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Business Security Test March-June 2021

The first 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-march-june

AV-Comparatives Releases Long-Term Enterprise Antivirus Test report for 19 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 July 2021 Business 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 first half of 2021, 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 19 leading vendors were put through the test series. These were: Acronis, Avast, Bitdefender, Cisco, CrowdStrike, Cybereason, Elastic, ESET, FireEye, Fortinet, G Data, K7, Kaspersky, Malwarebytes, Microsoft, Panda, Sophos, Vipre and VMware. 

“The threat landscape continues to evolve rapidly, presenting antivirus vendors with new challenges. The test report shows how security products have adapted to these in long term.”Andreas Clementi, AV-Comparatives, founder and CEO of AV-Comparatives. 

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 Positives Test: For each of the protection tests, a False Positives Test is run. These ensure that the endpoint protection software does not cause significant numbers of false alarms, 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’ 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. 

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”. 

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