AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – Jan-Feb/2012

During January and February 2012 we continuously evaluated 8 endpoint protection products using settings as provided by the vendor. We always used the most current publicly-available version of all products for the testing. They were allowed to update themselves at any time and query their in-the-cloud services. We focused on realistic test scenarios and challenged the products against real-world threats. Products had to demonstrate their capabilities using all components and protection layers.

certified

Endpoint Protection

Version12.1
PlatformWindows XP (SP3, 32 bit)
Report120678
DateJan-Feb/2012

Protection

Protection against malware infections
(such as viruses, worms or Trojan horses)
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Industry averageIndustry averageJanuary February
Protection against 0-day malware attacks, inclusive of web and e-mail threats (Real-World Testing) 97 samples used 96%100%100%
Detection of a representative set of malware discovered in the last 2-3 months (AV-TEST reference set) 229,183 samples used 98%98.0%100%
Detection of widespread and prevalent malware (according to AV-TEST data) 5,000 samples used 100%100%100%
Protection Score 6.0/6.0

Repair

Cleaning and repair of a malware-infected computer

Industry averageIndustry averageJanuary February
Detection of actively running widespread malware (including Rootkits and stealth malware) 39 samples used 95%87.0%
Removal of all active components of widespread malware (including Rootkits and stealth malware) 39 samples used 79%74.0%
Removal of further malicious components and remediation of critical system modifications 39 samples used 67%62.0%
Repair Score 2.5/6.0

Usability

Impact of the security software on the usability of the whole computer
(lower values indicate better results)
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Industry averageIndustry averageJanuary February
Average slow-down of the computer by the security software in daily use Number of test cases: 5 10%6s
False detections of legitimate software as malware during a system scan (false positives) 516,545 samples used 2 3 3
False warnings of certain actions during download, installation and use of legitimate software 24 samples used 1 0
False blockings of certain actions during download, installation and use of legitimate software 24 samples used 0 0
Usability Score 5.0/6.0