June 15, 2023 | Commissioned tests
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Evaluation of iboss Zero Trust Security Service Edge

In March 2023, AV-TEST performed a test of the “iboss Zero Trust Security Service Edge” focusing on blocking malicious URLs and phishing websites as well as false positive avoidance. The test evaluates the protection at 'time zero' as well as on differences in the detection found 48 hours later.

A test commissioned by iboss

and performed by AV-TEST GmbH


To ensure a fair review, iboss did not supply any samples (such as malicious or clean samples, URLs or associated metadata) and did not influence or have any prior knowledge of the samples tested or the testing methodology. All links and malicious samples tested were verified by AV-TEST as recent and active.

The test focused on the detection rate of links pointing directly to portable executables (PEs) malware (e.g., EXE files), links pointing to other forms of malicious files (e.g., html, JavaScript) as well as phishing URLs. A total of 3,578 malicious samples were tested in the first run. The samples were weighted towards phishing URLs (36.33%), and PE malware (27.98%) while non-PE malware consisted of the remaining (35.69%) of samples. In the retest, 2,812 malicious samples were tested and were slightly different weighted towards phishing URLs, PE and non-PE malware.

Besides this, we evaluated the false positive rates using downloads for well-known applications from http and https websites. An additional false positive test was performed against known clean popular websites from Alexa’s top list. A total of 3,185 test cases were used.

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