AV-Comparatives, a renowned security software evaluation institute, is pleased to release the year’s first half-year report of the Business Main-Test Series for 2021. As many as 19 popular business cybersecurity products were examined in this rest series that consists of real-world protection test, malware protection test, and business speed impact test.
The threat landscape continues to evolve rapidly, presenting antivirus vendors with new challenges. The test report shows how security products have adapted to these, and improved protection over the years.
When it comes to enterprise cybersecurity, the Business Main-Test Series from AV-Comparatives is a pioneering test in the present scenario. Its real real-world protection test imitates online malware attacks encountered by typical business users. The malware protection test is based around the assumption that the malware pre-exists on the disk or enters the test system via the removable devices or LAN. Finally, the performance test evaluates the impact each tested product on system performance. False-positive tests were also conducted to prevent the identification of legitimate software as harmful by the products.
In the Business Main-Test Series, the following business products were tested under Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit.
- Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud with Advanced Security pack
- Avast Business Antivirus Pro Plus
- Bitdefender GravityZone Elite
- Cisco Secure Endpoint Essentials
- CrowdStrike Falcon Pro
- Elastic Security
- ESET PROTECT Entry with ESET PROTECT Cloud
- FireEye Endpoint Security
- Fortinet FortiClient with EMS, FortiSandbox & FortiEDR
- G Data Endpoint Protection Business
- K7 Enterprise Security Advanced
- Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business –Select, with KSC
- Malwarebytes EDR
- Microsoft Defender Antivirus with MEM
- Panda Endpoint Protection Plus on Aether
- Sophos Intercept X Advanced
- Vipre Endpoint Cloud
- VMware Carbon Black Cloud Endpoint Standard
Just as the previous years, AV-Comparatives “Approved Business Product” awards will be given away this year to qualifying products. In order to be certified as an “Approved Business Product” by AV-Comparatives, the tested products must score at least 90% in the malware Protection Test with zero false alarms and at least 90% in the overall real-world protection test with less than one hundred false alarms. The names of the certified products for July 2021 have been mentioned in the just released test report.
“We appreciate the vendors who have participated in the Business Main-Test Series for getting their business products publicly tested by an independent lab, showing their commitment to improving their products, being transparent to their customers and having confidence in their product quality. We would also like to congratulate the vendors whose products have met the certification criteria, and are thus given the AV-Comparatives Approved Business Security Product Award for July 2021.” said AV-Comparatives co-founder Peter Stelzhammer. “In times of more and more sophisticated attacks a firm can be ruined by a successful attack. Security against cybercrime becomes more important than ever.”
Overall, AV-Comparatives’ July 2021 Business Report provides IT managers and CISOs with a detailed picture of the strengths and weaknesses of the tested products, allowing them to make informed decisions on which ones might be appropriate for their specific needs.
Like all AV-Comparatives’ public test reports, the Enterprise and Business Endpoint Security Report is available to everyone for free: Enterprise – AV-Comparatives
About AV-Comparatives: AV-Comparatives is an independent organisation offering systematic testing to examine the efficacy of security software products and mobile security solutions. Using one of the largest sample collection systems worldwide, it has created a real-world environment for truly accurate testing. AV-Comparatives offers freely accessible av-test results to individuals, news organisations and scientific institutions. Certification by AV-Comparatives provides a globally recognised official seal of approval for software performance.
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