Announcement of 26. November 2019

G DATA Generation 2020: New BEAST technology protects against unknown malware

One for all: New Next Generation solution offers Multi Device Security – users can protect Windows computers, MacBooks, iOS and Android devices with a single licence.

Ransomware, phishing, banking Trojans - cyber criminals are constantly working to develop malware that security solutions cannot detect. To provide comprehensive protection against cyber-attacks, German cyber defence company G DATA has developed BEAST. The new technology detects malware on the basis of its malicious behaviour and stops it immediately. BEAST is now included in all Windows products. To coincide with the launch of Catalina, the new Apple operating system, G DATA is simultaneously launching a completely revamped Mac version of its antivirus software. The new G DATA security solutions protect private users on the Internet when surfing, shopping, and banking online. The solutions are available as of now in specialist shops and web shops.

“Online criminals are always trying new strategies to attack their victims' computers. As the pace of the hackers increases, we focus on progressive technologies to stay one step ahead. The latest development in malware defence is BEAST. The technology recognises malicious processes on the basis of behaviour-based detection and stops them immediately,” says Tim Berghoff, G DATA Security Evangelist.

BEAST provides protection against new and previously unknown malware. Unlike conventional behaviour analysis, G DATA technology records all system behaviour in a graph and thus provides a holistic view. In this way, BEAST accurately detects malicious processes and can stop them immediately. The technology is based on a self-developed, lightweight graph database that runs locally on the customer's computer. BEAST does not require any user queries at all.

New: G DATA Multi Device Security

Windows PC, Mac, Android smartphone or tablet - with the new G DATA Multi Device Security, customers can make them all secure with a single licence. If required, the award-winning security solutions Internet Security, Total Security, Antivirus for Mac, Mobile Internet Security for Android, and Mobile Internet Security for iOS can be combined with each other - including current virus signature and software updates. The multi-device licence can be extended at any time in the personal “My G DATA” area, and individual components can be transferred to other devices.


New: G DATA Antivirus for Mac completely revamped for Catalina

The completely revamped G DATA Antivirus for Mac provides reliable protection against malware, Trojans, and phishing and is compatible with Catalina, the new macOS operating system. Using a security solution for Mac not only protects your own Apple computer - it also detects malware for Windows systems.

The G DATA security solutions Antivirus for Windows, Antivirus for Mac, Mobile Internet Security for Android, and Mobile Internet Security for iOS are still available as individual solutions.

G DATA guarantee: My data stays in Germany

As a German cyber defence provider, G DATA applies the highest security standards, guarantees its customers that all data remains exclusively in Germany, and is protected from access by third parties. Furthermore, G DATA security solutions do not contain any backdoors for intelligence services or other authorities - for comprehensive, effective protection against online threats.

Key features of G DATA Generation 2020

  • Protection against extortion Trojans and fast-moving malware families such as Emotet
  • BEAST: Innovative behaviour-based protection against zero-day malware
  • DeepRay: Fast malware detection with machine learning
  • Hourly virus signature updates for maximum protection
  • Full PC performance with the highest level of security
  • Multiple award-winning protection against viruses and other malware
  • BankGuard for secure online banking and shopping
  • Exploit protection prevents the exploitation of software security holes in programs or in the operating system
  • Powerful firewall blocks hacker attacks (G DATA Internet Security and Total Security)
  • AntiSpam filters out unwanted advertising emails
  • Phishing protection via email monitoring
  • Automatic data backup to local or external data media (G DATA Total Security)
  • Password Manager for secure access data (G DATA Total Security)
  • Free German hotline 24/7/365

System requirements

PC with Windows 10/8.x/7 with at least 2 GB RAM (32 and 64 bit)

MacOS 10.12 or higher, 2 GB RAM

Android 4.1 or higher

iOS 11 or higher


Announcement of 26. November 2019