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Business Security Test August-November 2022

The second half-year report of AV-Comparatives’ 2022 Enterprise Main-Test Series, covering Real-World Protection, Malware Protection and Performance Tests, has been released. Product reviews are also included in the report, which can be found here:

AV-Comparatives Releases Long-Term Enterprise Antivirus Test report for 18 Leading Endpoint Security Solutions  

Most comprehensive comparative report on business and enterprise endpoint security solutions published  

Independent, ISO-certified security testing lab AV-Comparatives has released its 2022 H2 Enterprise Security Test Report. It is the most comprehensive comparative report of corporate endpoint security solutions available. 

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. 

The business and enterprise test report contains the test results for the second half of 2022, including the Real-World Protection, Malware Protection, Performance (Speed Impact) and False-Positives Tests. Full details of test methodologies and results are provided in the report. 

Endpoint security solutions for enterprise and SMB from 18 leading vendors were put through the test series. These were: Acronis, Avast, Bitdefender, Cisco, CrowdStrike, Cybereason, Elastic, ESET, G Data, K7, Kaspersky, Malwarebytes, Microsoft, Sophos, Trellix, VIPRE, VMware and WatchGuard. 

Real-World Protection Test: The Real-World Protection Test is a long-term test, run over a period of four months. It tests how well the endpoint protection software can protect the system against Internet-borne threats.  

Malware Protection Test: The Malware Protection Test requires the tested products to detect malicious programs that could be encountered on the company systems, e.g. on the local area network or external drives. 

Performance Test: Performance Test checks that tested products do not provide protection at the expense of slowing down the system.  

False Alarm Test: For each of the protection tests, a False Alarm Test is run. These ensure that the endpoint protection software does not cause significant numbers of false alarms (false positives), which can be particularly disruptive in business networks.

Ease of Use Review: The report also includes a detailed user-interface review of each product, providing an insight into what it is like to use in typical day-to-day management scenarios.  

Overall, AV-Comparatives’ November 2022 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. 

AV-Comparatives is an independent testing lab based in Innsbruck, Austria, and has been publicly testing computer security software since 2004. It is ISO 9001:2015 certified for the scope “Independent Tests of Anti-Virus Software”. It also holds the EICAR certification as a “Trusted IT-Security Testing Lab”.