The AV Comparatives Leaderboard Is Not As Crowded As It Seems

Three things matter the most when defending an organization against cyber threats: effectiveness, accuracy, and consistency. While effectiveness is well understood and refers to the overall ability of a security solution to detect and block threats, accuracy and consistency are not so easy to grasp.  

Accuracy translates into the effort asked from the security team to review and process security alerts, including false alarms. The less accurate a solution, the more security operations cost there is for the organization.  

Consistency is effectiveness delivered over time. An attack must only succeed once to deliver a lot of harm. 

What stories do (recent) independent tests from AV Comparatives tell us?

The latest results published by AV-Comparatives covering August to November 2021 shows a “snapshot” of the effectiveness for tested solutions in that time period. With the highest protection level of 99.9% in the Real-world Protection Test and 99.8% in the Malware Protection Tests, Bitdefender – once again – demonstrated superior effectiveness in its security stack.

Bitdefender’s exceptional performance is reinforced by combining its leading protection scores with ZERO false alarms in both tests! With

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