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Test Title: SE Labs Q4 2021 Endpoint Protection: Enterprise, Small Business, and Consumer
AMTSO Test ID: AMTSO-LS1-TP043

  • Statement from Test Lab:
    "Q4 2021 – 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."

    Test Plan
    Participants: 24 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 (Consumer) Published test Report (SMB) Published test Report (Enterprise) Publication Date: 2021-12-23
    Participation information
    Consumer Product title Status Phase 1 Feedback Attestations Comments (Phase 1) Phase 2 feedback Comments (Phase 2)
    AVAST Free Antivirus PARTICIPANT Completed Completed None Completed None
    AVG Antivirus Free Edition PARTICIPANT Completed Completed None Completed None
    Avira Free Security Suite PARTICIPANT Completed Completed None None None
    Comodo Internet Security INCLUDED None None None None None
    F-Secure Safe PARTICIPANT None (Waived) None Completed None
    G Data Internet Security INCLUDED None None None None None
    Kaspersky Internet Security PARTICIPANT None (Waived) None Completed None
    McAfee Total Protection PARTICIPANT None (Waived) None None None
    Microsoft Defender Antivirus (Consumer) PARTICIPANT None (Waived) None None None
    Norton LifeLock Norton Security PARTICIPANT None (Waived) None None None
    Sophos Home Premium PARTICIPANT None (Waived) None None None
    Webroot Antivirus PARTICIPANT None (Waived) None None None
    SMB
    Bitdefender Small Office Security INCLUDED None None None None None
    Emsisoft Business Security INCLUDED None None None None None
    ESET Internet Security PARTICIPANT None (Waived) None None None
    FireEye Endpoint Security PARTICIPANT None (Waived) None None None
    Kaspersky Small Office Security PARTICIPANT Completed Completed None Completed None
    McAfee Total Protection PARTICIPANT None (Waived) None None None
    Microsoft Windows Defender Enterprise PARTICIPANT None (Waived) None None None
    Sophos Intercept X PARTICIPANT None (Waived) None None None
    Webroot SecureAnywhere Endpoint Protection PARTICIPANT None (Waived) None None None
    Enterprise
    Broadcom (Symantec) Endpoint Security Enterprise Edition PARTICIPANT Completed Completed None Completed None
    Crowdstrike Falcon PARTICIPANT None (Waived) None None None
    FireEye Endpoint Security PARTICIPANT None (Waived) None None None
    Kaspersky Endpoint Security PARTICIPANT None (Waived) None Completed None
    McAfee Endpoint Security PARTICIPANT None (Waived) None None None
    Microsoft Windows Defender Enterprise PARTICIPANT None (Waived) None None None
    Sophos Intercept X PARTICIPANT None (Waived) None None None
    VIPRE Endpoint Security INCLUDED None None None None None
    Notable Commentary:
    No significant commentary submitted
  • Notification date: 2021-09-14
    Notification method: Publicly posted Test Plan, Contact List announcement
    Test Plan
    Commencement date: 2021-09-20

    Phase 1 Commentary dates: 2021-09-20 - 2021-09-28
    Phase 2 Commentary dates: 2022-01-04 - 2022-01-11

    Publication date: 2021-12-23
    Published test Report (Consumer)
    Published test Report (SMB)
    Published test Report (Enterprise)
  • SE Labs "Q4 2021 Endpoint Protection: Enterprise, Small Business, and Consumer" covers the following products:
    Test component: "Home Anti-Malware Protection":

    AVAST Free Antivirus
    AVG Antivirus Free Edition
    Avira Free Security Suite
    Comodo Internet Security
    F-Secure Safe
    G Data Internet Security
    Kaspersky Internet Security
    McAfee Internet Security
    Microsoft Windows Defender Consumer
    Norton LifeLock Security
    Sophos Home Premium
    Webroot Antivirus

    Test component: "Small Business Endpoint Protection":

    Bitdefender Small Office Security
    Emsisoft Business Security
    FireEye Endpoint Security
    Kaspersky Small Office Security
    McAfee Endpoint Security
    Microsoft Windows Defender Enterprise
    Sophos Intercept X
    Webroot SecureAnywhere Endpoint Protection

    Test component: "Enterprise Endpoint Protection":

    Broadcom (Symantec) Endpoint Security Enterprise Edition
    Crowdstrike Falcon
    FireEye Endpoint Security
    Kaspersky Endpoint Security
    McAfee Endpoint Security
    Microsoft Windows Defender Enterprise
    Sophos Intercept X
    VIPRE Endpoint Security
  • Phase 1 Commentary dates: 2021-09-20 - 2021-09-28
    Phase 2 Commentary dates: 2022-01-04 - 2022-01-11
    Commentary received:
    • Avast
      Test Components covered: Home 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
    • AVG
      Test Components covered: Home 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
      Test Components covered: Home 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
      Test Components covered: SMB 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)
      Test Components covered: Enterprise 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
    • Comodo
      Test Components covered: Consumer Vendor Status: PARTICIPANT Vendor Attestation Status: NO ATTESTATIONS PROVIDED (Waived) Commentary (Phase 1): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED Vendor Confirmation Status: NO RESPONSE Commentary (Phase 2): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED
    • CrowdStrike
      Test Components covered: Enterprise Vendor Status: PARTICIPANT Vendor Attestation Status: NO ATTESTATIONS PROVIDED (Waived) Commentary (Phase 1): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED Vendor Confirmation Status: NO RESPONSE Commentary (Phase 2): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED
    • Emsisoft
      Test Components covered: Consumer Vendor Status: PARTICIPANT Vendor Attestation Status: NO ATTESTATIONS PROVIDED (Waived) Commentary (Phase 1): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED Vendor Confirmation Status: NO RESPONSE Commentary (Phase 2): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED
    • FireEye
      Test Components covered: SMB, Enterprise Vendor Status: PARTICIPANT Vendor Attestation Status: NO ATTESTATIONS PROVIDED (Waived) Commentary (Phase 1): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED Vendor Confirmation Status: NO RESPONSE Commentary (Phase 2): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED
    • F-Secure
      Test Components covered: Consumer 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
    • Kaspersky
      Test Components covered: Home, SMB, Enterprise 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
    • McAfee
      Test Components covered: Home, SMB, Enterprise Vendor Status: PARTICIPANT Vendor Attestation Status: NO ATTESTATIONS PROVIDED (Waived) Commentary (Phase 1): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED Vendor Confirmation Status: NO RESPONSE Commentary (Phase 2): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED
    • Microsoft
      Test Components covered: Home, SMB, Enterprise Vendor Status: PARTICIPANT Vendor Attestation Status: NO ATTESTATIONS PROVIDED (Waived) Commentary (Phase 1): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED Vendor Confirmation Status: NO RESPONSE Commentary (Phase 2): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED
    • Norton LifeLock
      Test Components covered: Home Vendor Status: PARTICIPANT Vendor Attestation Status: NO ATTESTATIONS PROVIDED (Waived) Commentary (Phase 1): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED Vendor Confirmation Status: NO RESPONSE Commentary (Phase 2): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED
    • Sophos
      Test Components covered: Home, SMB, Enterprise Vendor Status: PARTICIPANT Vendor Attestation Status: NO ATTESTATIONS PROVIDED (Waived) Commentary (Phase 1): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED Vendor Confirmation Status: NO RESPONSE Commentary (Phase 2): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED
    • VIPRE
      Test Components covered: Enterprise 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
    • Webroot
      Test Components covered: Home, SMB Vendor Status: PARTICIPANT Vendor Attestation Status: NO ATTESTATIONS PROVIDED (Waived) 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