December 05, 2023 | Commissioned tests
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Evaluation of Skyhigh Security Service Edge

In August/September 2023, AV-TEST performed a test of the “Skyhigh Security Service Edge” focusing on blocking malicious URLs and phishing websites as well as false positive avoidance. In addition to the standard test scope a test of prevalent malware was carried out. The test was commissioned by Skyhigh Security.

A test commissioned by Skyhigh Security

and performed by AV-TEST GmbH


To ensure a fair review, Skyhigh 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 3,111 malicious samples were tested in the first run. The samples wereweighted towards phishing URLs (36.52%), and PE malware (29.12%) while non-PE malware consisted of the remaining ( 34.36%) of samples.

Additional to the standard test scope a test wit h prevalent malware samples was executed. Therefore 10.672 PE and 12.477 Non PE samples were processed.

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 3,183 test cases were used.

The full details of the test setup and the testing scenarios can be found in the following sections of this test report.

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