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Business Security Test August-November 2023

The second half-year report of AV-Comparatives’ 2023 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 16 Leading Endpoint Security Solutions  

AV-Comparatives, a distinguished independent security testing lab with ISO certification, is delighted to present its highly anticipated 2023 H2 Enterprise Security Test Report. This extensive report offers a  comprehensive comparative analysis of business and enterprise endpoint security solutions, providing a valuable resource for IT managers and CISOs.

The rapid evolution of the threat landscape continues to challenge antivirus vendors, demanding continuous improvement and adaptation from security products. The 2023 H2 Enterprise Security Test Report unveils how security solutions have evolved to confront these evolving threats while enhancing protection over the years.

This comprehensive report encompasses test results for the second half of 2023, evaluating various aspects of endpoint security solutions. It includes critical testing categories such as Real-World Protection, Malware Protection, Performance (Speed Impact), False-Positives Tests, and product descriptions, providing a holistic view of each product’s capabilities.

Endpoint security solutions for enterprises and SMBs from 16 leading vendors were rigorously tested in this series, including: Avast, Bitdefender, CISCO, CrowdStrike, Cybereason, Elastic, ESET, G Data, K7, Kaspersky, Microsoft, Sophos, Trellix, VIPRE, VMware, and WatchGuard.

The report outlines the findings of four key test categories:

  1. Real-World Protection Test: This extensive long-term test, spanning four months, assesses how well the endpoint protection software defends against Internet-borne threats.

  2. Malware Protection Test: This evaluation requires the tested products to identify and neutralize malicious programs that could potentially infiltrate company systems, whether through the local area network or external drives.

  3. Performance Test: The Performance Test ensures that the tested products provide robust protection without compromising system speed and efficiency.

  4. False Alarm Test: For each protection test, a False Alarm Test is conducted to ascertain that the endpoint protection software does not trigger excessive false alarms (false positives), which can be particularly disruptive within business networks.

The report also offers brief product descriptions for each product. The report can be seen here:

Ultimately, the December 2023 Business Report by AV-Comparatives offers IT managers and CISOs a detailed and insightful overview of the strengths and weaknesses of the tested products. Armed with this knowledge, they can make informed decisions about which solutions align best with their specific needs and business requirements.

AV-Comparatives, based in Innsbruck, Austria, has been conducting public security software testing since 2004. The lab is ISO 9001:2015 certified for “Independent Tests of Anti-Virus Software” and holds EICAR certification as a “Trusted IT-Security Testing Lab.”