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AV-Comparatives Tested Advanced Threat Protection of 21 Consumer and Enterprise IT Security Solutions for Endpoints CEP / EEP – Simulation of Full-Chain Attacks
INNSBRUCK, Austria, Nov 30, 2022, /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

AV-Comparatives has released the results of 18 consumer and enterprise security 
products from its 2022 Advanced Threat Protection Test
“Our test results show that the best security programs are very effective at 
preventing targeted attacks, and that more and more vendors are improving their 
products in order to combat them.”— Peter Stelzhammer, co-founder, 

The Advanced Threat Protection Test is an add-on test on top of the 
AV-Comparatives' Main Test Series, which includes the Malware Protection Test, 
Real-World Protection Test, and Performance Test and checks each security 
product’s ability to protect a computer against targeted attacks, which are 
known as “advanced persistent threats” (APTs). 

These are complex, multi-stage attacks that are aimed at a specific individual 
or organisation. Whilst the majority of such attacks may be ultimately aimed at 
infiltrating enterprise networks, an obvious means of doing this is to target 
the personal computers of staff members within the organisation. Additionally, 
cybercriminals may launch targeted attacks against individuals for other 
reasons. This means that protection against such attacks should be provided by 
consumer security programs, as well as corporate endpoint protection software. 
All the tested products, consumer and enterprise, had to defend against 15 
different complex targeted attacks.
Tested enterprise endpoint security products include:
Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud with Advanced Security Pack; Avast Ultimate 
Business Security; Bitdefender GravityZone Business Security Premium; 
CrowdStrike Falcon Pro; ESET PROTECT Entry with ESET PROTECT Cloud; G Data 
Endpoint Protection Business; Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business – Select 
with KSC; Microsoft Defender Antivirus for Business; VMware Carbon Black Cloud 
Endpoint Standard.
All the enterprise products listed above blocked at least eight out of fifteen 
advanced attacks, and so received AV-Comparatives’ ATP Enterprise Certification.
Tested consumer security products include:
Avast Free Antivirus; AVG Antivirus Free; Avira Prime; Bitdefender Internet 
Security; ESET Internet Security; G Data Total Security; Kaspersky Internet 
Security; McAfee Total Protection; Microsoft Defender Antivirus.
Of these 9 products, seven products reached either the ADVANCED or the 
ADVANCED+ rating.
AV-Comparatives’ Advanced Threat Protection Test uses a variety of different 
attack scenarios, which the tested programs must defend against. Targeted 
attacks employ various techniques to avoid detection by security software. 
These include file-less attacks, code obfuscation, and the use of legitimate 
operating-system tools. Disguising malicious code also makes it hard for a 
security program to recognise it. The misuse of legitimate system programs for 
malicious purposes also makes it easier for cybercriminals to stay under the 
radar of security measures.
In the Advanced Threat Protection Tests, AV-Comparatives uses hacking and 
penetration techniques that allow attackers to access internal computer 
systems. All tests use a subset of the TTP (Tactics, Techniques, Procedures) 
listed in the MITRE ATT&CK® framework. A false alarm test is also included in 
the reports.
Like all AV-Comparatives' public reports, the report of the 2022 Advanced 
Threat Protection Test for enterprise products can be downloaded free of charge 
from the institute's website:
About AV-Comparatives 
AV-Comparatives is an independent organisation offering systematic testing to 
examine the efficacy of security software products and mobile security 
solutions. Using one of the largest sample collection systems worldwide, it has 
created a real-world environment for truly accurate testing. 
AV-Comparatives offers freely accessible av-test results to individuals, news 
organisations and scientific institutions. Certification by AV-Comparatives 
provides a globally recognised official seal of approval for software 

Media Contact - Peter Stelzhammer,, +43 720115542

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