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G Data Software AG
Traded as G[citation needed]
Industry Software industry, Computer Security, Security software
Founded 1985
Headquarters Bochum, Germany
Key people
Andreas Lüning, Walter Schumann, 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.[1] They are known for being the creators of the worlds first antivirus software. G Data use multiple scanning engines, one developed in-house and the other is the BitDefender engine. G Data provides several security products that are targeted at home and business markets.


G Data was founded in Bochum, Germany in 1985.

In September 2015, G Data launched a new messaging app called Secure Chat which they say uses an implementation of the Double Ratchet Algorithm.[2] The application is based on a fork of Signal and its source code is published under the GPLv3 license.[3]


Some of the features that G Data's solutions[which?] support are:[4]


  • 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%)[6]
  • Gold award for highest proactive detection rate of new/unknown malware (~61%, with 20 false positives)[7]
  • IPACSO Innovation Framework for ICT-Security
  • Innovative Cyber Security Company[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "About G Data". Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Seals, Tara (17 September 2015). "G DATA Adds Encryption for Secure Mobile Chat". Infosecurity Magazine. Reed Exhibitions Ltd. Retrieved 14 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "SecureChat". GitHub. G Data. Retrieved 14 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "Product Information Page". Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "G Data Bankguard Makes Online Banking Safe". Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "Summary Report 2010" (PDF). av-comparatives.org. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 
  7. ^ "Summary Report 2010" (PDF). av-comparatives.org. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 
  8. ^ "IPACSO Innovation Awards 2014". ipacso.eu. Retrieved 21 November 2014. 

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