AMTSO Security Features Check Tools

Is your security software running correctly?

The AMTSO Security Features Check (SFC) tools verify that your security solution is properly configured and operating as expected.

The AMTSO SFC tools are used more than 30,000 times every month to test the correct installation, configuration and operation of specific security products. Professional test labs routinely use the SFC suite to verify that products are working properly, but the tools are designed to be simple enough for anyone to use.

AMTSO SFC tools are free for everyone

The AMTSO SFC tools are completely free for any person or organization to use. Before you use any of the AMTSO SFC tools, please read the fine print.

How do AMTSO SFC tools work?

The AMTSO SFC tools use a selection of approved tests that are not malicious or dangerous. Reputable security software has been designed to alert on these items.

This means you can verify the correct operation of your security software without introducing actual malicious malware onto your system.

Before starting on the lengthy process of testing an antivirus tool’s ability to block access to malicious websites, or the even longer process of testing its phishing protection, I always use the AMTSO’s Features Check page to make sure the components under test are enabled and working properly. You, too, can perform these simple sanity checks, and then relax, knowing that your security software is actually doing its job.

Neil Rubenking

Lead Analyst for Security, PC Mag

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