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Real-World Protection Test Enterprise August-September 2019 – Testresult

Date September 2019
Language English
Last Revision October 14th 2019

Release date 2019-10-15
Revision date 2019-10-14
Test Period August - September 2019
Number of Testcases 371
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Platform/OS Microsoft Windows
Methodology Click here

This report is an excerpt of the Business Security Test August-September 2019 – Factsheet. For more details, please click here.


This fact sheet gives a brief overview of the results of the Business Real-World Protection Test run in August and September 2019. The overall business product reports (each covering four months) will be released in July and December. For more information about this Real-World Protection Test, please read the details available at The results are based on a test set consisting of 371 test cases (such as malicious URLs), tested from the beginning of August till the end of September.

Tested Products

Test Results

  Blocked User dependent Compromised PROTECTION RATE
[Blocked % + (User dependent %)/2]*
False Alarms
ESET 371 100% 1
Symantec 371 100% 3
Panda 371 100% 7
Bitdefender 371 100% 13
Microsoft 370 1 99.9% 35
Endgame 370 1 99.7% 12
VIPRE 369 2 99.5% 1
K7 369 2 99.5% 2
Kaspersky, Sophos, SparkCognition 368 3 99.2% 0
McAfee 368 3 99.2% 3
Seqrite 365 6 99.2% 6
FireEye 366 5 98.7% 0
CrowdStrike 365 6 98.4% 1
Fortinet 365 6 98.4% 2
Trend Micro 365 6 98.4% 10
Cisco 364 7 98.1% 0
Avast 364 7 98.1% 1

* User-dependent cases are given half credit. For example, if a program blocks 80% by itself, and another 20% of cases are user-dependent, we give half credit for the 20%, i.e. 10%, so it gets 90% altogether.

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(October 2019)