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Endpoint Prevention & Response (EPR) Test 2022

AV-Comparatives has released its Endpoint Prevention and Response (EPR) Test, taking into account the total cost of ownership (TCO) of each product, potential breach costs, and operational/accuracy costs. The EPR CyberRisk Quadrant™ shows at a glance the Strategic Leaders, CyberRisk Visionaries and Strong Challengers. 

EPR Endpoint Prevention and Response Report Released by AV-Comparatives 

AV-Comparatives’ EPR CyberRisk Quadrant shows the Strategic Leaders, CyberRisk Visionaries and Strong Challengers among the leading endpoint prevention and response solutions. 

The growth of targeted attacks presents a serious risk to enterprises and public bodies. Organisations are increasingly being targeted by cyber-criminals for reasons of industrial espionage, sabotage or profit. Recent attacks on European energy supplier Encevo, and the government of Montenegro, are just two examples of many. The complexity of targeted attacks requires very sophisticated prevention and response solutions. 

Endpoint prevention and response (EPR) products aim to prevent such attacks, and allow detailed investigation, analysis and response of attempted break-ins. AV-Comparatives has published the report of its Endpoint Prevention and Response Test, which assessed how effective leading EPR products are at stopping and analysing targeted attacks.  

Bitdefender, Cisco, ESET, Kaspersky and Palo Alto Networks performed creditably and were duly certified in this year’s EPR test iteration. Five further vendors participated in the test, but chose to remain anonymous. Their results are included in the report, in order to provide an overview of the performance levels currently available on the market. 

Find the full PDF report here: 

AV-Comparatives’ Endpoint Prevention and Response Test is one of the most comprehensive tests of EPR products ever performed. It is a full attack-chain test, and combines prevention and response results with data on total cost of ownership. The products in the test were subjected to 50 targeted attacks, which used a variety of different techniques, to measure prevention, active response and passive response. The report includes detailed results of the tests, showing at which stage each product provided prevention or detection of each threat.  

Enterprise EPR CyberRisk Quadrant™ 

AV-Comparatives has developed an Enterprise EPR CyberRisk Quadrant™ that factors in the effectiveness of each product at preventing breaches, the calculated savings resulting from this, the purchase costs of the product, and the product’s operational and accuracy costs. Certified products were classified in three categories in this regard: Strategic Leader, CyberRisk Visionary, and Strong Challenger. 

The test considered not only the prevention and response provided by each product, but also the cost of a data breach. This can be USD 4.35 million, according to this year’s IBM study. Using the effectiveness of each product at preventing data breaches, the total cost of ownership was calculated. These results can be used as a basis for cyberrisk insurance policies, amongst other things. 

Like all AV-Comparatives’ public reports, the report of the 2022 Endpoint Prevention and Response Test for enterprise products can be downloaded free of charge from the institute’s website,