G Data Software is a collection of anti-malware solutions by G Data Software, Inc. It was founded in Bochum, Germany in 1985 with the North American subsidiary currently located in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.They are known for being the creators of the worlds first antivirus software. G Data is able to achieve higher detection rates than other products through the use of 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.
G Data Software competes in the antivirus industry against Avira, ESET, F-Secure, Kaspersky, McAfee, Panda Security, Sophos, and Symantec among others.