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Bitdefender GravityZone Elite Tops AV-Comparatives Next-Gen Endpoint Security Test

March 2018

Advanced Endpoint Protection Test confirms customer experiences regarding Bitdefender's industry-leading detection from elusive threats

BUCHAREST, Romania/Santa Clara, Calif. (March 14, 2018)— Bitdefender, a leading global cybersecurity technology company protecting over 500 million users worldwide, today announced the results of the AV-Comparatives Advanced Endpoint Protection test that measured the effectiveness of leading enterprise endpoint security solutions in prevention and detection of highly sophisticated file-based and fileless malware. The Bitdefender GravityZone Elite solution vastly outperformed both ‘next-gen’ and traditional products confirming the results of similar testing performed by Bitdefender’s customers in their own lab environments.

Daniel Crofts, Group Infrastructure Senior Engineer, Creditsafe Group who ran his own evaluation said: We were impressed with the accuracy of Bitdefender GravityZone Elite’s protection. We tested several EPP and next-gen AV solutions against thousands of malicious samples, and Bitdefender was consistently a top performer. The tunable protection, the small footprint, and the speed of policy changes all ensure an improved security posture of our endpoints. This all adds up to a superior solution to our previous one, making it a simple decision to switch to Bitdefender."

For the AV-Comparatives tests, Bitdefender GravityZone Elite Security was tested against eight endpoint security solution from Symantec, McAfee, Sophos, SentinelOne, Cylance, CrowdStrike, Kaspersky Lab and Carbon Black. The test measured each product’s individual performance against highly elusive attacks. The test scenarios included fileless malware, exploits, command-line attacks, PowerShell-based attacks, malicious emails, and brand-new malware and ransomware samples. In each of the tests, Bitdefender GravityZone Elite Security placed on top in comparison to other endpoint security vendor tested.  

Targeted threats and fileless attacks are a serious concern for the business world, and these tests simulate the challenges security solutions face in real-life scenarios. We are pleased to see that Bitdefender GravityZone Elite performed strongly in this advanced series of tests,” said Andreas Clementi, founder and CEO of AV-Comparatives.

The full test report can be downloaded here.

Bitdefender GravityZone Elite Security offers the highest level of prevention and detection in the GravityZone portfolio of products.  GravityZone Elite Security is a layered next-gen security solution that combines preventive controls and multi-stage detection technologies including tunable machine learning, behavioral analysis, anti-exploit and integrated sandbox to automatically stop advanced file-based and fileless threats with speed and accuracy. The product, released in July 2017, has quickly grown to become the company’s most popular security solution for enterprises. 

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