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AV-Comparatives reveals the results of its EPR – Endpoint Prevention and Response Test

INNSBRUCK, Austria, 20th January 2022 – The independent ISO-certified security testing lab AV-Comparatives has released the results of its Endpoint Prevention and Response Test (EPR).

The AV-Comparatives EPR test is the most comprehensive assessment of its kind in the world.

Each of the 10 products in the test were subjected to 50 separate targeted attack scenarios.

The top Strategic Leader Award was given to Bitdefender, Palo Alto Networks, Check Point, CrowdStrike, F-Secure, Cisco and ESET. Broadcom was awarded with the CyberRisk Visionaries award. Two further vendors reached the Strong Challengers award.

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AV-Comparatives Names Antivirus Product of The Year

INNSBRUCK, Austria, 18th January 2022 – The independent ISO-certified security testing lab AV-Comparatives has named its antivirus Product of the Year.

During 2021, AV-Comparatives subjected 17 consumer security products for Windows to rigorous long-term testing.

All tested products received the test lab’s Approved Security Product Award. This is given to all products that demonstrated they can provide competent protection against a wide variety of threats, without unduly affecting the computer’s performance or raising too many false alarms. The award is a certification of an effective and reliable product. The tested products were: Avast, AVG, Avira, Bitdefender, ESET, G Data, K7, Kaspersky, Malwarebytes, McAfee, Microsoft, NortonLifeLock, Panda, TotalAV, Total Defense, Trend Micro, and VIPRE.

The antivirus solutions were tested for their ability to protect against real-world internet threats, identify malicious programs, defend against advanced targeted attacks, and provide protection without slowing down a PC.

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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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