virus includes comprehensive protection that combines anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-rootkit, firewall and web filtering capabilities in a single, centrally managed solution. The product leverages a multi-layered security approach to detect threats on a protected system, and can guard against new threats via real-time malware behavior analysis. Faronics Anti-Virus can also be integrated with Faronics’ reboot-to-restore solution called Deep Freeze to allow for protection and file updates on “frozen” workstations without losing them on every restart. PassMark performance benchmark: Ranked No. 1 When compared to other leading solutions in the industry, Faronics’ Anti-Virus was ranked number one by PassMark Software’s Performance Benchmark. PassMark utilized several performance metrics for its rankings, including installation time and size, boot time, CPU and memory usage, schedule scan time and network throughput. Overall, Faronics’ Anti-Virus achieved a leading score of 62, with the closest runner up receiving a score of 55. The PassMark comparison found that Faronics Anti-Virus boots up in half the time it took Kaspersky ES10 and requires only one-fifth of space for installation as Kaspersky ES10. Faronics Anti-Virus was also able to be installed nine times faster than McAfee’s CEP, deploying in only 114 seconds as compared to CEP’s 1,043.31 seconds. In addition, PassMark found that Faronics Anti-Virus scanned a system more than 20 times faster than ESET NOD32, taking only 59.20 seconds in scan time as opposed to ESET NOD32’s more than 1,328 seconds. Faronics Anti-Virus also ranked better in memory, consuming less than 105 MB of memory versus Symantec EP SBE 2013’s more than 261 MB. “These results speak volumes about the capabilities of Faronics Anti-Virus in comparison with other systems on the market today,” said Heman Mehta, Product Management Leader at Faronics. “Our product achieved impressive scores for its memory usage, boot time, file write, open and close, network throughput, file compression and decompression, scheduled scan time. We’re very happy with these results that show our anti-virus’ leading position in the marketplace.” AV-Comparatives Approved Security Product Faronics Anti-Virus has been awarded the Approved Security Product certification by AV-Comparatives, which provides an official, globally recognized seal of approval for software performance. This puts the product in the same league as other industry-leading providers. In order to qualify for this award, Faronics Anti-Virus was put through rigorous tests to evaluate its “real-world” protection capabilities. The tests used the same infection vectors that a typical user would experience in real life and the certification was based on the successful detection of a test set of malicious URLs and files,” said Mehta. For more information on how Faronics Anti-Virus compares, visit http://www.faronics.com/products/anti-virus/ About Faronics: With a well-established record of helping businesses manage, simplify and secure their IT infrastructure, Faronics makes it possible to do more with less by maximizing the value of existing technology. Faronics is the only endpoint security software vendor to offer a comprehensive layered security solution consisting of anti-virus, application whitelisting, and instant system restore protection. Incorporated in 1996, Faronics has offices in the USA, Canada and the U.K., as well as a global network of channel partners. Our solutions are deployed in over 150 countries worldwide, and are helping more than 30,000 organizations. For more information, visit www.faronics.com.