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Business Security Test August-November 2021

The second half-year report of AV-Comparatives’ 2021 Enterprise main-test series containing a Real-World Protection, Malware Protection and Performance Test has been released. Also product reviews are included. Please read the report for details. https://www.av-comparatives.org/tests/business-security-test-2021-august-november/

AV-Comparatives Reveals Results of Long-Term Tests of 19 Leading Endpoint Security Solutions

The independent ISO-certified security testing lab AV-Comparatives has released its December 2021 Business Security Test Report and awarded an “Approved Business Product” accreditation to 19 antivirus solutions.

The Business Security Test is the most comprehensive investigation of corporate endpoint security solutions on the market. To be named as an Approved Business Product, the tested cybersecurity products must score at least 90% in the Malware Protection Test with zero false alarms on common business software, and at least 90% in the overall Real-World Protection Test (i.e. over the course of four months), with less than one hundred false alarms on any clean software/websites (and with zero false alarms on common business software). Tested products must also avoid major performance issues (impact score must be below 40) and have fixed all reported bugs in order to gain certification.

The 19 solutions which were recognised with an Approved Business Product Award are: Acronis, Avast, Bitdefender, Cisco, CrowdStrike, Cybereason, Elastic, ESET, FireEye, Fortinet, G Data, K7, Kaspersky, Malwarebytes, Microsoft, Panda, Sophos, VIPRE and VMware.

The latest Business Main-Test Series Report contains the results of the Business Real-World Protection Test conducted between August and November, as well as the Business Malware Protection Test in September, and Business Performance Test from November. It also incorporates Product Reviews.

Here are details of the AV-Comparatives tests:

Real-World Protection Test: This mimics online malware attacks that a typical business user might encounter when surfing the internet.

Malware Protection Test: This assessment considers a scenario in which the malware pre-exists on the disk or enters the test system via a local area network or removable device, rather than directly from the Internet.

Performance Test: An examination of the impact each product has on the system’s performance, such as how much it slows down normal use of the PC while performing everyday tasks.

A False Positives Test is also conducted to discover if the product incorrectly identities legitimate software as harmful.

Each product that was involved in the test was also reviewed. Some are suitable for small businesses, whilst others are designed for large enterprises.

Like all AV-Comparatives’ public test reports, the Enterprise and Business Endpoint Security Report is available to everyone for free: https://www.av-comparatives.org/tests/business-security-test-2021-august-november/

The PDF version can be downloaded here: https://www.av-comparatives.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/avc_biz_2021_12.pdf