Test Lab: MRG Effitas Logo
Test Title: MRG Effitas Q2 2021 360 Degree Assessment and Certification
AMTSO Test ID: AMTSO-LS1-TP037

  • 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: 4
    These Vendors chose to adopt Participant status under the AMTSO Standard, gaining certain guaranteed rights in return for attestations

    “Included” Vendors: 6
    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: 2021-08-20

    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 Completed None
    BitDefender INCLUDED None None None None None
    Broadcom/Symantec PARTICIPANT None (Waived) None Completed None
    ESET INCLUDED None None None None None
    F-Secure PARTICIPANT Completed Completed None Completed Submitted
    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

    F-Secure, Phase 2:

    “We noticed the MRG Effitas 360 Q2 2021 results as published on 23rd August had the wrong grading for F-Secure. We should have been certified for Level 2, but the report claims us not to be certified. I’ve communicated with MRG Effitas to get this changed and the report has been corrected yesterday. Due to that, is there by any chance you could share with us the preview/summary of the results a few days before it gets published publicly? We could help double check the facts and inform if we notice anything. It has been always been a challenge for me to keep track on when the results will be published on MRG Effitas site. In most of my cases, someone internally has to inform me when they come across the results on your site. If the preview/summary is not possible, it would be fine to even inform us once the results are made available publicly. Thank you.”

  • Test Plan

    Notification date: 2021-04-26
    Notification method: Publicly posted test plan, Contact List notice

    Commencement date: 2021-04-30

    Phase 1 Commentary dates: 2021-05-04 – 2021-05-12
    Phase 2 Commentary dates: 2021-08-23 – 2021-08-31

    Publication date: 2021-08-20

    Published test Report

  • MRG Effitas “Q2 2021 360 Degree Assessment and Certification” (ID AMTSO-LS1-TP035) 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: 2021-05-04 – 2021-05-12
    Phase 2 Commentary dates: 2021-08-23 – 2021-08-31

    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: ALL ITEMS MARKED AS SATISFACTORY

      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: PARTICIPANT

      Vendor Attestation Status: NO ATTESTATIONS PROVIDED (Waived)

      Commentary (Phase 1): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED

      Vendor Confirmation Status: ALL ITEMS MARKED AS SATISFACTORY

      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): COMMENTARY SUBMITTED as follows:

      “We noticed the MRG Effitas 360 Q2 2021 results as published on 23rd August had the wrong grading for F-Secure. We should have been certified for Level 2, but the report claims us not to be certified. I’ve communicated with MRG Effitas to get this changed and the report has been corrected yesterday. Due to that, is there by any chance you could share with us the preview/summary of the results a few days before it gets published publicly? We could help double check the facts and inform if we notice anything. It has been always been a challenge for me to keep track on when the results will be published on MRG Effitas site. In most of my cases, someone internally has to inform me when they come across the results on your site. If the preview/summary is not possible, it would be fine to even inform us once the results are made available publicly. Thank you.”

    • 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