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All major ransomware attacks follow a certain attack pattern of APT groups. That's why the lab at AV-TEST simulated attacks on 14 protection solutions for corporate users with 10 sophisticated Advanced Persistent Threat scenarios, trying to encrypt the systems per ransomware. In doing so, each defensive step was evaluated according to the pattern of the MITRE ATT&CK Matrix. The test revealed: Many corporate products are good system defenders.

Every day, protection solutions for corporate users normally have to detect, classify and fend off thousands of attackers. The lab at AV-TEST already assesses this classical protection every two months with its certification tests for corporate protection software and thus evaluates the consistent security of the products.

In the latest Advanced Threat Protection test, the lab evaluated 14 endpoint protection platforms (EPP) in terms of their performance against new, still unknown attack scenarios with ransomware, as they are normally carried out by hacker groups. Unfortunately, many such attacks have been successful in the past, as evidenced by numerous media reports.

Various security companies have already designated numbers from 1 to 41 for several APT groups, as they also show up under several names. Others stick to a group description. APT38, for example, deployed Hermes ransomware, with AES 256-bit encryption. APT41 bought the ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) encryptor RaaS and used it to extort companies. The FIN7 group mounted specialized attacks on ESXi virtualization servers of VMware with Darkside ransomware. Also notorious is the TA505 group, which encrypted large volumes of data with the LockerGoga ransomware. This software was used against the Norwegian aluminum manufacturer Norsk Hydro, for example. Many smaller APT groups without special names recurringly rely on variants of successful ransomware, such as REvil, Ryuk, Maze, Conti or NotPetya.
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Why would anyone using Windows pay for the antivirus? Look at the results of Defender, they are right up there with all the top notch. Right now I'm using Defender UI one with Voodooshield integrated in it. It's light no adds what more can I say just works great!!
 
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There can be several reasons for not using Defender. You can find them on several MalwareTips threads.
Of course, Defender can be a very good starting point for home users, especially when using advanced ATP features (not available from Windows Security Center).
Anyway, this test was performed for Enterprises where one cannot use a tweaked Defender free, but must buy Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, or a subscription for Microsoft 365 Defender, etc. The prices are not low, so there is room for competition.
 

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There can be several reasons for not using Defender. You can find them on several MalwareTips threads.
Of course, Defender can be a very good starting point for home users, especially when using advanced ATP features (not available from Windows Security Center).
Anyway, this test was performed for Enterprises where one cannot use a tweaked Defender free, but must buy Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, or a subscription for Microsoft 365 Defender, etc. The prices are not low, so there is room for competition.
A lot of these other solutions provide better integration too with their firewall or network access control solution, or other operating systems.

When a test has 10+ solutions scoring the same top score, one has to wonder too if it’s not really demonstrating the difference between these products.
 
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A lot of these other solutions provide better integration too with their firewall or network access control solution, ...
Yes, this is true for Defender free. But in the paid versions for Enterprises, everything is well integrated on the top level.


In SMBs an interesting solution is Microsoft for Endpoint that costs $120 per 1 user (1 year). But, other vendors can offer a lower price for 5 or 10 users. For example, Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud Plus costs $324.5 per 5 users (1 year).
 
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Yes, this is true for Defender free. But in the paid versions for Enterprises, everything is well integrated on the top level.


In SMBs an interesting solution is Microsoft for Endpoint that costs $120 per user (1 year). But, other vendors can offer a lower price for 5 or 10 users. For example, Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud Plus costs $324.5 per 5 users (1 year).
Oh I mean if they have already chosen another vendor for a different part of their network access solution.

For example, Sophos endpoint protection integrates really well with their XG firewall and you can even do things like automatically move infected or out of date hosts onto a different subnet if their endpoint protection doesn’t respond in time. Central management for Defender ATP is indeed getting quite good!
 
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