SE Labs Q4 2018 Endpoint Protection: Enterprise, Small Business, and Consumer

Please note:
This compliance page covers multiple component tests, for details of products covered by each component please see the individual summary pages under “Additional links”

Test Lab

SE Labs

Test Title

SE Labs Q4 2018 Endpoint Protection: Enterprise, Small Business, and Consumer






AVAST, AVG, Avira, Bitdefender, CrowdStrike, ESET, F-Secure, G Data, K7 Computing, Kaspersky, MalwareBytes, McAfee, Microsoft, Quick Heal, Sophos, Symantec, Trend Micro, Trustport, Webroot

Publication date


Statement from Test Lab

“September-December 2018 – Endpoint Protection Enterprise, Small Business, and Consumer SE Labs tests a variety of endpoint security products from a range of well-known vendors in an effort to judge which were the most effective. Each enterprise, small business, or consumer class product are exposed to the same threats, which are a mixture of targeted attacks using well-established techniques, public email, and web-based threats that are known or found to be live on the internet at the time of the test. The Test Reports indicate how effectively the products were at detecting and/or protecting against those threats in real time.”

AMTSO Standard compliance info

Notification issued


Notification method

Publicly posted test plan, Contact list notification

Test plan

Commencement date



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

“Included” Vendors


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

Commentary dates
CommentaryStart dateEnd date
Phase 1 Commentary2018-11-082018-11-19
Phase 2 Commentary2019-02-082019-02-18

Commentary received

VendorCommentary phaseComment
K7 ComputingPhase 2

We were neither given the opportunity to adopt participant status nor were we provided with any opportunity to verify the test results for our product before they were published. Since we were not provided the opportunity to participate in the test the tester of its own accord chose the most basic K7 product which would be at a distinct disadvantage given the nature of the test as described in the test plan. We at K7 have already communicated to the tester that our K7 Total Security product, with an additional web protection feature, would have faired far better in the same test.

AMTSO Note: AMTSO has confirmed that K7 Computing was provided with proper notification of this test, along with an invitation to provide Commentary and options to adopt Participant status.

AMTSO Standard compliance status

Confirmed compliant with AMTSO Standard v1.1Compliance report