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Real-World Protection Test Enterprise March-April 2021 – Testresult

Date April 2021
Language English
Last Revision May 10th 2021

Release date 2021-05-13
Revision date 2021-05-10
Test Period March - April 2021
Number of Testcases 373
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Platform/OS Microsoft Windows
Methodology Click here

This report is an excerpt of the Business Security Test March-April 2021 – 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 March and April 2021. 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 373 test cases (such as malicious URLs), tested from the beginning of March till the end of April.

Tested Products

Test Results

  Blocked User dependent Compromised PROTECTION RATE
[Blocked % + (User dependent %)/2]*
False Alarms
Bitdefender, Microsoft 373 100% 2
K7 373 100% 3
Crowdstrike 373 100% 10
372 1 99.9% 11
G Data 372 1 99.7% 2
Vipre 372 1 99.7% 3
Panda 372 1 99.7% 18
Kaspersky 371 2 99.5% 0
FireEye 371 2 99.5% 4
Malwarebytes 371 2 99.5% 24
ESET 370 3 99.2% 0
VMWare 368 5 98.7% 2
Fortinet 366 7 98.1% 18
Sophos 363 2 8 97.6% 0
364 9 97.6% 52
Cisco 363 10 97.3% 0
362 11 97.1% 0
360 13 96.5%

* 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 an increased number of FPs. The bug has now been fixed.

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(May 2021)