The first half-year report of our 2019 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.
Business Test Factsheet March-April 2019
We released the March-April factsheet of the Business main-test series. You can find the factsheet here:
The full and more detailed report – containing also a Performance test and product reviews – will be released in July.
Business Security Test August-November 2018
Business Test Factsheet August-September 2018
We just released the August-September factsheet of the Business main-test series. You can find the factsheet here:
The full and more detailed report – containing also a Performance test and product reviews – will be released in December.
Business Security Test March-June 2018
Advanced Endpoint Protection Test
AV-Comparatives has published the findings of an Advanced Endpoint Protection Test, consisting of the following component tests:
- PowerShell-based file-less attacks and file-based exploits test, including false alarm test
- Proactive Protection Test, including false alarm test
- Real-World Protection Test, including false alarm test
- Ransomware test
The tests were performed between November 2017 and January 2018. The primary goal was to compare the automatic prevention and detection capabilities of different endpoint protection solutions. The test was commissioned by Bitdefender. Products by the following vendors were tested (please note that the results apply only to the specific program versions and settings that are described in the report): Bitdefender, Carbon Black, CrowdStrike, Cylance, Kaspersky Lab, McAfee, SentinelOne, Sophos and Symantec. The full report can be downloaded from here (PDF).
Business Security Report 2017
Business Network Performance Test
We published a special Network Performance Test commissioned by ESET, wherein 6 major business security suites were tested. The Network Performance Test compared resource utilization and management by six endpoint security solutions testing their impact on resources such as network traffic and machine load (CPU and RAM).
“Next-Gen” Security Test/Review and Business Security Test 2016
“Next Generation” describes security products that work on a different principle from traditional antivirus software. Some “NextGen” products may only provide logging and analysis of threats (useful for incident response), rather than actually protecting against them. In some cases, protection features are deactivated by default and have to be enabled and configured by the administrator before they can be used.
This report marks the first time AV-Comparatives has tested and included next-generation security products in a public comparative test report. We had reached out several leading vendors in this space, requesting their participation in the test. Unfortunately, a number of vendors refused to participate in this independent evaluation. Since their products could not be included in this public report, we are unable to approve them as valuable next-generation security products. We look forward to their future participation in independent tests.
In parallel to the next-gen test, we also evaluated the security provided by some “traditional” business security products. Please find the reports here:
Business Security Review 2016
The annual Business Security Review for SMBs is now available! https://www.av-comparatives.org/corporate-reviews/