VBSpam: January 2015

The following are the results of Virus Bulletin's January 2015 comparative anti-spam test. The full report can be read in the January 2015 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
Axway  +
Axway
[pass]
99.51
99.75
0
0.00
329
BitDefender  +
Bitdefender
[pass]
99.89
99.96
1
0.01
56
Egedian  +
Egedian
[fail]
96.46
96.71
4
0.05
4334
ESET  +
ESET
[plus]
99.87
99.90
0
0.00
129
Fortinet  +
FortiMail
[pass]
99.76
99.91
0
0.00
115
GFI  +
GFI
[plus]
99.85
99.87
0
0.00
167
IBM  +
IBM
[pass]
99.72
99.93
3
0.03
91
Kaspersky Lab  +
Kaspersky LMS
[plus]
99.91
99.91
0
0.00
122
Libra Esva  +
Libra Esva
[plus]
99.99
99.99
0
0.00
13
McAfee  +
McAfee SaaS
[pass]
99.64
99.94
3
0.03
78
Name
Result
Final score
SC rate %
False positives
False positives %
Missed spam
Netmail  +
Netmail Secure
[pass]
99.69
99.77
0
0.00
300
OnlyMyEmail  +
OnlyMyEmail
[plus]
100.00
100.00
0
0.00
2
Scrollout  +
Scrollout
[fail]
97.46
99.65
27
0.31
455
Sophos  +
Sophos
[pass]
99.43
99.89
8
0.09
142
Spamhaus  +
Spamhaus ZEN+DBL
[na]
96.20
96.49
5
0.06
4623
Spamhaus  +
Spamhaus ZEN
[na]
91.87
91.87
0
0.00
10693
Spamhaus  +
Spamhaus DBL
[na]
38.50
38.79
5
0.06
80521
SpamTitan  +
SpamTitan
[fail]
96.65
96.81
2
0.02
4192
ZEROSPAM  +
ZEROSPAM
[plus]
99.83
99.89
0
0.00
143


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