July 26, 2022 | Commissioned tests
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Evaluation of Netskope Intelligent Security Service Edge

In May 2022, AV-TEST performed a test of the Netskope Intelligent Security Service Edge (SSE) threat protection offering, focusing on blocking malicious URLs and phishing websites as well as false positive avoidance. The test is evaluating the protection at 'time zero' as well as on differences in the detection found four hours later.

A test commissioned by Netskope

and performed by AV-TEST GmbH


In order to ensure a fair review, Netskope 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 3,261 malicious samples were tested in the first run. The samples were weighted towards phishing URLs (38%), and PE malware (35%) while non-PE malware consisted of the remaining (27%) of samples. In the retest, 3064 malicious samples were tested and were similarly 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 2,372 test cases were used.

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