In June 2023, AV-Comparatives conducted an NGFW Egress C2 Test to evaluate the effectiveness of NGFW products in detecting and preventing malicious traffic. In targeted attacks, one of the goals of APT groups is to establish control over a compromised system by opening a command-and-control channel (C2) to the command-and-control server operated by the attacker. If the attacker has already gained access to the system via a trusted relationship, or has delivered malware using phishing or USB drives, they can use C2 malware to open the C2 channel.
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: https://www.av-comparatives.org/tests/business-security-test-2023-march-june
Mobile Security Review 2023
AV-Comparatives’ latest Mobile Security Report 2023 is now available. Nine security products for Android have been thoroughly tested and reviewed. https://www.av-comparatives.org/tests/mobile-security-review-2023/
Mac Security Review/Test 2023
Anti-Phishing Certification Test 2023
Anti-Phishing test: security products published passing the 2023 test
Every year we publish the results of our phishing protection certification test. These tests evaluate the protection provided against phishing websites. These deceptive websites can pose a real threat to Internet users, as they attempt to steal sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details.
Parental Control Certification 2023
AV-Comparatives provides certification for parental control software. Parental control solutions are tested against 1,000 URLs with adult content, and 100 child-safe URLs. In order to be certified, a product must block at least 98% of pornographic websites, have zero false alarms on child-friendly websites, and have no severe unresolved bugs (or design flaws) discovered during the review.
The 2023 certification reports can be found here: https://www.av-comparatives.org/news/parental-control-certification-test-2023/
Anti-Tampering Certification Test
AV-Comparatives has published the results of the Anti-Tampering Certification Test on its website, complete with detailed information about the methodology and criteria used in the evaluation. Each year, AV-Comparatives offers a focus test, allowing vendors to apply for certification. This year, the emphasis was on “Defense Evasion” (Anti-Tampering). Both vendors and customers are encouraged to review the results and use them to make informed decisions regarding cybersecurity solutions.
AV-Comparatives’ Awards Ceremony for 2022
As cybercrime becomes ever more common and ever more sophisticated, the importance of effective security programs increases accordingly. AV-Comparatives’ Awards Ceremony for its 2022 tests recognised those vendors whose products provide truly effective protection against IT threats.
Upcoming AV-Comparatives’ Certification Tests 2023
As in previous years, we will be running certification tests for the following products:
- Anti-malware programs for macOS
- Anti-malware apps for Android
- Phishing protection for Windows and other platforms
- Parental control features for Windows and other platforms
- VPN programs for Android and Windows
Security vendors interested in any of above tests are invited to contact us no later than the 31st of March 2023.