Posted by: David Harley | November 7, 2016

AV-Comparatives ‘next-gen’ test

Independent testing of so-called ‘next-gen’ products is currently quite unusual: indeed, some next-gen vendors have suggested that their products cannot be tested by independent testers. Though apparently it’s OK to do your own tests with the methodologies and samples provided by a website affiliated with the reseller of  a next-gen product. The dangers of that approach are fairly obvious, but I’ll certainly be back to that topic in due course.

Independent tester AV-Comparatives, however, has gone its own way – as with its long experience of product testing, it’s certainly entitled to do – and tested four next-gen products:

  • Barracuda NextGen Firewall VF100 7.0.1
  • CrowdStrike Falcon Host 2.0.19.3908
  • Palo Alto Traps 3.4.0.15678
  • Sentinel One Endpoint Protection Platform 1.6.2.5021

The overall reviews and the Malware Protection Tests were performed by AV-Comparatives themselves, while the Exploit Test was performed by MRG Effitas.

This review, and others, are available from the AV-Comparatives Business Reviews page.

David Harley

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