Test Lab: MRG Effitas Logo
Test Title: MRG Effitas Q1 2019 360 Degree Assessment and Certification
AMTSO Test ID: AMTSO-LS1-TP007

  • Statement from Test Lab:

    “A first-of-its-kind test that covers all angles, our pioneering 360 Degree Protection Test targets the key threats faced by internet users. In each test case we employ the full spectrum of Early Life Malware. We use a Time-To-Detect metric to measure how long it takes each application to detect and neutralize missed threats.”

    Test Plan

    Participants: 5
    These Vendors chose to adopt Participant status under the AMTSO Standard, gaining certain guaranteed rights in return for attestations

    “Included” Vendors: 5
    These Vendors did not chose to adopt Participant status under the AMTSO Standard, but may have engaged with the test lab in other ways

    Compliance Status: Confirmed compliant with AMTSO Standard v1.1

    Published test Report

    Publication Date: 2019-05-17

    Participation information
    Vendor Status Phase 1 Feedback Attestations Comments (Phase 1) Phase 2 feedback Comments (Phase 2)
    Avast PARTICIPANT Completed Completed None Completed None
    Avira PARTICIPANT Completed Completed None Completed None
    BitDefender PARTICIPANT Completed Completed None Completed None
    ESET INCLUDED None None None None None
    F-Secure PARTICIPANT Completed Completed None None None
    Kaspersky INCLUDED None None None None None
    Microsoft INCLUDED None None None None None
    McAfee INCLUDED None None None None None
    Symantec PARTICIPANT Completed Completed Submitted None None
    Trend Micro INCLUDED None None None None None
    Notable Commentary

    Symantec (Phase 1):

    The test plan says it will use Edge OR Chrome. This is not specific enough. Under what circumstances will the choice be made?

  • Test Title: “MRG Effitas Q1 2019 360 Degree Assessment and Certification”
    AMTSO Test ID: AMTSO-LS1-TP007

    Test Plan

    Notification date: 2019-01-02
    Notification method: Publicly posted test plan, Contact List notice

    Commencement date: 2019-01-09

    Phase 1 Commentary dates: 2019-01-16 – 2019-01-23
    Phase 2 Commentary dates: 2019-06-07 – 2019-06-14

    Publication date: 2019-05-17

    Published test Report

  • MRG Effitas “Q1 2019 360 Degree Assessment and Certification” (ID AMTSO-LS1-TP007) covered the following products:

    Avast Business Antivirus
    Avira Antivirus Pro – Business edition
    BitDefender Gravityzone Advanced Business Security – cloud
    ESET Endpoint Security
    F-Secure Protection Service for Business
    Kaspersky Small Office Security
    Microsoft Windows Defender
    McAfee Endpoint Security
    Symantec Endpoint Protection
    Trend Micro Worry-Free Services with XGEN

  • Phase 1 Commentary dates: 2019-01-16 – 2019-01-23
    Phase 2 Commentary dates: 2019-06-07 – 2019-06-14

    Commentary received:

    • Avast

      Vendor Status: PARTICIPANT

      Vendor Attestation Status: ALL ATTESTATIONS PROVIDED

      Commentary (Phase 1): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED

      Vendor Confirmation Status: ALL ITEMS MARKED AS SATISFACTORY

      Commentary (Phase 2): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED

    • Avira

      Vendor Status: PARTICIPANT

      Vendor Attestation Status: ALL ATTESTATIONS PROVIDED

      Commentary (Phase 1): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED

      Vendor Confirmation Status: ALL ITEMS MARKED AS SATISFACTORY

      Commentary (Phase 2): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED

    • Bitdefender

      Vendor Status: PARTICIPANT

      Vendor Attestation Status: ALL ATTESTATIONS PROVIDED

      Commentary (Phase 1): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED

      Vendor Confirmation Status: ALL ITEMS MARKED AS SATISFACTORY

      Commentary (Phase 2): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED

    • Eset

      Vendor Status: INCLUDED

      Vendor Attestation Status: NO ATTESTATIONS PROVIDED

      Commentary (Phase 1): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED

      Vendor Confirmation Status: NO RESPONSE

      Commentary (Phase 2): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED

    • F-Secure

      Vendor Status: PARTICIPANT

      Vendor Attestation Status: ALL ATTESTATIONS PROVIDED

      Commentary (Phase 1): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED

      Vendor Confirmation Status: NO RESPONSE

      Commentary (Phase 2): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED

    • Kaspersky Lab

      Vendor Status: INCLUDED

      Vendor Attestation Status: NO ATTESTATIONS PROVIDED

      Commentary (Phase 1): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED

      Vendor Confirmation Status: NO RESPONSE

      Commentary (Phase 2): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED

    • McAfee

      Vendor Status: INCLUDED

      Vendor Attestation Status: NO ATTESTATIONS PROVIDED

      Commentary (Phase 1): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED

      Vendor Confirmation Status: NO RESPONSE

      Commentary (Phase 2): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED

    • Microsoft

      Vendor Status: INCLUDED

      Vendor Attestation Status: NO ATTESTATIONS PROVIDED

      Commentary (Phase 1): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED

      Vendor Confirmation Status: NO RESPONSE

      Commentary (Phase 2): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED

    • Symantec

      Vendor Status: PARTICIPANT

      Vendor Attestation Status: ALL ATTESTATIONS PROVIDED

      Vendor Feedback (Phase 1): Item “Communications” marked “LESS THAN SATISFACTORY

      Commentary (Phase 1): COMMENTARY SUBMITTED as follows:

      The test plan says it will use Edge OR Chrome. This is not specific enough. Under what circumstances will the choice be made?

      Vendor Confirmation Status: NO RESPONSE

      Commentary (Phase 2): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED

    • Trend Micro

      Vendor Status: INCLUDED

      Vendor Attestation Status: NO ATTESTATIONS PROVIDED

      Commentary (Phase 1): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED

      Vendor Confirmation Status: NO RESPONSE

      Commentary (Phase 2): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED

  • Compliance Status: Confirmed compliant with AMTSO Standard v1.1

    Compliance report