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Test Title: MRG Effitas Q2 2020 360 Degree Assessment and Certification
AMTSO Test ID: AMTSO-LS1-TP025

  • 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: 6
    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: 2020-09-15

    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
    McAfee INCLUDED None None None None None
    Microsoft INCLUDED None None None None None
    Sophos PARTICIPANT Completed Completed None None None
    Symantec PARTICIPANT Completed Completed Submitted None None
    Trend Micro INCLUDED None None None None None
    Notable Commentary

    Symantec (Phase 1):
    We object to simulator samples since they are not true, effective industry malware and thus the test is not real-world. We also object to pre-installed simulators for the same reason and also because that would be better suited for a remediation test.

  • Test Plan

    Notification date: 2020-04-10
    Notification method: Publicly posted test plan, Contact List notice

    Commencement date: 2020-04-20

    Phase 1 Commentary dates: 2020-04-23 – 2020-05-01
    Phase 2 Commentary dates: 2020-09-16 – 2020-09-23

    Publication date: 2020-09-15

    Published test Report

  • MRG Effitas “Q2 2020 360 Degree Assessment and Certification” (ID AMTSO-LS1-TP025) 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
    McAfee Endpoint Security
    Microsoft Windows Defender
    Sophos Intercept X
    Symantec Endpoint Protection
    Trend Micro Worry-Free Services with XGEN

  • Phase 1 Commentary dates: 2020-04-23 – 2020-05-01
    Phase 2 Commentary dates: 2020-09-16 – 2020-09-23

    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: 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

    • 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

    • Sophos

      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

    • Symantec

      Vendor Status: INCLUDED

      Vendor Attestation Status: NO ATTESTATIONS PROVIDED

      Commentary (Phase 1): COMMENTARY SUBMITTED as follows:

      We object to simulator samples since they are not true, effective industry malware and thus the test is not real-world. We also object to pre-installed simulators for the same reason and also because that would be better suited for a remediation test.

      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