- Apr 24, 2016
his is the first half-year report of our Business Main-Test Series of 2021, containing the results of the Business Real-World Protection Test (March-June), Business Malware Protection Test (March), Business Performance Test (June), as well as the Product Reviews.
Please note that the results of the Business Main-Test Series cannot be compared with the results of the Consumer Main-Test Series, as the tests are done at different times, with different sets, different settings, etc.
The test series consists of three main parts:
The Real-World Protection Test mimics online malware attacks that a typical business user might encounter when surfing the Internet.
The Malware Protection Test considers a scenario in which the malware pre-exists on the disk or enters the test system via e.g. the local area network or removable device, rather than directly from the Internet.
In addition to each of the protection tests, a False-Positives Test is conducted, to check whether any products falsely identify legitimate software as harmful.
The Performance Test looks at the impact each product has on the system’s performance, i.e. how much it slows down normal use of the PC while performing certain tasks.
To complete the picture of each product’s capabilities, there is a user-interface review included in the report as well.
Real-World Protection Test (March-June)
The results below are based on a test set consisting of 759 test cases (such as malicious URLs), tested from the beginning of March 2021 till the end of June 2021.
CrowdStrike, Panda, Fortinet, Malwarebytes and Cybereason had above-average numbers of FPs (on non-business software) in the Real-World Protection Test. Cisco had one false positive on common business software.
Performance Test (May – June)
Users should weight the various subtests according to their needs. We applied a scoring system to sum up the various results. Please note that for the File Copying and Launching Applications subtests, we noted separately the results for the first run and for subsequent runs. For the AV-C score, we took the rounded mean values of first and subsequent runs for File Copying, whilst for Launching Applications we considered only the subsequent runs. “Very fast” gets 15 points, “fast” gets 10 points, “mediocre” gets 5 points and “slow” gets 0 points. This leads to the following results:
The first half-year report of our Enterprise main-test series containing a Real-World Protection, Malware Protection and Performance Test has been released. Also product reviews are included. Read the report for details.