Hello, I am Rob Cheng, founder and CEO of PC Pitstop. PC Pitstop was founded in 1999, with the sole purpose of creating a better way to diagnose common computer problems.
Since its origination, the company has evolved into a major security software publisher in the United States, Japan and United Kingdom. In 2016, PC Pitstop was featured as one of Inc. 5000’s fastest growing, private American companies.
PC Pitstop also has strong partnerships with Gartner and Forrester. PC Pitstop communicates with the industry analysts for research and insight into users and technologies. This partnership ensures our company stays in sync with the growing security market space.
Please scroll down to learn more about our company and if you’d like to engage in a conversation around our growth, partnerships, or potential investment, I’d like to invite you to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and get on our quarterly update list. I look forward to speaking to you.
PC Matic, the company’s primary product, is an advanced security solution that implements application whitelisting technology as its primary method of malware detection. This methodology has been proven far more effective in proactive detection of malware attacks, compared to the archaic blacklist approach.
With application whitelisting, only trusted programs are allowed to execute. All others that have not been tested and deemed safe, will not run. The user, if they wish to truly run the software, can go into advanced mode to allow the software to run. Or the user can wait, as all blocked applications are sent to our malware research team and categorized as either safe or malicious within 24 hours.
This approach eliminates the threat of polymorphic viruses, advanced persistent threats (APTs), and has been incredibly effective in blocking ransomware attacks.
Recently ransomware has taken our world by storm, with attacks increasing 167% from 2015 to 2016 and ransom payouts exceeded 1 billion dollars in 2016 alone. It is time for a change in the security software industry. I have continued to think about what is missing, and what we need to do better. I came to the conclusion there is not enough emphasis on detection rates. How can one determine the effectiveness of their security solution if malware detection rates are not being provided? They can’t. It’s time to shift the industry’s focus to what really matters. By increasing the awareness on detection rates, security solution providers will be forced to do better. They will be forced to adopt alternative ways to prevent malware attacks, and keep consumer data secure.
In the most recent Virus Bulletin Reactive and Proactive (RAP) test, PC Matic scored a 99.9% malware detection rating. PC Matic was also tested by AV Comparatives in 2016, which resulted in 100% detection of ransomware and malware samples.
Millions of consumers have benefited from our software, and we have continued to build upon that success by expanding our technology into educational institutions, businesses, non-profit organizations and government facilities.
We’re a successful and profitable company, and although we don’t need cash to operate and grow, we believe we can do so faster and more strategically with an infusion of cash.
We’re excited about some upcoming milestones this year:
We’re eager to put investment to use in the following areas: