January 7, 2019

Trustlook is one of the best Anti-Virus engines provider

Trustlook is one of the best Anti-Virus engines provider

A Silicon Valley researcher recently released a report about the  Malware scanning capabilities of global cybersecurity providers.  Trustlook, one of the providers included in this report, is specifically  identified as one of the top tier performers.

The researcher actively conducted a 14-day comparison of available  cybersecurity providers on the market in preparation of selecting a new  vendor for his firm. The following is a detailing of the survey  methodology:

First, the researcher built a testing dataset, mostly sourced from  the VirusTotal (VT) database. “Our company has some benign APK samples,  but no malicious samples”, the researcher said,” we also select some  malicious APK samples and benign APK samples using a very conservative  labeling policy from VT’s live feed samples.”

VT is well-known in the cybersecurity industry, which was founded in  2004 and then was acquired by Google in 2012. The website is hosting  many antivirus scanners from global cybersecurity company. Users can  upload different types of files to VT and it will return scan results  from all of the hosted vendors. All of the scan reports are shared with  the public VT community, what important is these test results may be  verified by querying the testing samples on VT. In addition, VT provides  an API to get a live feed with the latest samples submitted to VT,  which is the data source of this research. That’s how the researcher  getting his researching data and subjects.

Then, the researcher fed the dataset to malware scanners from 66  vendors hosted on VT  for a period of 14 days: from 11/01 to 11/14.

In the final accounting, Trustlook ranked second among the vendors, which are shown in the following table.

The primary metric used to compare malware detection capabilities is  the True Positive Rate (TPR). This represents the rate which the scanner  successfully detected known malware samples among the provided dataset.  Trustlook’s scanner finished at number two with an admirable TPR of  98.33%.

“In the table, we sorted the vendors according to their TPR which  represents their malware detection capabilities. In total, four vendors  have achieved more than 95% detection rate which are ESET-NOD32 from  Slovakia, Trustlook from United States, AhnLab-V3 from Korea, and K7GW  from India. Among them, Trustlook has the lowest FPR of 0.12%. Among the  eight vendors with over 90% TPR, Fortinet has the lowest FPR which is  close to 0,” the report said.

Significantly, Trustlook’s performance also surpasses globally  renowned vendors such as Avast, BitDefender, McAfee, and Symantec.

As a cybersecurity startup Trustlook has always focused heavily on  cutting-edge technology development, and we are excited to see our  capabilities confirmed by third-party research. Our promise is that we  will continue to build powerful and reliable products for individual and  corporate consumers in the future.