VBSpam: January 2013

The following are the results of Virus Bulletin's January 2013 comparative anti-spam test. The full report can be read in the January 2013 edition of Virus Bulletin

To win a VBSpam award, the value of the spam catch rate minus five times the false positive rate must be at least 98.

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Ham
Spam
Product Info
Interface
Name
Result
Final score
SC rate %
False positives
False positives %
Missed spam
BitDefender  +
Bitdefender Security for Mail Servers 3.1.2
[plus]
99.86
99.86
0
0.00
92
ESET  +
ESET Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange Server
[plus]
99.83
99.83
0
0.00
113
Fortinet  +
Fortinet FortiMail
[pass]
99.58
99.64
1
0.01
236
GFI  +
GFI MailEssentials
[plus]
99.79
99.79
0
0.00
138
Halon  +
Halon Security
[plus]
99.65
99.65
0
0.00
225
IBM  +
IBM Lotus Protector for Mail Security
[fail]
97.70
97.92
4
0.04
1353
Kaspersky Lab  +
Kaspersky Security 8 for Linux Mail Server
[plus]
99.83
99.83
0
0.00
113
Libra Esva  +
Libra Esva 2.8
[pass]
99.92
99.97
1
0.01
17
Mailshell  +
Mailshell Anti-Spam SDK
[plus]
99.84
99.84
0
0.00
104
McAfee  +
McAfee Email Gateway 7.0
[pass]
99.10
99.60
9
0.10
261
Name
Result
Final score
SC rate %
False positives
False positives %
Missed spam
McAfee  +
McAfee SaaS Email Protection
[pass]
99.06
99.28
4
0.04
467
Netmail  +
Netmail Secure
[plus]
99.82
99.82
0
0.00
119
OnlyMyEmail  +
OnlyMyEmail's Corporate MX-Defender
[plus]
100.00
100.00
0
0.00
0
Scrollout  +
Scrollout
[pass]
98.60
99.97
25
0.28
17
Sophos  +
Sophos Email Appliance
[pass]
99.05
99.38
6
0.07
404
SPAMfighter  +
SPAMfighter Mail Gateway
[pass]
98.51
99.45
17
0.19
359
Spamhaus  +
Spamhaus ZEN+DBL
[na]
95.08
95.13
1
0.01
3164
SpamTitan  +
SpamTitan 5.11
[pass]
99.77
99.88
2
0.02
79
SURBL  +
SURBL
[na]
58.12
58.17
1
0.01
27183
Symantec  +
Symantec Messaging Gateway 10.0
[plus]
99.68
99.68
0
0.00
211
Name
Result
Final score
SC rate %
False positives
False positives %
Missed spam
The Email Laundry  +
The Email Laundry
[pass]
99.27
99.71
8
0.09
191
Vamsoft  +
Vamsoft ORF
[pass]
98.38
98.71
6
0.07
837
ZEROSPAM  +
ZEROSPAM
[plus]
99.89
99.89
0
0.00
73


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The VBSpam tests make use of two live global spam feeds, provided by:

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