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Test Title: MRG Effitas Q4 2020 360 Degree Assessment and Certification
AMTSO Test ID: AMTSO-LS1-TP031

  • 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: 3
    These Vendors chose to adopt Participant status under the AMTSO Standard, gaining certain guaranteed rights in return for attestations

    “Included” Vendors: 7
    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: 2021-03-01

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

    Avast (Phase 2):
    We do nor agree with some PUA samples classification (our disputes were not accepted), we have our own “PUP guidelines” according to which are some tested samples clean.

    Response from test lab:
    “Yes, we would like to correct our viewpoint regarding the dispute. After a deeper manual analysis and standards checking, we accept Avast’s dispute that these samples are not PUAs and they were removed from the test set. The report has been updated.”

  • Test Plan

    Notification date: 2020-10-07
    Notification method: Publicly posted test plan, Contact List notice

    Commencement date: 2020-10-13

    Phase 1 Commentary dates: 2020-10-12 – 2020-10-20
    Phase 2 Commentary dates: 2021-03-01 – 2021-03-10

    Publication date: 2021-03-01

    Published test Report

  • MRG Effitas “Q4 2020 360 Degree Assessment and Certification” (ID AMTSO-LS1-TP031) covered the following products:

    Avast Business Antivirus
    Avira Antivirus Pro
    BitDefender Endpoint Security
    ESET Endpoint Security
    F-Secure Computer Protection Premium
    MalwareBytes Endpoint Protection
    Microsoft Windows Defender
    Sophos Intercept X
    Symantec Endpoint Protection
    Trend Micro Security

  • Phase 1 Commentary dates: 2020-10-12 – 2020-10-20
    Phase 2 Commentary dates: 2021-03-01 – 2021-03-10

    Commentary received:

    • Avast

      Vendor Status: PARTICIPANT

      Vendor Attestation Status: ALL ATTESTATIONS PROVIDED

      Commentary (Phase 1): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED

      Vendor Confirmation Status: SOME ITEMS MARKED AS LESS THAN SATISFACTORY

      Commentary (Phase 2): COMMENTARY SUBMITTED as follows:

      On section “Feedback and Disputes”:
      We do nor agree with some PUA samples classification (our disputes were not accepted), we have our own “PUP guidelines” according to which are some tested samples clean.

      Response from test lab:
      “Yes, we would like to correct our viewpoint regarding the dispute. After a deeper manual analysis and standards checking, we accept Avast’s dispute that these samples are not PUAs and they were removed from the test set. The report has been updated.”

    • 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

    • Broadcom/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

    • 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

    • MalwareBytes

      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: 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