MRG Effitas Q1 2020 360 Degree Assessment and Certification

Test Lab

MRG Effitas

Test Title

MRG Effitas Q1 2020 360 Degree Assessment and Certification






AVAST, Avira, Bitdefender, CrowdStrike, ESET, F-Secure, Kaspersky, Microsoft, Symantec, Trend Micro

Publication date


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.”

Tested products

VendorProductVendor status
AVASTBusiness Antivirusparticipant
AviraAntivirus Pro Businessparticipant
BitdefenderEndpoint Securityincluded
CrowdStrikeFalcon Protect Sensorparticipant
ESETEndpoint Securityincluded
F-SecureProtection Services for Buinessparticipant
KasperskySmall Office Securityparticipant
McAfeeEndpoint Securityincluded
MicrosoftWindows Defenderincluded
SophosIntercept Xincluded
SymantecEndpoint Protectionparticipant
Trend MicroSecurityincluded

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 Commentary2020-01-062020-01-13
Phase 2 Commentary2020-05-212020-05-29

Commentary received

VendorCommentary phaseComment
AVASTPhase 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.

AMTSO Standard compliance status

Confirmed compliant with AMTSO Standard v1.3Compliance report