MRG Effitas MRG Effitas 360 Degree Assessment & Certification Q2 2021

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https://www.mrg-effitas.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/MRG_Effitas_360_Q2_2021.pdf

This test is for businesses, so the tested AVs have some Advanced Threat Protection features. The results should not be compared to the results of AV Home versions.

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Non-default endpoint protection configurations Endpoint protection software was running on custom configuration if suggested by the vendor.

  • Avast Business Antivirus Detailed logging was enabled via configuration file and Self-defense module was turned off.
  • Avira Antivirus Pro Log level was set to ‘Complete’ instead of ‘Default’ in ‘System Scanner’ and in ’Real-Time Protection’.
  • ESET Endpoint Security Detection of ‘Potentially unwanted applications’ and ‘Potentially unsafe applications’ were turned on among with ‘SSL/TLS protocol filtering’.
  • Microsoft Windows Defender Microsoft Defender ATP endpoint detection and response capabilities were turned on including ASR rules.
  • Sophos Intercept X Tamper Protection was turned off.

Default endpoint protection configurations
  • Bitdefender Endpoint Security
  • F-Secure Computer Protection Premium
  • Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection
  • Trend Micro Security

The details of testing methodology:
 

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The results of any single test are not especially convincing, so I calculated the cumulative results from the last four tests (Q3, Q4 2020 and Q1, Q2 2021):


MRG Effitas tests (Q3-Q4 2020, Q1-Q2 2021)


1. 360 malware, ransomware (also simulator test), PUA, Financial. Skipped Botnet and Banking tests.


------------------Q3+Q4+Q1+Q2
-----------------Missed samples
Bitdefender..................3
Symantec....................9.5
Eset.............................10
Microsoft Defender....14
Avast...........................16
F-Secure......................20
(high percent of missed PUAs)
Avira............................90.5
TrendMicro.................133


2. Exploit/Fileless tests

-------------------Q3+Q4+Q1+Q2
-------------------Missed samples
Bitdefender.................0
Eset.............................0
F-Secure.....................0
Microsoft Defender....2
Symantec (Norton)....2
Avast..........................2.5

Avira...........................5
TrendMicro................8.5

The AVs marked in green cannot be probably differentiated.

Edit.
Slightly corrected results (in the previous results I skipped by mistake PUA results for Q3 2020). This correction did not change the order of the results.
 
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