DERBY, England, February 25, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Internet and PC security specialist Prevx has today announced it has received the Platinum Product Award for participation of its Prevx 3.0 anti-malware solution in the West Coast Labs Real-Time Testing program and Checkmark Certification program. Prevx 3.0 is the first solution capable of combining faster scanning, a super-light footprint and full interoperability with other anti-malware products to receive this award. Following completion of these two programmes, West Coast Labs awarded Prevx 3.0 its Platinum Product Award, including Anti-Virus Desktop, Anti-Trojan, Anti-Spyware, Anti-Malware and Anti-Malware Dynamic certifications. Prevx 3.0 has passed all the appropriate certification criteria. This includes Anti-Malware Dynamic certification, which is constructed to validate products using real-world methodologies that meet the modern day demands for anti-malware testing. The solution is also enrolled in West Coast Labs' Real-Time Testing program, where it is a consistently high performer.

The Platinum Product Award was gained after Prevx 3.0 completed the Checkmark Certification program and engaged in the Real-Time Testing program. West Coast Labs pointed to Prevx's thorough malware tracking system as another key reason for its recent accreditation. Lysa Myers, director of research, West Coast Labs, said: Traditionally, when defences are used alongside each other, they eat into CPU, cause PCs to crash and ultimately inhibit effective malware security. With the increasing sophistication of cyber crime, innovation in anti-malware is vital. Prevx 3.0's solution identified and remediated infections effectively.

Mel Morris, CEO at Prevx, added: The predictability of conventional malware research and signature-based technologies has given cyber criminals the upper hand, resulting in increased security breaches and longer periods of exposure to infection for both consumers and business. Our inverted architecture, leveraging cloud-based AV with community wide, automated real-time threat analysis provides proven speed of detection and scalability, which significantly helps to combat today's more targeted and persistent threats. The size, speed and range of capabilities offered by our Prevx 3.0 agent technology and its demonstrable interoperability with other mainstream security solutions is unmatched. The West Coast Labs Checkmark Platinum Product Award of Prevx 3.0 underlines the merit of our unconventional approach to addressing the modern-day malware problem. We are extremely honoured to have received such a high accolade from a worldwide leader in anti-malware testing.

About Prevx

Prevx specializes in internet and PC security leveraging the world's largest cloud-based threat database with knowledge of more than 140 million software applications and 20 million known malicious objects, supported by the most powerful automated malware research operation. We target the multiple faces of e-crime by helping customers boost malware defences with a layered security solution that is based on a real-time and sustainable anti-malware model for detecting and removing security threats. Based in Derby, UK, the company was founded in 2001 as Immunify and rebranded as Prevx in 2005. For more information, please visit our website:

About West Coast Labs Checkmark Certification

Checkmark is one of the world's leading certification systems for information security products and services. This highly regarded accreditation program provides a level of assurance across a wide range of technologies that products and services perform to industry accepted standards.

About West Coast Labs Real Time Testing Program

The Real Time Testing program builds upon Checkmark Certification program with the belief that effective independent performance validation of content security technologies should occur as an actual business experience in real-world environments. West Coast Labs now delivers sophisticated, live testing and real-time product performance through its 24x7x365 Real Time Testing program. Products are tested continuously against content security threats collected through West Coast Labs' global network in real time to provide the ultimate in performance validation. Upon completion of the Checkmark Certification program and Real Time Testing program, products are recognized with a Platinum Product Award indicating its ability to meet superior levels of performance standards.

About West Coast Labs

Part of the Haymarket Media Group, West Coast Labs is a global leader in technical research, testing and the Checkmark Certification of information security products and services. With market-leading technology and testing facilities accredited to ISO17025 in the UK, USA and India, West Coast Labs' services and the Checkmark Certification System are being used by the leading global brands to create market advantage and by large business enterprises for obtaining crucial technical insight into product performance.

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