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Real-World Protection Test Enterprise August-September 2020 – Testresult

Date September 2020
Language English
Last Revision October 12th 2020

Release date 2020-10-15
Revision date 2020-10-12
Test Period September 2020
Number of Testcases 411
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Platform/OS Microsoft Windows
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This report is an excerpt of the Business Security Test August-September 2020 – 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 2020. 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 411 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
Vipre 411 100% 0
Bitdefender, ESET 411 100% 1
Kaspersky 410 1 99.8% 0
Fortinet 410 1 99.8% 1
Avast 410 1 99.8% 2
Panda 410 1 99.8% 11
Microsoft 409 2 99.5% 1
G Data 409 2 99.5% 2
K7 409 2 99.5% 7
Elastic 408 3 99.3% 13
SparkCognition 407 4 99.0% 0
Sophos 401 10 97.6% 2
Acronis 400 11 97.3% 0
Cisco 400 11 97.3% 1
CrowdStrike 397 14 96.6% 11
VMware 396 15 96.4% 1
FireEye 382 29 92.9% 1
375 36 91.2%

* 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.
* A Cybereason product issue was uncovered during the Real-World Protection Test which led to some missed detections. The bug has now been fixed.


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(October 2020)