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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/

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AV-Comparatives Explains the Implications of Takeovers in the IT-Security Industry

In recent years, there have been many acquisitions of security software manufacturers. This article considers the implications of such takeovers, with regard to cybersecurity, consumer choice and other factors. AV-Comparatives notes that their test results can help uncover any technical changes resulting from AV-vendor acquisitions.

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AV-Comparatives welcome UK guidelines on auto-renewal by antivirus vendors

The UK Government’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) recently published guidelines for antivirus software vendors with regard to auto-renewal of subscriptions. These Compliance Principles advise security software vendors who sell to UK consumers how to avoid falling foul of British consumer protection laws. Austrian AV test lab AV-Comparatives supports the principles behind the CMA guidelines. 

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VirusBulletin VB2021 virtual conference is taking place on 7th and 8th October

AV-Comparatives is sponsoring this year’s VirusBulletin VB2021 online security conference. This is being held virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions. The event allows IT-security experts from around the world to exchange ideas on the globally relevant subject of cybersecurity. The conference is taking place on the 7th and 8th of October 2021, and registration is free: https://vblocalhost.com/registration/  

The program of live events includes presentations on threat actors in the Middle East and Africa, protection against kernel-mode rootkits, “insider” targeted attacks, threats affecting Hybrid Active Directory, malware targeting Internet Information Services, the use of Apple’s Endpoint Security framework, and malware that targets the Apple Silicon M1 processor. In addition, a number of other presentations can be streamed on demand during the conference. The full conference program can be found here: https://vblocalhost.com/programme/  

AV-Comparatives will be attending the conference, and virtual meetings with us can be arranged during the two days. Participants wishing to do so can contact us using the form on our website. 

AV-Comparatives releases list of working consumer AV programs for Windows 11

Independent security test lab AV-Comparatives has released a list of compatible consumer antivirus programs for Windows 11. With the new Microsoft OS due to be released to the public on 5th October, anyone planning to upgrade or buy a new Windows 11 PC will need to know how to protect their new system against malware. AV-Comparatives have checked all 17 products in their Consumer Main Test Series, to see if they function as expected under Windows 11. 

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