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G Data Software AG
Industry Software industry, Computer Security, Security software
Founded 1985
Headquarters Bochum, Germany
Key people
Andreas Lüning, Frank Heisler, Kai Figge
Products Antivirus software
Website www.gdatasoftware.com

G Data Software is a collection of anti-malware solutions by G Data Software, Inc. It was founded in Bochum, Germany in 1985 with the North American subsidiary currently located in Atlanta, Georgia, U. S. A.[1] They are known for being the creators of the worlds first antivirus software. G Data is able to achieve higher detection rates than other products through the use of multiple scanning engines, one developed in-house and the other is the BitDefender engine.[2] G Data provides several security products that are targeted at Home and Business markets.

G Data Software competes in the antivirus industry against Avira, ESET, F-Secure, Kaspersky, McAfee, Panda Security, Sophos, and Symantec among others.


Some of the features that G Data's solutions support are:[3]


* Home Security

  • AntiVirus
  • InternetSecurity
  • TotalSecurity
  • AntiVirus for Mac

* Business Security

  • AntiVirus Business
  • AntiVirus Enterprise
  • ClientSecurity Business
  • ClientSecurity Enterprise
  • EndpointProtection Business
  • EndpointProtection Enterprise
  • MailSecurity
  • PatchManagement

Awards and tests[edit]

* av-comparatives.org

  • Gold award for highest detection rate of products tested (99.7%)[5]
  • Gold award for highest proactive detection rate of new/unknown malware (~61%, with 20 false positives)[6]

* IPACSO Innovation Framework for ICT-Security

  • Innovative Cyber Security Company[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "About G Data". Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Vamosi, Robert. "CloseGap-G DATA Software AG". PCWorld Reviews. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Product Information Page". Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "G Data Bankguard Makes Online Banking Safe". Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Summary Report 2010". av-comparatives.org. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 
  6. ^ "Summary Report 2010". av-comparatives.org. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 
  7. ^ "IPACSO Innovation Awards 2014". ipacso.eu. Retrieved 21 November 2014. 

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