G Data

This article is about the software company. For Google Data Protocol, see GData.
G Data Software AG
Industry Computer software
Founded 1985
Headquarters Bochum, Germany
Key people
Kai Figge
Andreas Lüning
Products Antivirus software
Number of employees
400 [1]
Website www.gdatasoftware.com

G Data Software AG is a German software company that focuses on computer security solutions. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Bochum. 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. The company has a North American subsidiary currently located in Atlanta, Georgia.[2]


G Data was founded in Bochum, Germany in 1985.

In September 2015, G Data launched a new messaging app called Secure Chat which uses the Signal Protocol.[3] The application is based on a fork of Signal and its source code is published under the GPLv3 license.[4]


Some of the features that G Data's solutions support are:[5]


  • AntiVirus
  • InternetSecurity
  • TotalSecurity
  • AntiVirus for Mac
  • AntiVirus Business
  • AntiVirus Enterprise
  • ClientSecurity Business
  • ClientSecurity Enterprise
  • EndpointProtection Business
  • EndpointProtection Enterprise
  • MailSecurity
  • PatchManagement

Awards and tests

  • Gold award for highest detection rate of products tested (99.7%)[7]
  • Gold award for highest proactive detection rate of new/unknown malware (~61%, with 20 false positives)[8]
  • Innovative Cyber Security Company[9]

See also


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

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