Reliable assurance through forensic analysis

Effitas has created a test that provides a more reliable and effective measure of software efficacy in this domain.

Remediation Testing

Detection and the prevention of infection is one aspect of testing. The other is remediation: how well a secure solution can remove an infection from an endpoint.

To help prevent compromised systems, MRG Effitas has developed an Infected System Rescue test which measures the ability of different products to clean up an infected system. For this test we use the most prevalent threats, covering all of the major malware families such as Trojans, Backdoors, Worms and Ransomware etc.

If a system becomes infected, we measure the time to infection and the time to detect, and provide a forensic analysis of everything that occurred under test conditions, manually inspecting the system to ensure that one threat did not introduce another.

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Case Study: Webroot

Webroot has worked with MRG Effitas over the past several years due to their unique capacity to test efficacy functionality that goes beyond simply blocking a threat. While Effitas does understand that prevention is important, they were the first to introduce testing that looked at detection of specific malicious behaviors by using malware simulation tools to replicate what behaviors were being encountered in the wild.

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