Malware and Threat Detection Effectiveness

Security system detection effectiveness is a critical metric that helps determine how well security technologies are protecting the business. Higher detection effectiveness:

  • Shortens time to detection, containment, and remediation
  • Reduces false positives, which increases employee productivity
  • Reduces theft of intellectual property and customer data
  • Reduces remediation cost and effort
  • Reduces business risk, including reputation, financial, operational

Third-party testing organizations periodically test McAfee products to determine how well they identify and block threats. During the first half of 2014, McAfee achieved the following results:

  • Consumer endpoint security
    • Highest-ever protection score and overall ranking in the AV-Test Consumer Endpoint test
    • Highest malware block rate and top ranking in the NSS Labs Consumer EPP Comparative Analysis Socially Engineered Malware test
  • Enterprise endpoint security
    • Highest-ever overall score in the AV-Test Enterprise Endpoint test
    • Highest malware block rate and top ranking in the NSS Labs Enterprise EPP Comparative Analysis Socially Engineered Malware test
  • Data center intrusion prevention systems
    • Highest security effectiveness and top ranking in the NSS Labs Data Center IPS Comparative Analysis Security Value Map (SVM)
  • Mobile security
    • Perfect 6 in protection score, perfect 13 score overall in AV-Test Mobile test


Here is a summary of recent tests.

Consumer Endpoint Security


After consistently improving protection and total scores throughout 2013, McAfee Internet Security achieved its highest-ever protection score and overall ranking in the May-June 2014 AV-Test for consumer endpoint.

McAfee Score in AV-Test Consumer Endpoint Test



In February 2014, McAfee Internet Security achieved 100% in the NSS Labs Consumer EPP Comparative Analysis Socially Engineered Malware test. McAfee Internet Security was in the top position as it blocked more malware from reaching the endpoint than any other vendor.

Combined Bock Rates by Technology

 

Enterprise Endpoint Security


In the May-June 2014 AV-Test Enterprise Endpoint test, McAfee VirusScan Enterprise scored the highest it has ever scored, including a perfect 6 for endpoint protection.

McAfee Score in AV-Test Enterprise Endpoint Test



McAfee Complete Endpoint Protection — Enterprise achieved a 100% block rate in the NSS Labs Enterprise EPP Comparative Analysis Socially Engineered Malware test published in April 2014. McAfee was in the top position as it blocked more malware from reaching the endpoint than any other vendor.

Average Block Rate for Socially Engineered Malware

 

Data Center Intrusion Prevention Systems


NSS Labs published its Data Center IPS Comparative Analysis Security Value Map (SVM) in February 2014. McAfee Network Security Platform was 99.6% effective in blocking exploits, the highest security effectiveness rate of the four IPS solutions tested by NSS Labs. In addition, McAfee Network Security Platform was effective against all evasion techniques tested.

NSS Labs' 2014 Recommendations for Data Center Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS)

 

Mobile Security


In May, 2014, the anti-malware test lab AV-Test published the results of its latest round of mobile security effectiveness tests. McAfee Mobile Security received a perfect 100% score, detecting a representative set of recent malicious applications with zero false positives. McAfee achieved a total score of 6 out of 6 for malware detection.

McAfee Score in AV-Test Mobile Test