AV-Comparatives reveals enterprise antivirus test results

AV-Comparatives has released results from its Business Main-Test Series, a long-term evaluation of the performance of 19 enterprise antivirus solutions.

AV-Comparatives has released the latest results from its ongoing Business Main-Test Series, a long-term evaluation of the performance of 19 enterprise antivirus solutions.  

The Austrian antivirus testing lab conducts systematic testing of security software solutions to assess how effective they are at protecting businesses against cybercrime. Certification by AV-Comparatives is a globally accepted yardstick of software performance.   

Bitdefender, Kaspersky, Microsoft, Avast and Panda all achieved a 100% score in the Real-World Protection Test, which analyses solutions’ response to threats using 375 live test cases including working exploits and URLs that point directly to malware. 

The Malware Protection Test imitates online malware attacks encountered by typical business users to evaluate the ability of products to detect and block malicious files before and after infection. This assessment uses more than 1,000 malware samples and also features a false-positive test.  

G Data, Microsoft, Sophos came in joint first place during this test, with each product achieving a 100% protection rate with no false positives on common business software.  

Peter Stelzhammer, AV-Comparatives Co-Founder, said: “Cybersecurity has never been more important. Achieving a high score in this test should give both vendors and their customers confidence in the performance of their products. 

“The Business-Main Test is a barometer of excellence which can inform the decisions of CIOs and showcase the effectiveness of the world’s leading security solutions.” 

Products tested

During the Business Test, the following enterprise products were tested under Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit. 

·        Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud with Advanced Security pack 

·        Avast Business Antivirus Pro Plus 

·        Bitdefender GravityZone Elite 

·        Cisco Secure Endpoint Essentials 

·        CrowdStrike Falcon Pro 

·        Elastic Security 

·        ESET PROTECT Entry with ESET PROTECT Cloud 

·        FireEye Endpoint Security 

·        Fortinet FortiClient with EMS, FortiSandbox & FortiEDR 

·        G Data Endpoint Protection Business 

·        K7 Enterprise Security Advanced 

·        Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business - Select, with KSC 

·        Malwarebytes EDR 

·        Microsoft Defender Antivirus with MEM 

·        Panda Endpoint Protection Plus on Aether 

·        Sophos Intercept X Advanced 

·        VIPRE Endpoint Cloud 

·        VMware Carbon Black Cloud Endpoint Standard 


About AV-Comparatives

AV-Comparatives is an independent organisation offering systematic testing to examine the efficacy of security software products and mobile security solutions. Using one of the largest sample collection systems worldwide, it has created a real-world environment for truly accurate testing.  



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