Seoul, South Korea – January 3, 2005 - AhnLab, Inc., an industry-leading security solutions and services provider, recently announced that its dedicated anti-spyware solution, AhnLab SpyZero 2.0 ™ for Windows XP, has achieved the Checkmark Anti-Spyware Certification.
Checkmark( www.check-mark.com ) is a system, developed by West Coast Labs, Ltd., which tests and certifies information security products such as Anti-Virus Solutions, Firewalls, Intrusion Detection, and VPN to real-world standards. In 2005, West Coast Labs newly established the Checkmark certification for anti-spyware solutions which would complete and pass a quality testing. For a company to be certified to the Anti-Spyware Checkmark, the product must be able to detect Trojians, Key-Loggers, Cookie stealers, and other assorted Malware in the West Coast Labs Spyware test suite without causing false positive test results.
AhnLab SpyZero 2.0 ™ is robust anti-spyware solution that provides internet security protection for desktop internet environment. It detects and prevents malicious programs, and optimizes system and internet performance as well as offers quick and easy restoration from backups.
"AhnLab SpyZero 2.0 has now successfully passed West Coast Labs’ Checkmark certification testing for spyware detection and this is the first time for an anti-spyware from korean security vendor," said Chris Thomas, Operations Director of West Coast Labs. “AhnLab’s achievement of the Checkmark Anti-Spyware certification represents that it offers an accurate and reliable anti-spyware solution that is able to effectively respond to spyware worldwide.”
“As one of our major products in foreign markets, AhnLab SpyZero 2.0 has already been recognized not only in Korea but also in Japan, and the Southeast Asian region,” said Ike Kim, the CTO and vice president of AhnLab. “With our dedicated solution certified by Checkmark, we expect to be able to extend our presence more aggressively in the global anti-spyware market.”
In the meantime, AhnLab has achieved the Checkmark certifications and VB100% Awards from Virus Bulletin ( www.virusbtn.com ) for a number of its flagship V3 products until now. AhnLab have also acquired certifications by the Chinese Public Security Bureau for 10 products.
AhnLab, Inc. ( KOSDAQ: 053800 ) is an industry-leading security solutions and services provider, headquartered in Seoul, Korea. Innovating the information security world since 1988, AhnLab's products and services have always been designed to meet the needs of enterprises and consumers alike. En route to becoming the largest security provider in Korea, AhnLab established its V3 product family as the industry-standard for information protection retaining nearly two-thirds of the Korean Anti-virus software market. Other cutting-edge technologies such as mobile device protection, online-driven consumer security, and enterprise consulting services have enabled AhnLab to grow at an incredible pace. Today, AhnLab reaches far beyond its Korean headquarters, maintaining a commanding presence in Japan and China, as well as having sales and research operations in more than 10 countries. More News and information are available at www.ahnlab.com
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Published on: 2006-01-03