VBSpam: May 2015

The following are the results of Virus Bulletin's May 2015 comparative anti-spam test. The full report can be read in the May 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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General
Ham
Spam
Product Info
Interface
Name
Result
Final score
SC rate %
False positives
False positives %
Missed spam
Axway  +
Axway
[pass]
98.47
99.69
23
0.21
399
BitDefender  +
Bitdefender
[pass]
99.75
99.94
4
0.04
84
Egedian  +
Egedian
[pass]
99.02
99.06
0
0.00
1217
ESET  +
ESET
[plus]
99.67
99.69
0
0.00
407
Fortinet  +
FortiMail
[pass]
99.81
99.94
2
0.02
78
GFI  +
GFI
[pass]
98.89
99.09
3
0.03
1178
IBM  +
IBM
[plus]
99.82
99.82
0
0.00
237
Kaspersky Lab  +
Kaspersky LMS
[plus]
99.86
99.86
0
0.00
181
Libra Esva  +
Libra Esva
[pass]
99.75
99.98
5
0.05
23
McAfee  +
McAfee SaaS
[pass]
98.87
98.92
0
0.00
1397
Name
Result
Final score
SC rate %
False positives
False positives %
Missed spam
Netmail  +
Netmail Secure
[pass]
99.33
99.40
0
0.00
778
OnlyMyEmail  +
OnlyMyEmail
[pass]
99.80
100.00
4
0.04
2
Scrollout  +
Scrollout
[fail]
97.03
98.91
26
0.24
1404
Sophos  +
Sophos
[pass]
99.73
99.79
1
0.01
273
Spamhaus  +
Spamhaus ZEN+DBL
[na]
96.10
96.10
0
0.00
5042
Spamhaus  +
Spamhaus ZEN
[na]
94.43
94.43
0
0.00
7204
Spamhaus  +
Spamhaus DBL
[na]
13.39
13.39
0
0.00
112032
SpamTitan  +
SpamTitan
[plus]
99.55
99.57
0
0.00
559
ZEROSPAM  +
ZEROSPAM
[pass]
99.72
99.88
3
0.03
152


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

Project Honey Pot

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and a live phishing feed, provided by:

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