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Test Title: MRG Effitas Q1 2020 360 Degree Assessment and Certification
AMTSO Test ID: AMTSO-LS1-TP020

  • 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 v1.3

    Published test Report

    Publication Date: 2020-05-20

    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 None None
    BitDefender INCLUDED None None None None None
    CrowdStrike PARTICIPANT Completed Completed None None None
    ESET INCLUDED None None None None None
    F-Secure PARTICIPANT Completed Completed None Completed None
    Kaspersky PARTICIPANT Completed Completed None Completed None
    Microsoft INCLUDED None None None None None
    Symantec PARTICIPANT None (Waived) None None None
    Trend Micro INCLUDED None None None None None
    Notable Commentary

    Avast (Phase 1):
    Regarding the “I confirm that the Tester established a process allowing me to adopt Participant status in this Test.”: Would it be possible to add some note what should be done if a vendor wants to adopt the participant status?

    Response from AMTSO:
    Options for requesting participant status are typically included in notification messages, adding them to our multi-purpose web forms is not viable at this time. In most cases, vendors can contact the tester to discuss participation.

  • Test Plan

    Notification date: 2019-12-23
    Notification method: Publicly posted test plan, Contact List notice

    Commencement date: 2020-01-06

    Phase 1 Commentary dates: 2029-01-06 – 2020-01-13
    Phase 2 Commentary dates: 2020-05-21 – 2020-05-29

    Publication date: 2020-05-20

    Published test Report

  • MRG Effitas “Q1 2020 360 Degree Assessment and Certification” (ID AMTSO-LS1-TP020) covered the following products:

    Avast Business Antivirus
    Avira Antivirus Pro Business
    BitDefender GravityZone Advanced Business Security Cloud
    CrowdStrike Falcon Protect
    ESET Endpoint Security
    F-Secure Protection Services for Buiness
    Kaspersky Small Office Security
    Microsoft Windows Defender
    Symantec Endpoint Protection
    Trend Micro Worry-Free Services with XGEN

  • Phase 1 Commentary dates: 2029-01-06 – 2020-01-13
    Phase 2 Commentary dates: 2020-05-21 – 2020-05-29

    Commentary received:

    • Avast

      Vendor Status: PARTICIPANT

      Vendor Attestation Status: ALL ATTESTATIONS PROVIDED

      Commentary (Phase 1): COMMENTARY SUBMITTED as follows:

      Regarding the “I confirm that the Tester established a process allowing me to adopt Participant status in this Test.”: Would it be possible to add some note what should be done if a vendor wants to adopt the participant status?

      Response from AMTSO:
      Options for requesting participant status are typically included in notification messages, adding them to our multi-purpose web forms is not viable at this time. In most cases, vendors can contact the tester to discuss participation.

      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: NO RESPONSE

      Commentary (Phase 2): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED

    • Bitdefender

      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

    • CrowdStrike

      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

    • 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: ALL ITEMS MARKED AS SATISFACTORY

      Commentary (Phase 2): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED

    • Kaspersky Lab

      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

    • 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: INCLUDED

      Vendor Attestation Status: NO ATTESTATIONS PROVIDED

      Commentary (Phase 1): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED

      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 v1.3

    Compliance report