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Business Security Test March-June 2023

The first half-year report of AV-Comparatives’ 2023 Enterprise main-test series containing a Real-World Protection, Malware Protection and Performance Test has been released. Product reviews are also included in the report, which can be found here:

AV-Comparatives Publishes Comprehensive Enterprise Antivirus Test Report for 16 Endpoint Security Solutions

With the rapidly evolving threat landscape, antivirus vendors face new and emerging challenges. The test report showcases how security products have adapted and enhanced their protection capabilities over the years.

The business and enterprise test report encompasses the test results from the first half of 2023, covering Real-World Protection, Malware Protection, Performance (Speed Impact), and False-Positives Tests. The report provides complete details of the testing methodologies and outcomes.

The test series evaluated endpoint security solutions from 16 leading vendors serving enterprise and SMB sectors. The vendors included are: Avast, Bitdefender, CISCO, CrowdStrike, Cybereason, Elastic, ESET, G Data, K7, Kaspersky, Microsoft, Sophos, Trellix, VIPRE, VMware, and WatchGuard.

As businesses face an ever-increasing level of cyber-threats, the AV-Comparatives’ Enterprise Security Test Report empowers CIOs and IT managers to navigate the complex landscape of endpoint security solutions. By providing a comprehensive analysis, our report enables informed decision-making, allowing organizations to select the most effective product tailored to their specific needs.” – Andreas Clementi, CEO and founder of AV-Comparatives.

Real-World Protection Test: This long-term test extends over four months and measures the ability of the endpoint protection software to defend against Internet-based threats.

Malware Protection Test: This test evaluates the ability of the tested products to detect and handle malicious programs that may be encountered on company systems, such as on the local area network or external drives.

Performance Test: The performance test ensures that the tested products do not compromise system speed in favour of providing protection.

False Positives Test: A False Positives Test is conducted for each protection test to verify that the endpoint protection software does not generate a significant number of false alarms, which can be disruptive in business networks.

Product descriptions: The report also includes product descriptions with the key features of each tested solution.

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