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Real-World Protection Test Enterprise August-September 2023 – Testresult

Date September 2023
Language English
Last Revision October 10th 2023

Release date 2023-10-15
Revision date 2023-10-10
Test Period August - September 2023
Number of Testcases 250
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Platform/OS Microsoft Windows
Methodology Click here

This report is an excerpt of the Business Security Test August-September 2023 – 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 2023. 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 250 test cases (such as malicious URLs), tested from the beginning of August till the end of September.

Tested Products

The “ENS” version of Trellix in this test uses the erstwhile McAfee engine (now owned by Trellix), opposed to the “HX” version which uses the FireEye engine (McAfee Enterprise and FireEye were merged into Trellix in 2022).

Test Results

  Blocked User dependent Compromised PROTECTION RATE
[Blocked % + (User dependent %)/2]*
False Alarms
Avast 250 100% 0
Bitdefender 250 100% 1
CrowdStrike 250 100% 7
Kaspersky 249 1 99.6% 1
G Data 248 2 99.2% 1
VIPRE 248 2 99.2% 2
Elastic 247 3 98.8% 0
K7 247 3 98.8% 1
Microsoft 247 3 98.8% 2
Trellix 246 2 2 98.8% 7
ESET 245 5 98.0% 0
WatchGuard 243 7 97.2% 12
CISCO 242 8 96.8% 3
Sophos 241 2 7 96.8% 1
VMware 237 13 94.8% 0
Cybereason 235 15 94.0%

* 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 2023)