360 Degree Protection Testing

A first-of-its-kind test that covers all angles, our pioneering 360 Degree Protection Test targets the key threats faced by internet users. In each test case we employ the full spectrum of Early Life Malware. We use a Time-To-Detect metric to measure how long it takes each application to detect and neutralise missed threats.

Our Phishing Test assesses products’ capabilities in blocking Phishing websites.

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Next-Gen Network Appliance/Endpoint Protection Testing

Companies face the challenge that their multi-layered protections with firewalls, anti-virus systems and intrusion detection systems can be bypassed by targeted attacks or advanced opportunistic attacks (Advanced Persistent Threats). Vendors responded to this problem with APT detection appliances, also known as breach detection systems or next-generation intrusion detection systems. We provide efficacy and comparative assessments of these APT detection appliances, with custom developed, never-seen-before malware.

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In-The-Wild Exploit Testing

Criminals on the internet started to distribute malware to victims years ago by targeting vulnerabilities in browsers, browser plugins, and document readers. The obfuscation used in these attacks renders some traditional antivirus protections ineffective. Thus vendors started to develop products which can detect and block exploits against these vulnerabilities, so the malware does not have a chance to start working. We provide efficacy and comparative assessments of these anti-exploit protections.

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Safe browser tests

Internet Security Suites and Financial Endpoint Protection systems can provide a safe browser solution to prevent the theft of confidential data and protect the integrity of financial transactions by protecting a browser against financial malware (e.g. Zeus, Dyre, Tinba, SpyEye, etc.). We provide efficacy and comparative assessments of these safe-browser protections.

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Recent projects

MRG Effitas Online Banking Certification Q3 2016

2016 / 11 /15

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AV-Comparatives & MRG Effitas: Comparison of "Next-generation" Security Products

2016 / 11 /10

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Blog news

MRG Effitas @ Hacktivity'16

2017 / 01 /09

  better late than never

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TestMyAV - an independent next-gen testing vendor?

2016 / 12 /29

There is a new cat in town – TestMyAV. Instead of my words, let’s introduce TestMyAV by the words from Tom Wright, from . “Security MSP Cognition has launched an anti-virus (AV) testing website to fight against the “misleading” testing culture in the cybersecurity industry. Cognition – a Cylance and Palo Alto Networks partner – launched the website to give resellers and end users the resources to test AV products themselves instead of relying on tests sponsored or commissioned by vendors.” After a short signup process, you can access the whole article in case you are interested. Here is a new …

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